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The Daily Dispatch: May 30, 1863., [Electronic resource] 6 0 Browse Search
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Our Glorious Soldiers. An intelligent gentleman, who was an eye witness of the late battle near Fredericksburg, says that highly as the efficiency of Gen. Lee's army had been extolled, nothing he had heard came up to the impression produced on his mind by his own observation of their conduct. Their deeds of valor were not only magnificent beyond all conception, but the cheerfulness with which, after being for a great part of the day involved in the most terrific peril, they would, as soon as successful, march for miles to some new scene of danger, was absolutely marvellous. Their conduct when wounded was even more admirable.--Our informant has seen groups of the wounded standing around a well, each waiting patiently his turn for water, bleeding, dusty, weak in body, yet as humble, modest, and unpretending as so many children. Wonderful men! What age or country has produced such? Such lions in battle, and yet so unconscious of their own greatness! Such are the rank and file
Explosion of a powder mill. --The powder mill located about fourteen miles from Charlotte, N. C., on the Catawba river, was blown up on Saturday morning last, and five of the operatives killed. The following is a list of the killed: Charles Kineppellberg, Superintendent; Jno. N. Lee, George Hutchinson, Christopher Onnce, and John Oykter. The explosion is supposed to have occurred from one of the men knocking the cakes of powder off the stones with a copper hammer, the usual mode of cleaning them. There were about seven hundred pounds of powder in the mill at the time of the explosion. The mill was owned by a company, but was mortgaged to the State for $10,000, the State having advanced that amount to enable the erection of the works.
Horse thief captured. --A free negro from Roanoke county, but for some time employed by some of the 2d Virginia cavalry, stole a horse from a member of the regiment, some weeks since, and rode it to Bedford county, where he sold it to a Mr. Lee. The thief was pursued by the owner of the animal, and arrested in Lynchburg on Wednesday.--The horse was given up by the gentleman who purchased him.