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The Daily Dispatch: November 12, 1861., [Electronic resource], The battle at Leesburg--interesting description — an affecting Incident, &c. (search)
and encounter between a Confederate Captain and a Yankee officer. One personal encounter is worthy of record. As Captain Jones, of company B, 17th Mississippi, was passing through the woods at the head of his men, he met another party headed by an officer. The two halting instantly upon discovering their close proximity, Jones exclaimed, "For God Almighty's sake, tell me quick — friends or enemies — who are you?" The other replied. "We are friends," and at the same time advanced. A litout, "Captain, they are not friends; don't you see they have not guns like ours. They are Yankees — let me shoot." Again Jones exclaimed, "Who are you? Speak quick, for I can't keep my men from firing." "I'll let you know who we are you d — d rebel," said the Yankee officer, for suc he was, and, suiting the action to the word he sprang upon and seized Captain Jones by the collar. For a second or two a scuffle ensued between the officers when the latter broke loose. At the same instant on
to see their example imitated throughout the South. The Boston Gazette says Perc y always was a favorite with the ladies, and could find out their secrets. He says now that it will be soon necessary to fit up one of the rooms at the White House as a nursery. Col. Jim Jackson was advised by a "rebel" lady with whom he was conversing at Owensboro, Ky., the other day, to learn his soldiers to swim, as they would probably soon have occasion to cross the Ohio in a big hurry. Judge W. G. Jones, of the Confederate Court at Mobile, has sustained the Sequestration Act by refusing to grant a motion to quash a writ of garnishment under that Act. Thomas A. Laster, of Alabama, died in New Orleans a few days since, from a wound received in an affray with a man named Michael McCue. Our Alabama, South Carolina, and Georgia papers report an unusual number of troops proceeding to the coasts of their respective States. The report published in the Southern papers a few days
l near the residence of C. W. Wormley, Esq. Their names are Capt. Bense, of the 6th Ohio Regiment, and Lieut. Merrill, U. S. Engineers. After getting out of the prison, they traveled all night, and laid by on Sunday, but renewing their journey that night, they were taken about 9 o'clock. They refused to divulge the manner of their escape, and maintained an air of mystery which produced the impression that some wrong management existed somewhere. They told a citizen of King William that escape was easy at all times; and it is a remarkable fact that each had passes, purporting to have been signed by Col. Jones, of the Passport Office — forgeries, of course — and a map of the country, drawn in Richmond, with the different roads marked, and the small villages designated, such as Old Church, Bowling Green, Aylett's, &c., which cannot be found on the ordinary maps. It is supposed that they were on their way to Matthias Point, out were suddenly checked, and are now in their old quarter