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ald tells the following story of this daring officer: At a town, which shall be nameless, that we passed through, I was told the following circumstance about Mosby, which, as it has never found its way into print, I think worth giving, as illustrative of the bold and reckless audacity of the man. A squad of Northern cavalry gmen, pursued him into the village, captured some of his men, and hoped to take him captive. Guards were placed at the entrance of every street, and the search for Mosby began — a search up stairs, down stairs, in garret, in cellar, in beds, under beds, in closets, wardrobes, and every imaginable cuddy-hole big enough to hold a man. Mosby was not to be found. In quick time he had changed his military dress for the coarse spun habiliments of a non-combatant, and, while the search was progressing, passed for one of the curious throng of street lookers on. He took ninety-nine chances out of a hundred of being captured, and fortune favored him, as it always doe
ore American, of Tuesday, 11th inst: Gen. Meade has issued an order announcing severe measures of retaliation against the disloyal farmers residing on the line of the Orange and Alexandria Railroad, between Alexandria and Warrenton, who aid Mosby in his guerilla raids. They are to be made responsible for all damages committed on the railroad by guerilla forces, to be impressed as laborers for the repair of the road, and their houses to be taken for Government use. With the exception of the capture of a number of Mosby's guerillas, there is no active movement of Gen Meade's army to be reported. Gov. Seymour, of New York, has addressed a letter to the President relative to the draft, in which he complains of the injustice done to the State by the mode of enrollment, and asks for a suspension of the draft until the errors can be corrected. He states that a large body of the people believe the Conscription act to be unconstitutional, and claims that its legality should be te
Major Mosby. Editors of the Dispatch: In reading your correspondent's letter of the 10th inst., of the Army of Northern Virginia, he alludes to Major Mosby in a complimentary manner, in onMajor Mosby in a complimentary manner, in one respect, though he shows great ignorance of him and his character when he alludes to the fear of injuring him by promotion. He does not know that Mosby refused a commission urged upon him to accepMosby refused a commission urged upon him to accept for at least eighteen months. He has letters from Gen. Johnston (while in command at Manassas) to the Secretary of War, from Gen. Stuart as well as Gen. Lee to the President, for great services rens. It is with due respect and great love of his character I make these remarks to you about Mosby, whom I have known as a boy, lawyer, and a noble soldier, thinking of nothing but serving his coese remarks to you about Mosby, whom I have known as a boy, lawyer, and a noble soldier, thinking of nothing but serving his country. There are few Mosby's in this war. Yours, truly, G. S.P.