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The Daily Dispatch: June 26, 1863., [Electronic resource] 4 0 Browse Search
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East Tennessee. Burnside has been called to Washington, with all his troops. Of this there seems to be no doubt whatever. The traitors in East Tennessee, who profess to have planted their crops in the hope that they would be reaped by the Yankees, are, therefore, likely to be disappointed. Burnside will not prevent troops from being sent to Johnston, as the New York Herald suggested. The movement of General Lee, whatever may be its object, seems to have been, in the language of a lard-room, "a ten strike." It has disconcerted all the latest schemes for crushing out the rebellion. The success of Gen. Chalmers in sinking several transports below Memphis, proves what we said some time since — that even though Vicksburg and Port Hudson should both be captured, the Mississippi can never be considered open for trade as long as a hostile population inhabits a portion of the territory lying upon its banks. Flying batteries will always be found to annoy trading boats, and secur
e, but did not. He had recently gone to Charleston, but wished to return from there to Wilmington and Richmond. The alleged reason for assuming female apparel was that, being unknown, he could not get a passport, but as a woman could go without one. He guns his age as 16 or 17, and we should not think he was more. His accent is broad Scotch, and, indeed, his account about coming out in the Garafle was corroborated by a gentleman connected with that vessel. The woman gave her name as Nartha Johnston from Johnston county in this State. Had lived in Richmond and Charleston. As a matter of course she had gone by different names at different times, as papers and other things showed. Had known the young man Bishop but a short time. Asserted that they travelled independently, but that she had let Bishop have some money, which he was to repay when he got to Wilmington. She said that she had remonstrated with Bishop about trying to travel in female active. She answered all questions