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An English Combatant, Lieutenant of Artillery of the Field Staff., Battlefields of the South from Bull Run to Fredericksburgh; with sketches of Confederate commanders, and gossip of the camps. 3 1 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: October 24, 1861., [Electronic resource] 1 1 Browse Search
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tered among us so long. It grieves me to omit the many instances of petty despotism in Leesburgh which my friend related to me; but a single example must suffice. I must premise that the first act of Geary's men had been to sack the shop of Dr. Motts, an apothecary, and gut the building. Geary himself took up his quarters in Motts's residence, to the great discomfort and annoyance of madame and the children — the doctor being with us in the army. From this residence Geary issued various rMotts's residence, to the great discomfort and annoyance of madame and the children — the doctor being with us in the army. From this residence Geary issued various rhapsodical orders, and strutted about with a clanking sabre like a modern Alexander, before whom all the rustic population were expected to bow down. Dr. Janney, an old gentleman of sixty years, was summoned before him. You were President of the State Convention which decided upon secession, Mr. Janney? I feel proud to own it, was the calm reply. I want accommodation in your house, sir, for several officers. I hear you refuse. I have no accommodation in the house, sir, for more than my
this afternoon from the lower Potomac, it is ascertained that both vessels had safely passed beyond all reach of danger from the rebel batteries. The reported loss of the Saranac. Washington, Oct. 16. --The Navy Department is satisfied, from official information in its possession, that the steamer Saranac is at San Francisco, undergoing repairs, and the report is therefore untrue that she was recently lost off the mouth of the Mississippi in a storm. Picket firing. Capt. Motts, of the New York battery, reports that while protecting the volunteers felling wood at Lewinsville, he saw distinctly a prominent rebel officer, but refrained from shooting him on a moment's reflection that picket firing was a barbarous and murderous practice. The overland California mail Route. Atchison, Kansas, Oct. 15. --The statement made in the Eastern papers, that a party of secessionists attacked one of the overland coaches, is utterly false. They run with great reg