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The Daily Dispatch: April 3, 1862., [Electronic resource] 8 0 Browse Search
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'clock in the morning by some one calling him at the yard fence. Supposing them to be some of his neighbors' boys, he paid no attention to their calls. But this availed him nothing. They continued their calls until he left his room and started to the fence where the calling came from. On arriving within a few paces, to his surprise he saw four men, one of whom immediately stepped between him and his house and fired off his gun. He was then told that he was a prisoner, and that they were Lincoln pickets, who had come through Wheeler's Gap — that their army had possession of the whole country, and that they had authority to swear in and arrest all men whose loyalty to the Federal Government was suspected. They then ordered him to take the oath without delay!--This he positively refused to do, at the same time remarking that he was a man loyal to his State and to the Confederate States, and would not take an oath which his conscience repudiated and his patriotism spurned. He was th
C. G. Bell, of Maryland, was arrested Charlotte, N. C., on suspicion that he was Lincoln emissary, and he had not been loss in jail before he was called for by two themen from Abingdon, Va., for horse starting.
espondent of the Philadelphia Inquirer, writing from Winchester, thus speaks of the Colonel in its issue of the 20th ult: The morning that our troops entered Winchester, at about half-past 8 o'clock, several hours after the infantry and artillery had evacuated the place, Col. Ashby drew his cavalry up in line on one of the principal streets, and there leisurely waited until all strugglers had joined the line. As soon as this was done, he gave the order to march, the Colonel, and Lieutenante Lincoln, (a cousin of the President,) and Murray, (subsequently captured) being the last to leave Ashby was much dejected, and so unwilling was he to leave that when our advance appeared upon the brow of the hill at the north end of the town, he was slowly riding along the street, in sight, and not yet half way through the place. Ashby's regiment is about twelve hundred strong, well armed and well clothed, and all are devotedly attached to their commander, who is a wealthy resident of Fa
. Shields is improving slowly. The last specie average of the banks in New York was $32,750,000. The Herald has a long money article in which it says that Chase will soon want more Treasury notes, and the cry will soon be raised in the North for more currency. In London on the 17th, the funds were steadily tending upward. Consols closed at 93 ½. The sales of cotton on the 18th and 19th amounted, to 12,000 bales, of which 3,500 were taken on speculation and for export. A dispatch, dated at Fortress Monroe, 29th ult., says that Gen. Burnside had taken possession of Beaufort. No resistance was made, and no property burnt. The Lincoln gun mounted carries a ball of 37 pounds, called "Lincoln Pills, to be taken by the Merrimac." The American troubles excite great interest in India. A British war ship anchored in Hampton Roads yesterday. The Federal officers on a visit to Fortress Monrce from Washington left this morning; heavy salutes were fired.