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The Daily Dispatch: August 27, 1861., [Electronic resource] 4 0 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: September 3, 1861., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
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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.
ormed in line, and dispatched squads in different directions for the search. Their examination was conducted in a very orderly and gentlemanly manner, the officers appearing to be exceedingly civil. No doubt they were greatly disappointed at the size and appearance of our town, for disappointment was visible in every face. Of course no arms or contrabands were found, and the battalion returned as it came. One arrest was made, but there was evidently some mistake in the information, as Dr. Franklin, the person arrested, was promptly discharged after hearing the case.--The charge, we learn, was that the Doctor was the 'leader of a Secession gang which met regularly at his office, and the captain of a Secession company, which were in regular drill.'" The same paper mentions the arrest of Geo. W. Smith, Esq., of Bryantown, on Monday, and adds: "Mr. Smith is well known to the citizens of this county as our late Sheriff, and we must confess our utter surprise at his arrest.
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