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The Daily Dispatch: December 30, 1862., [Electronic resource] 4 0 Browse Search
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s whole corps across the Rappahannock Fill the wagons with as many small stores as we could, and having beef cattle along for meat, then to make a rapid movement down in the direction of Richmond, and try to meet the enemy and fight a battle before Jackson could make a junction there. He Knew that Jackson was in the Valley, and felt that there was force on the Upper Rappahannock to take care of him. He felt certain that as soon as the enemy knew of our crossing down here, the forces under Johnson would be recalled, and he wanted to meet this force and beat it before Jackson could make a Junction with them, or before Jackson could come down on our flank and perhaps cripple us. I had recommended that some supplies should be rent to the month of the Rappahannock, with a view of establishing a depot at Port Royal after we had advanced. Stores have been always in as great abundance as we could have expected, for, after the 19th of November, the weather and the roads were partic
the whites at the end of the war. The President's first of January Proclamation. There is reason to believe that in the President's 1st of January Proclamation, in reference to negro emancipation, he will except such States and parts of States as have furnished evidences of loyalty, but have been prevented by the presence of a hostile army from complying with the terms of his proclamation of the 22d of September A strong protest has been presented to him from Tennessee, signed by Gov. Johnson and a large number of the most noted loyal Tennessean, claiming to be exempt from the emancipation proclamation upon the ground that, if an opportunity were offered to the people of Tennessee to express themselves, unmistakable evidences of the loyalty of a majority of them would be shown; but that the occupation of their soil by contending armies has prevented the holding of elections, as required in the preliminary proclamation, and precluded for the present any other representation of