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The Daily Dispatch: March 8, 1862., [Electronic resource] 6 0 Browse Search
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America. The nation confers its fame as, according to the cynic, people give their gratitude — from a lively sense of favors to come The prospect of taking up these heavy bills on the events of the future, would appal most untried men. But luckily Gen. McClellan, who is a great man for what he is going to do, has before him the reassuring example of Commander Wilkes, who is a great man for what he has only done. There are many other circumstances to soothe and comfort the future hero. Gen. Jackson and Gen. Scott are among the greatest commanders the world has ever seen. The battle of somebody's Bluff and somebody else's Ferry are among the most important actions that were ever fought, as the victors of Waterloo, Juryman, and Solferino are bound to admit. Bunker's Hill was a great victory. All American history is written to prove, not that Americans have performed great actions, but that the actions were great because they were performed by Americans. Let him who doubts it refer
Carried to the Penitentiary. --Henry Myers, Deputy Marshal of the Eastern District, yesterday lodged in the Penitentiary of Virginia a man named Anne Jackson, a former mail carrier of Campbell county, who was on the 14th of February found guilty, before Judge Halyburton, of depredating on the mail, and fined one dollar by a jury. On yesterday the Judge sentenced him to three years imprisonment at hard labor in the Penitentiary, and he was accordingly taken to his future place of abode.
rates retreated to Fort Randolph. The occupation of Martinsburg. Washington, March 4. --Gen. Banks's forces occupied Martinsburg yesterday without opposition, and the pickets continue to bring in prisoners. Although few in number, they are of much importance. Among those taken last night was Rev. T. J. McVeigh, chaplain of the Second Virginia Infantry. He was captured by company K, Michigan cavalry, near Berryville. Intelligence from Winchester leads to the belief that Jackson is there in full force, and has completed his preparations to oppose our approach three miles east of that place. The same authority says his army is well provisioned, supplied, and clothed. Generals Buckner and Tilghman in Boston. Generals Buckner and Tilghman reached Boston, under strict guard, on the 3d instant. The Boston Post, of the 4th, gives an account of their "reception," a portion of which we copy: No sooner were they seen than a rush was made for them, and for