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ears of age. They are the children of a colored Methodist Bethel preacher, in New York or Brooklyn, of the name of Jacob Mitchell. He has, it appears, been struggling a long time to get money enough to buy his wife, eldest daughter, and three youings. Here they are, for sale for cash--five immortal beings, all church members, and good moral people, too! Assist Mr. Mitchell without loss of time! He has already saved about two thousand dollars; another, thousand, they say, would buy the whoet the three sons escape for themselves; they are not fit to be free if they make no effort to escape from slavery. Mr. Mitchell is a freeman by gift. This family are from Maryland. Some time ago, knowing that they were all to be sold to the Souknow of the bliss that awaits the Conqueror of his Prejudices in favor of humanity and freedom! Very little, alas! Mr. Mitchell's family can read. A Chronic case of Runawayism. A man of twenty-three, or thereabouts, was laboring, might and
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 8. (ed. Frank Moore), Doc. 95.-reconnoissance to Dalton, Ga. (search)
moved in line upon the rebel right, through the woods. The display of force was too formidable; the bullets fired by our skirmishers began to clink against the rail barricade; the rebels could endure the thing no longer; and after delivering a couple of volleys, at so long-range, so scatteringly, and with such insufficient effect, that our boys answered them only with shouts of derision, they jumped upon their horses and ran off as before. Company K, of the Thirty-ninth Indiana, Lieutenant Jacob Mitchell commanding, had stolen around upon the left flank of the rebels unobserved. As soon as the latter manifested a disposition to break, company K charged down upon them, precipitated their flight, and pursued them with shout and spur, to the great amusement of the infantry, who set up a perfect yell of delight. All that Colonel Harrison had of his gallant Thirty-ninth now broke into a gallop and started off to take part in the pursuit. The town of Tunnel Hill was in sight, with T
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 33. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The Twelfth Alabama Infantry, Confederate States Army. (search)
Crow, William Fields, Joseph Moore, F. M. Merrell, F. P. Patterson, A. G. Roberts, William Taylor, James Hudson and W. W. Hartman. Thirty-five (35) others of the company, were wounded but recovered. Fifty-six (56) of the company were in this battle. There were 101 members in the company originally. The following were killed in various battles of the war: J. E. Estes, at the Wilderness. C. H. Hunter and N. B. Rucks, at Chancellorsville. W. T. Keaton, at Winchester, Va. Jacob Mitchell and J. A. Mikles, at Boonsboro, Md. Captain John Rogers, at Spotsylvania, C. H., Va. Jos. Singleton, at Petersburg, Va. Noah Smith, at Brandy Station, Va. John M. Walker, at Gettysburg, Pa. John S. Withrow, at Strasburg, Va. The following died of disease: Corporal J. B. Findley, W. G. Austin, J. W. Appleton, A. B. Brindley, J. G. Beeson, J. M. Burnett, W. C. Brandon, G. Cunningham, J. C. Clayton, Peter Carroll, C. E. Drake, D. H. Duff, L. A. Dobbs, Thomas Dutton, J.
The Kentucky free Negro law, which went into operation on the 1st inst., prohibits any free negro coming into the State under severe penalties. Two negroes were arrested at Portland, Kentucky, last week, under this law, but were discharged by Judge Johnson, it appearing that they came into Kentucky prior to the 1st of January. But on Wednesday evening a free man of color, named Jacob Mitchell, from New Albany, was arrested under the law, and lodged in jail. Under the strict letter of the law, he must go to the State Prison.