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The Elizabeth city soldiers. --We would again call attention to the necessities of the Elizabeth City soldiers. As Jackson was the first Virginia martyr in the cause of Southern independence, Hampton was the first Virginia town which has been literally destroyed by the scourge of invasion. No one can think without a tear of the fate of that beautiful village, and of the refined and noble- hearted people who have been driven from its quiet homes, and whose roof trees are all in ashes. The whole of that region has been desolated by the vandals, and, if any who have suffered in the Southern cause deserve sympathy and aid, their claims are pre-eminent above all. We appeal again for assistance to the soldiers of this oppressed and devoted section who are now in the Confederate service. They have been driven from their homes, leaving all their wordily goods behind them — many of them bringing away only the clothes on their backs, such as were suited to the warm season that had the
The Daily Dispatch: November 25, 1861., [Electronic resource], Proclamation of General Dix to the people of Accomac and Northampton counties. (search)
Movable State force. --The admirable recommendation of the Governor of Tennessee for a State defensive force, which can be transferred from point to point as it may be required, is especially worthy of adoption in Virginia. The Confederate Government can not be expected to defend every vulnerable point of attack in this State. If Virginia had now a State force of say ten thousand men, she could immediately sustain General Floyd, or stable Gen. Jackson to clear out the whole of the Northwest. Or she might send a portion of it to such points of the Southwest as are menaced. These illustrations will suffice to suggest the great practical benefits which would follow the adoption of such a measure.
en, by a flank movement, via Clarksville to Little Rock. The object is to arrest the Governor and Legislature. Latest from M' Culloch's. Army. We find in the Fort Smith Times the following dispatches: Fayetteville, Nov. 11th.--Maj. Geo. W. Clarke: Gen. McCulloch directs that all traveling from Fort Smith, in this direction, be done on the Frog Bayon road, as the other reads will be blockaded. W. M. Montgomery, Maj. A. Q. M. Fayetteville, Nov. 11th.--Maj. Clarke: Gov. Jackson was quite sick last night. Gen. Price has fallen back to Pineville, and Gen. McCulloch to the Arkansas line, and is cutting the roads full of timber, to prevent the Federals from advancing on him. The people here are fixing to retreat across the mountains. From Fort Gibson--Jim Lane on his way down — the Indian troops called for. The following letter from Fort Gibson, Nov. 10, was received at Fort Smith, Ark., on the morning of the 11th inst. It is important: An express a