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The Daily Dispatch: October 16, 1862., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 11. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 1 1 Browse Search
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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 11. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Diary of Rev. J. G. Law. (search)
not to the United States, but to the government of the Confederate States, and we are ready, if need be, to die in defense of our principles. May 13th.—Will we never cease to hear bad news? Norfolk has fallen, the Navy Yard is reduced to ashes, and the Confederate ram Virginia is burnt. The entire army here is under marching orders, with three days cooked rations. May 15th.—Transferred to-day at my own request to the Maynard Rifles, under command of Captain E. A. Cole, with Lieutenants Walker Lucas, John Cochrane and Charlie Rose. Received a carpet bag from home containing a ham, pone of bread, jelly, pickles, etc. Sunday, May 18th.—Early this morning the regiment was in the rifle pits, in expectation of an attack. The enemy are reported to be within a mile of our works, and we may look for warm work tomorrow. I feel confident of the result, though it will be a bloody and desperate fight. Dr. Alex. Erskine called .to see me this evening, and we walked together about hal<
article, a number of suspicious characters, who Mr. Owens testified were his daily companions, entered the front part of the store, and one of them soon letting his instinct get the better of his judgment, "snatched" a pair of gaiters and made tracks. Owens, a cute tradesman, deemed the affair one of agreement between the parties and caused Myers to be arrested. Of course Myers, according to his own account, did not know anybody who followed him in the store. He exhibited a pass signed Walker Lucas, aid to General Winder, entitling him to walk the city, which the Mayor said was of no account. Mr. Myers was committed in default of $150 security for his good behavior. Hustings Court--Quarterly Term--October 15th. Present: R. D. Sanxay, Senior Alderman; James Bray, N. C. Lipscomb, Wm. W. Timberlake, and Jno. W. Beveridge, Aldermen. Mary Eliza Dean, a free negro, emancipated since 1806, made application to remain in the State. Ordered that the Court assemble to-morrow to hea