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The Daily Dispatch: July 18, 1864., [Electronic resource] 11 1 Browse Search
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Walter Morris, a student at the Western Military Institute, at Nashville, Tenn., was killed while hunting, New Year's day, by the explosion of his gun. E. Victor Marot, a well known sugar broker of New Orleans, was shot and killed on the loves last Thursday night, in an affray with John Flathers. The Rome (Ga.) Courier says that on Sunday night snow fell at that place to the depth of three inches. Walter Scott Hay, one of the proprietors of the Memphis (Tenn.) Argus, died on the 31st ult.
time being relieved from Yankee rule. Arrival of prisoners. The Petersburg train last evening brought over fifteen Yankee prisoners. One of them looked very much like a negro, though his dark complexion may have been the result of a thick coating of dirt. Transports sunk. It was currently reported on Saturday that our batteries near Harrison's Landing, on James river, had succeeded in sinking two of the enemy's transports, and had completely blockaded the river so as to prevent the egress of the Yankee fleet. Heavy firing was heard in that direction on Saturday, and we doubt not that our artillerists are paying strict attention to the enemy's vessels. The Second Howitzers. We announced on Saturday the wounding and capture of private A. Duvall, Jr, of the Second Howitzers, at Curl's Neck. In an engagement at Wilcox's wharf, on the 13th, private Smith, of Gloucester Point, had his leg shattered, and private Walter Morris was slightly wounded in the leg.
few moments after, we were hailed by a boat from the vessel, which proved to be the Florida, Capt. Morris commanding. The officer in charge of the boat, Lt. Stone, stepped on board our vessel, and, in a very polite and gentlemanly manner, told me that he had orders from Captain Morris to deliver me and my ship's paupers, safely on board the Florida. I complied at once, as I had no other alternative, and went on board the Florida, where I delivered my papers to Capt. Morris, who then ordered me to return on board of my ship, and get my boats ready to transfer my crew and passengers, with allas far as our informant, Capt. Graham, could see. The commanding officer of the Florida, Captain Morris, is described as rather an elderly man, of fine personal appearance, with hair and whiskers nel, a young graduate from West Point, and a naval officer. They surrendered their swords to Capt. Morris, but he would not receive them, but told them that they should keep them. He then paroled th