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The Daily Dispatch: August 27, 1861., [Electronic resource], Significant. (search)
The spirit of Virginia. In Capt. Grant's company, from Washington county, which has lately proceeded to the Northwest, is a volunteer named Elisha Franklin, who is seventy-two years old! The old man was left by the cars at one of the stations, but pursued his course on foot to the stopping place of his company, ten miles beyond, which he walked in an hour and a half. Such is a specimen of the spirit of the Southern people. Such a people are invincible.
The Daily Dispatch: August 27, 1861., [Electronic resource], A Sensible servant. (search)
The Daily Dispatch: September 3, 1861., [Electronic resource], An execution in
A letter from Northern Arkansas, in the Little Rock Gazette, states that the crops in that region are the best ever made, and that there will be a large surplus of beef, pork and breadstuffs. A new regiment has been raised in Augusta county, Va., which will be commanded by the following officers: John B. Baldwin, Colonel; M. G. Harman, Lieutenant Colonel, John Ross, Major. A veteran of the war of 1812, named Elisha Franklin, is a member of Captain Grant's company, which left Abingdon, Va., a few days ago for the Northwest. He is seventy-two years of age, hale and active. Lieutenant J. T. Goode, late of the U. S. Army, arrived in Petersburg recently, latter a perilous journey from Utah. He is a son of the former Congressman from that district. George W. Stainback, who served in the war of 1812, and has filled an office in the Bank of Virginia for many years past, died in Petersburg on Saturday last. The steam tug W. W. Townes, and four substantially-bu