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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 11. (ed. Frank Moore) 4 0 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: November 28, 1864., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
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uccess in any encounter with the rebels. The severe labors that have devolved upon me since taking the division have prevented my finding out many deserving of notice, and I desire to thank every officer and soldier in the command for the cheerful and faithful manner in which they have discharged duties incessant and arduous, by day and by night. Chickahominy and White Oak Swamp will bear evidences of their industry for generations. While the late severe service has not been so brilliant as that which fell to other troops, it will even be deemed honor enough to have been a member of that division which held the troops of Jackson at bay across the Chickahominy, destroyed all the bridges, which led the advance of the Army of the Potomac from White Oak Swamp, and covered the rear safely during the great strategic movement from (Malvern Hill) Turkey Creek to Harrison's Point. I am, very respectfully Your obedient servant, John I. Peck, Brigadier General, commanding Division.
arnished with tattered pillow-cases, and covered with white counterpanes, grown gray with longing for soapsuds and a wash-tub. The plainer and humbler of these beds was designed for the burly Mr. Javins; the others had been made ready for the extraordinary envoys (not envoys extraordinary) who, in defiance of all precedent and the law of nations, had just then taken Richmond. A single gas-jet was burning over the mantlepiece, and above it I saw a writing on the wall which implied that Jane Jackson had run up a washing-score of fifty dollars! I was congratulating myself on not having to pay that woman's laundry-bills, when the Judge said: You want supper. What shall we order? A slice of hot corn bread would make me the happiest man in Richmond. The Captain thereupon left the room, and shortly returning, remarked: The landlord swears you're from Georgia. He says none but a Georgian would call for corn bread at that time of the night. On that hint we acted,
portant witnesses, the case was continued till Monday. Anthony, slave of James Fountain, charged with having a ham of bacon in his possession supposed to have been stolen, was ordered to be whipped.-- The bacon was recognized as some which had been stolen from the Engineer Department of the Confederate States, and Anthony turned out to be an employee at one of the hospitals near by. L. D. Lewis was fined $25 for permitting his slave, Junius, to go at large. Andrew, slave of Jane Jackson, charged with stealing a carpet from the Virginia Central Railroad Company, was remanded for examination before the Hustings Court. The carpet had been stowed away at the railroad depot by Mr. W. W. McCreery, preparatory to having it taken from the city, when Andrew stole it and gave it to another negro to have it sold for him. The accused confessed his guilt when accosted about it. James, slave of Samuel Fauntleroy, charged with being a runaway, was committed to jail, there to rema