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The Daily Dispatch: February 17, 1862., [Electronic resource] 4 0 Browse Search
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hey arrived here, which was no doubt owing in a great measure to the comfortable quarters and excellent fare provided them. The negro used as a decoy to entrap the Yankees at Harperts Ferry on Friday week, did not use the flag of truce. He mounted the bluff, showed his hundle and pretended that he desired to run away. The Yankees took the bait, manued the boat and attempted to cross and emancipate the contraband, when they were fired upon by our troops from their concealment. Janies Hunter, a private in the Oglethorpe Light Intantry, of Savannah, Ga., who was severely wounded on the 21st July last, has been promoted by President Davis from the ranks to a First Lieutenantey in the regular army of the Confederate States. Capt. Thomas L. Yancey died at Herrisonburg on Tuesday last. His disease was camp fever, contracted in the army at Centreville. The Memphis Acelanche, of the 12th, says. General Beanregard is said to be examining how "the lands lay" in parson
se of debarking troops. The troops are in excelient health, and appear anxious to have a desh at the rebela. The negroes in the vicinity of Port Royal were ransacking the plantations and the dwellings of their masters, and whaterver they could not convert to some bensficial purpose they destroyed. All the cotton they could lay their hands upon they were disposing of for a mere nothing. This the rebels to a great degree. About 4,000 of these people were in quarters at Head. Gen. Hunter's expedition Leavenworth, Feb. 11, 1862. --The greatest activity prevails at Fort Leavenworth in making preparations for the expedition to start from here under Gen Hunter. Troops and supplies are being concentrated in the Southern portions of the State, and the indications appear favorable for an early advance. Seven regiments of cavalry, four regiments of infantry, and three full batteries of artillery, with Parrott and Wiard guns, are now en routs from the East, and are daily