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The Daily Dispatch: June 29, 1863., [Electronic resource] 5 1 Browse Search
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the Yankees towards Richmond. There is no other way of accounting for it. In the present instance, however, there is, besides the irresistible fascination of the On to Richmond, a trace of "method." The desire to occasion a diversion in General Lee's campaign is an incident of the Yankee commander's programme. In this he will be disappointed. He must play out his game of "On to Richmond," and be content with the fate of his illustrious predecessors. Gen. Lee will not after his plans aGen. Lee will not after his plans a jot or tittle. The feeling in this city is as it always has been — calm and determined. The citizens of Richmond have been too long familiar with the threatening demonstrations of the Yankees to be alarmed at them. They had rather any day see their city in ashes than in the possession of the Yankees; but they do not believe that it ever will be in their hands. It has been defended eight times by the Confederate army, to which Richmond has furnished her full quota, and if there were not
Brig-Gen. W. H. V. Lee The act of the Yankee cavalry which entered Hanover, on Saturday, of seizing Gen. W. H. F. Lee, severely wounded as he was, and forcing him upon a long land journey, to be conveyed to some of their. cruel and brutal enough to be perpetrated by Yankees. His wound is said to have been in that condition in which perfect quiet is essential to proper treatment, and indeed to safety. On the contrary, excitement and motion must occasion peril. But the Yankees, alike insensible to all feeling of delicacy and common humanity, were too glad of an opportunity to gratify their malignity towards a brave foe, who is hated all the more for his noble traits, since they can neither imitate nor emulate them. Gen. Lee, too, is the son of that great leader of the Southern army who has frustrated their grand schemes and powerful efforts to take this city. To have in their possession, immured in their dungeons, the son of the Washington of the South, is a sweet, a delici