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Judith White McGuire, Diary of a southern refugee during the war, by a lady of Virginia 1 1 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: October 3, 1864., [Electronic resource] 1 1 Browse Search
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to believe that no news is good news. Two more of the dear ones over whose youth we so anxiously watched have fallen-Hill Carter, of Shirley, and Benjamin White, of Charlestown, Jefferson County. Thank God, they were both Christians! My heart aches for their parents. The last was an only son, and justly the pride and joy of his household. His parents are in the enemy's lines. O Lord, uphold that tender mother when the withering stroke is known to her! Major Channing Price and Colonel Thomas Garnett are gone! God help our country! We can't afford to lose such men. While our army was busily engaged last Sunday, the Yankees took occasion to send out a raiding party of their superfluous numbers. A party of several hundred came here about three o'clock in the afternoon. They knew that the cars containing the wounded from the battle-field would be here. The cars arrived, and were immediately surrounded and the soldiers paroled. The ladies all the while were in the cars admi
nflicted very little damage upon the citizens. Columns of smoke were seen on the line of the enemy's retreat towards Harrisonburg, rendering it probable that they applied the torch to some of the farm houses on the route. Casualties. Casualties in company K, Fourth Virginia cavalry, Wickham's brigade, in the battle near Waynesboro'; Killed — None. Wounded--Lieutenant William A. Moss, in three places, arm, side, and sabre cut on the head; Sergeant E. V. Anderson, thigh; Corporal Thomas Garnett, head, privates N. Tapscott, leg; --Hubbard, side; John Phillips, severely in breast; Wilson N. Bugg, leg;-- Baber, leg. Southwestern Virginia and East Tennessee. Some excitement exists in Bristol on account of an apprehended raid of General Burbridge from Kentucky, through Pound gap. His force is reported to General Echols at eight thousand. It is stated that our force in the Southwestern Department is sufficient to whip the enemy, and to hold in check any raid that may