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The Daily Dispatch: October 9, 1861., [Electronic resource] 4 0 Browse Search
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Settled. --A personal disagreement between two gaily dressed females, named Lavinia Kelly and Maggic Howard, was settled yesterday at the Recorder's Court by placing the former under bonds to keep the peace. The details of the case were uninteresting. M. H. got out a warrant against L. K., in consequence of certain threats of violent usage. It seems that the times are so rile with belligerent events, that even women are afflicted with a mania for fighting.
tated, by Generals McBride and Harris, and by part of Gen. Steen's command, under Col. Boyd and Major Winston, were rudely fortified by our soldiers, who threw up breastworks as well as they could with their slender means. On the morning of the 20th inst.,. I caused a number of hemp bales to be transported to the river heights, where moveable breastworks were speedily constructed out of them by Generals Harris and McBride, Colonel Rives and Major Winston, and their respective commands. Capt. Kelly's battery (attached to Gen. Steen's division) was ordered at the same time to the position occupied by Gen. Harris's force, and quickly opened a very effective fire, under the direction of its gallant Captain, upon the enemy. These demonstrations, and particularly the continued advance of the hempen breastworks, which were as efficient as the cotton bales at New Orleans, quickly attracted the attention and excited the alarm of the enemy, who made many daring attempts to drive us back. T