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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 4. (ed. Frank Moore) 2 0 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: April 25, 1861., [Electronic resource] 1 1 Browse Search
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, was slightly wounded whilst his regiment was gallantly resisting the advance of the enemy, during which time Gen. Zollicoffer fell from a shot from his (Col. Fry's) pistol, which, no doubt, contributed materially to the discomfiture of the enemy. Capt. G. E. Flynt, Assistant Adjutant-General; Capt. Abraham C. Gillum, Division Quartermaster; Lieuts. Joseph C. Breckinridge, A. D. C. Lunt, J. B. Jones, Assistant Adjutant-Quartermaster; Mr. J. W. Scully, Quartermaster's clerk; privates, Samuel Letcher, Twenty-first regiment Kentucky volunteers;----Slitch, Fourth Kentucky regiment, rendered me valuable assistance, in carrying orders and conducting the troops to their different positions. Capt. George S. Roper deserves great credit for his perseverance and energy, in forwarding commissary stores as far as the hill where our forces bivouac. In addition to the duties of guarding the camp, Lieut.-Col. A. K. Huston, commanding the Michigan engineers, and Capt. Greenwood, Company A, Th
ce of the Dispatch.] Harrisonburg, Va., April 19, 1861. The notes of martial music greet our ears all day long. Soldiers marching and counter marching continually. Truly, where do all these men come from? It must be that the doom of Abraham is fixed. Company after company, battalion after battalion, march on. To-day have passed six companies of Cavalry and three or four companies of Infantry, making a full regiment of about 900 or 1000 men.--To-night the Rockbridge Rifles, Capt. Saml. Letcher, (John's brother,)--a large company — are quartered in the Court-House. Other companies are arriving — all bound for the seat of war. If the East and West are doing like the Valley, at least sixty thousand troops are now under arms in Virginia. Our people fall into the ranks of passing companies. Volunteer companies are forming. There was two, I understand, formed to-day. Arms must be supplied at once, as there is no lack of men. Many are going without uniforms, so anxious are al