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The Daily Dispatch: September 27, 1862., [Electronic resource] 4 0 Browse Search
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The army of Northern Virginia. During the day yesterday we heard of no now developments in the movements of our forces on the Potomac. In its present position, we understand, the army is improving in the condition of the man, and accumulating by daily accessions of stragglers and conscripts. Whatever may be the intended future operations of Gen. Lee, he is certainly most successful in keeping them concealed from the public. No material injury can result to the public from this reticence. What is concealed from our people finds little chance of making its way to the enemy. There is general confidence felt and expressed in the management of military affairs, and whatever movement is made will have the sanction and support of the people. Our latest accounts concur in the report that the Yankees have not attempted to recross the Potomac since they were so mercilessly slaughtered by Gen. Jackson, at Shepherdstown on Saturday. Our pickets as late as Tuesday extended to the n
The Legislature. The resolution of thanks to Gens. Lee, Johnson Jackson, and the officers and men under their respective commands, passed by the House on Thursday, was referred to the Committee on Military Affairs, together with a substitute therefore, offered by Mr. Collier. The chairman of the Committee on General Laws, reported a bill to incorporate the Union Manufacturing Company, of Fluvanna. The chairman of the Committee on Military Affairs reported an act amending an act exempting certain persons from military service. The chairman stated that the only amendment proposed by the act was the exemption of Justices of the Peace. It was read the first time and laid on the table. Mr. Neeson, of Marion, offered the following preamble and resolutions: Whereas, by the secession of Virginia from the late Union, and her accession to the Confederacy, the Northwestern section of the State has become a border on a foreign and hostile nation, and has no direct interc