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The Daily Dispatch: may 6, 1861., [Electronic resource], Gen. Harney's account of his arrest and subsequent Adventures in Virginia. (search)
effort made to obtain my confidence. On Sunday evening we reached Richmond, and went at once to Gov. Letcher's house. The Governor was dining out, but was sent for immediately. He released me, stating that his orders had been misunderstood. I learned that the Harper's Ferry force had been directed to stop all armed bodies, and that the telegraph had announced me as coming at the head of fourteen hundred troops. I was treated with great attention at Richmond by Gov. Letcher, Col. Lee, Col. Johnson and others, whom I have long known, and was waited upon by a number of other prominent citizens. There seemed to be some curiosity to see me, and some belief that I intended to resign my commission in the United States Army. On this latter point they were deceived. At half-past 5 Monday morning I left for Alexandria, where I arrived in the afternoon. Gov. Letcher offered escort, which I refused. The people along the route seemed to have heard that I was coming, and at some of the
id, is now in Upper Marlboro', Maryland, organizing a Southern company. A letter from a well-informed man in Missouri expresses the confident opinion that that State will be with the South in a very short time. Maj. O. M. Critchfield, for so many years Speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates, announces himself a candidate for re-election. Hon. John Cochran, private in the Eufaula Rifles, has been appointed Aid-de-Camp to Gen. Bragg. He is not the New York John. Mr. John H. Johnson, of Appomattox county, has contributed six hundred dollars towards arming and equipping the volunteers. Henry Ward Beecher, it is said, is going to the war as a chaplain. He would do well to keep beyond the range of Southern rifles. Hon. C. C. Clay, Jr., late U. S. Senator from Alabama, has returned home from Minnesota in somewhat improved health. The President and Directors of the Bank of North Carolina have tendered to the State a loan of $500,000 for purposes of def