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The Daily Dispatch: September 4, 1861., [Electronic resource] 4 0 Browse Search
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Executive Department Richmond, September, 2d, 1861. the following persons have been appointed by the Governor Commissioners for superintending the election of His of President and Vice-President of the Confederate States, to wit: Accomac — W. H. B. Curtis, T A T Joynes, Edward O Finny. Albemarle — T J. Randolph, S. F. Lake, J. J. Bowcock. Alexandria County--Dr. H. S. Wander, James T. Ball, Anthony Frazier. Alexandria City — J. Morgan Johnson, W. N. Brown, J Buckingham. Alleghany — W. G. Holloway, Heay Roberson, Colonel S. Carpenter. Amelia — W F C Gregory, Edward W. Eggleston, R A Featherson. Amherst — Paurus Powell, W. A. Richardson, J. D. Davis. Appomattox — Thomas H. Flood, L. E. Chestham, Robert labell. Augusta — Jacob Baylor, Benjamin Crowford, Thomas J. Michie Barnour--Col. D. E. Auville, L. D. Morrell, James T. Hartman. Bath — William H. Terrill, S. A. Porter, A H. McClintie. Bedford — E D Buford, Wm A Wingfield, L. C. Ar
aving the troops on the shore, part of them in possession of the small fort, about 700 yards from the larger one, and the rest bivouacked on the beach, near the place of landing, about two miles north of the forts. Early the next morning the Harriet Lane ran in shore for the purpose of covering any attack upon the troops. At the same time a large steamer was observed coming down the sound inside the land with reinforcements for the enemy; but she was prevented from landing them by Captain Johnson, of the Coast Guard, who had placed the two guns from the ships and the six-pounder taken from the enemy in a small sand battery, and opened fire upon the rebel steamer. At 8 o'clock the fleet opened fire again, the flag ship being anchored as near as the water permitted, and the other ships coming gallantly into action. It was evident after a few experiments that our shot fell short. An increasing length of fire was telegraphed, and firing was commenced with shells of fifteen se