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The Daily Dispatch: November 11, 1861., [Electronic resource] 1 1 Browse Search
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ladies and gentlemen went down in steamers last evening to Craney Island to attend the ball to which I alluded in my last letter. Maj. Gen. Huger and other prominent officers were present on the occasion, and the gay affair passed off in fine style. On account of the blow the steamers did not return until 9 o'clock this morning. On the island and at other places along the river, the tents fared badly, considerable effort being requisite to prevent them from being blown away. Capt. John Overstreet, one of the oldest and most respected farmers of Princess Anne county, died on Saturday at a very advanced age. He was born when the country was disturbed by the roar of the American Revolution, and having lived during the period that marked the splendid career and rapid progress of the States, his earthly pilgrimage was closed amid the struggles of another great revolution, when the sky is again darkened by the smoke of battle, and the deep booming of great guns is heard along the b