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The Daily Dispatch: June 7, 1861., [Electronic resource] 10 0 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: December 28, 1861., [Electronic resource] 4 0 Browse Search
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," their reports of the fighting have been uniformly exaggerated, preposterous and false. Probably we ought to give their newspapers the benefit of the fact that it is not they alone who are engaged in this very valiant sort of campaigning. Gen. McDowell, in his report of the affair at Fairfax Court-House, seems determined not to be outstripped by the press in this new branch of military factious. What he lacked in other departments of generalship, he is determined to make up in mendacity, the most important part, in the Northern programme. McDowell, however, is no greater proficient in this business than the rest of their officers. If the victory is to be awarded to the best liars in this contest, then the case of the South is desperate. The North can best the world at that sort of cannonading. A single New York newspaper, of the "first class," would be an over match for all Great Britain. The Tribune alone could drive Louis Napoleon, the greatest military potentate on th
The skirmish at Halifax Court-House. We find in late Northern papers the following official report of General McDowell to General Scott, of the fight at Fairfax Court-House. Lientenant Tompkins, who commanded the company, was severely wounds, to much so that he was unable to make his report: Hdqrs. Department, Eastern for further disposition. As soon as Lieut. Tompkins recovers, a less hurried report than this will be submitted by Col. Hunter, commanding the brigade. John McDowell,Brigadier-General Commanding. A file of the soldiers who captured the prisoners brought them to Gen. Mansfield's quarters, who immediately remanded foabout 300 soldiers at Fairfax--three companies of cavalry, and one of infantry. Further particulars. Washington, June 1.--I was at the headquarters of Gen. McDowell, on Arlington Heights, when a portion of the Federal cavalry that had the skirmish at Fairfax Court-House, eighteen miles west of Alexandria, at 2 o'clock thi
The Daily Dispatch: December 28, 1861., [Electronic resource], A Union member of the Tennessee Legislature becomes Disgusted with Lincoln. (search)
A Union member of the Tennessee Legislature becomes Disgusted with Lincoln. --John McDowell, a Union member of the Tennessee Legislature, from Andy Johnson's county, made a speech in the Legislature on the 14th, in which he stated that Lincoln's message had driven every vestige of Unionism out of him, and now he came out fully and fairly for the South. He thought the Unionists of East Tennessee were completely absolved from their allegiance to the Yankee Government.
ral weeks arrived here to-day, and reports that on Thursday last Price's camp at Osceola was thrown into confusion by the news that the Union troops were upon them. They beat a hasty retreat, and when last heard from were at Hammansville, hurrying South. St. Louis, December 24.--About a thousand of the rebel prisoners taken by Gen. Pope arrived here last night, and were allowed to remain in the cars until this morning, when they were escorted by their capturers, under Col. Davis, to Dr. McDowell's medical college, where they will be taken care of for the present. Warrenton, Mo., Dec. 24. --By arrivals from Mexico we learn that the bridge over Sait river, which is the largest and most costly on the road, except that at Perrgue, which the rebels previously spared on Friday night, was entirely destroyed on Sunday night.--The station house at Jacksonville was also burned together with four or five cars. The repairs progress rapidly here. The bridge repaired, and the culverts b