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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 21: beginning of the War in Southeastern Virginia. (search)
in far-back colonial times, and presenting a picturesque and well-preserved relic of the past, was now a blackened and mutilated ruin, with the ancient brick wall around the yard serving as a part of the line of fortifications cast up there by the National troops. The site of the town Ruins of St. John's Church. this is a view from the Yorktown road, and shows the front entrance to the Church. Close by that entrance we observed a monument erected to the memory of a daughter of the Rev. John McCabe, the rector of the parish when the writer visited Hampton in 1853. was covered with rude cabins, all occupied by negroes freed from bondage; and the chimney of many a stately mansion that was occupied in summer by some of the wealthiest families of Virginia, who sought comfort near the seaside, now served the same purpose for a cabin only a few feet square. Only the Court House and seven or eight other buildings of the five hundred that comprised the village escaped the conflagratio
and stated positively that he had had the barrel itself for twelve months. Frederick Detrick testified that he saw McKinley be gaining for the whiskey with one John McCabe, and afterwards saw McCabe deliver it to McKinley. Pat Jacobs corroborated this statement. The case was sent on. John McCabe, charged with selling the baMcCabe deliver it to McKinley. Pat Jacobs corroborated this statement. The case was sent on. John McCabe, charged with selling the barrel of whiskey knowing it to be stolen, was also sent on for examination. Isaac Jacobs was charged with receiving one pair of blankets valued at $15, the property of Morris Johnson, from whom stolen, who stated that on Tuesday last he found blankets in the prisoner's store, and upon returning with two other members of his cJohn McCabe, charged with selling the barrel of whiskey knowing it to be stolen, was also sent on for examination. Isaac Jacobs was charged with receiving one pair of blankets valued at $15, the property of Morris Johnson, from whom stolen, who stated that on Tuesday last he found blankets in the prisoner's store, and upon returning with two other members of his corps, the City Battalion they also identified blankets which belonged to them and like his, had been stolen from quarters. Upon returning afterwards with an officer the blankets were gone. The witness of the prisoner testified that he had bought the blankets in a lot from another merchant, who was present, and when the young men
a gold watch; Elias Vanderlip and Philip Colgow, for stealing a seine belonging to John Hitchcock; David Preston and Philip Reynolds, for breaking into the store of D. Epstin &Co., on the 17th of February, and robbing the same; Fendall Thomas and Charles Porter, for stealing a lot of writing paper from Adolphus Morris; John Murphy, for shooting Martin Callahan, with intent to kill, on the 27th of April; E. D. Kenney, for receiving, on the 20th of March, a watch stolen from Mary A. Herman; John McCabe, for stealing two barrels of whiskey from Jos. Brummel, on the 23d of December, 1863; Patrick Tiernan; for shooting Lafayette Brooks, with intent to kill; Robert Style, for stealing a lot of sugar from John W. Gilliam, on the 21st of April; Harry Chadwell, for stealing Wm. S. Kemper's horse, on the 1st of May; Mary Smith, for stealing $100 in C. S. notes from Joseph Kefler, on the 7th of April, Benjamin Slemmer, for breaking into the store of Joseph Knotts on the 2d day of April; Edward M
Hustings Court. --John Jones, indicted for engaging in the riot on the 2d day of April, was found guilty and sent to the penitentiary for one year. John W. Batler, indicted for stabbing A. N. Herdie, was found guilty of unlawful stabbing and fined $20. The Judge then sentenced him to twelve months imprisonment in jail. John McCabe, indicted for stealing one barrel of whiskey from Joseph Brummel, was found guilty by the jury, and his term of imprisonment in the penitentiary fixed at two years. James Morriss, indicted for feloniously stealing nine watches from Hammet A. Pearce was found guilty and sent to the penitentiary for five years. Edward Kennedy, indicted for stealing a gold watch from Martha M. Herman, was found guilty and sent to the penitentiary for one year.
Escaped from the Penitentiary. --Two convicts in the State's prison, named Elias Vanderlip and John McCabe, escaped from that institution yesterday about one o'clock.--Vanderlip was convicted by the Hustings Court of this city of stealing a fishing seine, worth $500, from John Hitchcock, and sentenced for a term of four years. McCabe was sentenced for three years by the same Court, for stealing a barrel of whiskey from Joseph Brummell. The particulars of their escape we were unable to obped from the Penitentiary. --Two convicts in the State's prison, named Elias Vanderlip and John McCabe, escaped from that institution yesterday about one o'clock.--Vanderlip was convicted by the Hustings Court of this city of stealing a fishing seine, worth $500, from John Hitchcock, and sentenced for a term of four years. McCabe was sentenced for three years by the same Court, for stealing a barrel of whiskey from Joseph Brummell. The particulars of their escape we were unable to obtain.