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The Daily Dispatch: September 1, 1862., [Electronic resource] 4 0 Browse Search
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ed the suggestions of a staff officer of your command to withdraw when the contest seemed hopeless; but now my duty had been performed, as the reports will show. I had lost more than thirty in every hundred of my command; I therefore reluctantly withdrew, assembled my distinctive numbers between the timber and my first position, and fell back to the right of the line which I had held since the morning. This position I occupied until relieved, at a late hour of the night by troops from General McDowell's division. There we slept upon our position. We had not driven the enemy from his; further than that, if he has anything of which to boast, it is not in his numerous dead which fell before the rifles of the First and Third brigades of the First division. With my shattered brigade I occupied the front of the centre of our line of battle until near daylight. In conclusion, I ought — as I thus do — to mention the names of Col. Andrews, 2d Massachusetts regiment; Col. Ruger, 3d
The Daily Dispatch: September 1, 1862., [Electronic resource], By the Governor of Virginia — a proclamation. (search)
onsequence of the large force which had previously volunteered for service, and of the additional number called for by the Conscription Act, the amount asked for was not raised with the rapidity desired. I, therefore, on the 4th inst., issued orders calling for the militia between the ages of 35 and 45 years, from the counties of Washington, Smythe, Grayson. Carroll, Floyd, Pulaski, Wythe, Montgomery, Roanoke, Botetourt, Craig, Alleghany, Greenbrier, Monroe, Gilus, Mercer, Bland, Tazewell McDowell, Wise, Buchanan, Lee, Scott, Russell, Raleigh, Wyoming, Logan, Boone, Wayne, Cabell, Putnam, Kanawha, Mason, Clay, Nicholas, Fayette, Braxton, Webster, Pocahontas, and Randolph. Surely it is not necessary to appeal to the people of these counties to rally to the standard raised by their own State for their own defence. Surely Virginians will prefer a draft made under the Constitution and laws of Virginia to one made by that detestable tyranny now characterizing the Government of