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The Daily Dispatch: August 30, 1862., [Electronic resource], Capture of a Railroad train between Winchester and Harper's Ferry. (search)
The recent Post-Office Robbery. --The arrest of A. B. Martin, of Tuscaloosa, Ala. a member of the Washington Artillery, for stealing letters from the Post-Office here, was noticed yesterday. He was traced by a clerk in the Post-Office, who hanexamining several boxes, missed the contents, which had been placed there the night before. He immediately hurried up to Martin's room at the Spotswood Hotel and knocked for admission but was told to wait a moment. Looking under the door, he discovered Martin busily engaged stuffing the letters in a drawer. He then procured a policeman, who returned with him. Upon being charged with the theft, Martin confessed it, and throwing himself on the bed, burst into tears. He was then taken into cust Upon being charged with the theft, Martin confessed it, and throwing himself on the bed, burst into tears. He was then taken into custody. It was the Post-Office clerk who made the discovery of the theft, and not a "detective," as stated before.
ia regiment; but when the gallant McKinney fell a temporary confusion was produced, which was increased by an unauthorized order to fall back. At this moment, through the retreating North Carolinians, the Seventh Georgia regiment, Colonel Wilson, of Anderson's brigade, Toombs's division, with fixed bayonets and the steadiness of veterans, charged the rifle pits and drove the enemy from them with great slaughter, supported by the Eighth Georgia, under Colonel Lamar, and the companies of Captains Martin and Burke, under Major Norwood, of the Second Louisiana. Subsequently the enemy massed heavier bodies of troops, and again approached the stream. It was now evident that a most serious and energetic attract, in large force, was being made to break our centre, under, it is believed, the immediate eye of McClellan himself; but Brigadier General Howell Cobb, who was in command at that point, forming, the 2d Louisiana, 7th and 8th Georgia, of Col. Anderson's brigades, the 15th and 24t