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The Daily Dispatch: June 28, 1861., [Electronic resource] 5 1 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: July 2, 1861., [Electronic resource] 1 1 Browse Search
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Movements of the Confederate Army --Serious Destruction of Railroad Property--The Southern army under General Johnston, lately occupying Harper's Ferry, is reported as being posted, 20,000 strong, in the vicinity of Martinsburg and Winchester. Martinsburg itself has been occupied for several days past by Brigadier General Jackson, with a force of about five thousand men, a goodly proportion of whom are cavalry. On Friday and Saturday last a general destruction of the locomotives and carsfor the use of the Federal Government. This movement is believed to have been a ruse by interests hostile to the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company to deceive the Southern authorities, so as to lead to the destruction of its property. General Johnston, Commander-in-Chief, believing that such a repair and use would seriously operate against his cause, is said to have given the order to General Jackson for this additional damage to the road, thus putting it on the ground of a military neces
Philadelphia in sealed cars. Hon. John Janney, President of the Virginia Convention, reached his home in Londoun county, last Sunday, quite sick. Two sons of James M. Whitley, Esq., Johnston county, N. C., were drowned on the 22d inst., while bathing. It is now thought that Mr. Riley, who was accidentally wounded by a pistol shot, in Columbus, Ga., may recover. Texas has an organized force of 8,050 mounted troops in the field and ready for immediate service. Rev. Malcolm Johnston, a devoted and esteemed Baptist clergyman, died at Cartersville, Ga., on the 17th inst. J. H. Brenner has been appointed superintendent of the telegraph from Wilmington, N. C., to Macon, Ga. Ex-Alderman John H. Briggs, of New York, died suddenly on Saturday. Despite the hard times, there are five places of amusement nightly open in New York. Dr. James Power, who was arrested in Lynchburg as a spy, has been released. The Prince Edward Troop, sixty strong, lef
Col. J. J. Pettigrew, of the First (S. C.) Rifle Regiment, has volunteered as a private in Captain Conner's Company (the Washington Light Infantry) of Hampton's Legion, and has gone with that corps to the seat of war. Col. Farish Carter, a gentleman extensively and favorably known in Georgia, died a few days ago, at Scotisboro', near Milledgeville, in the 81st year of his age. Rev. Malcolm Johnston died in Cartersville, Ga., on the evening of the 17th ult.--He was a minister of the Baptist Church, and was very old and infirm. Kit Carson had a fall of some two hundred feet over a precipice, in Utah, last April, but alighted in a snow bank and escaped serious injury. Rev. F. X. Branagau, a Catholic priest, died at Cambridge, Mass., on Tuesday. Col. Abercromble, of the U. S. regular army, has been gazetted a Brigadier General. The corner stone of a new Catholic institute at Cincinnati was laid on Sunday last.