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The Daily Dispatch: July 3, 1861., [Electronic resource] 4 0 Browse Search
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st $1,000. It was presented by the ladies of New Orleans on the 22d of February last in presence of three thousand troops.--The flag itself is of fine yellow silk, richly embroidered on either side with State and military emblems. The fringe is deep and elegant, and of various colors, while the staff is composed of native oak, surmounted with cross cannon and bursting shell of solid silver. The socket is also of silver, and bears an appropriate inscription. The color-bearer is Serg't Louis Montgomery, co-editor of the New Orleans Delta, and certainly one of the finest looking men in the battalion. I would tire yourself, and more especially your readers, if in one letter I were to enter into similar particulars regarding the other troops who compose the numerous army of the Potomac. Taking them as a whole, I never beheld finer bodies of men, or men who enter with more heartiness and willingness into the habits and spirit of true soldiers — Perhaps their only fault lies in an im
From Missouri. St. Louis, July 1. --Nine of the Missourians who were recently engaged in blowing up bridges with powder, have been arrested at Chillicothe and placed in jail. The Pioneer Overland Express Line commences operations to-day. The California telegraph line is progressing, and the emigration to the Pacific region is heavy. At the last advices, Gov. Jackson was at Stockton with 2,000 troops. [Second Dispatch] Memphis, July 1. --An Express has just arrived at Little Rock from Fort Smith, bringing news that Missouri is being overrun with Federal troops. Illinois Lincolnites possess the towns on each side of the Missouri river. Lane and Montgomery are marching for the Indian country. Springfield is filled with Federal troops, who intend to invade Arkansas through Fayetteville. Ben McCulloch has issued a call for the Arkansians to rendezvous promptly at Fayetteville, to drive back the invaders, and sustain the Missourians.