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tizens, women and children, and it had been executed, it would only have been obeying orders. I witnessed practice at the big guns after parade. The men are thoroughly in earnest and preparing for the worst. The resignation of Captain Hugh Nelson Page, which was after the Ordinance of Secession, has not been yet published. No answers have been received to any of the resignations. Capt. Page distinguished himself on the lakes, and received from the old Commonwealth a sword in testimoCapt. Page distinguished himself on the lakes, and received from the old Commonwealth a sword in testimony of his services and bravery on that occasion. Though now an old man, he has all the fire of former days, and is ready to battle again in the service of his fellow-citizens and countrymen. His little boy, nine years old, was with his spade at the battery, as were many chaps of his age — the promising chips of our people, and to be the future gallant defenders of Virginia. H. W. Portsmouth, Va., April 27th. The Hospital grounds were crowded yesterday evening by citizens of the two ci
the present force will allow. Capt. Lynch, of Dead Sea memory, is here, and looks as well as when years ago I saw him here. He is, I believe, originally from this city. He is at present at the Navy-Yard, under Commodore Forrest. Captain Hugh Nelson Page, of whom I made mention in a former letter, will be in your city to-night. He has received orders to repair thither to assume charge of the Department of Yards and Docks. His wife, formerly Miss Wilson, of this city, goes up with him. h him. He will probably stop at the Spotswood House Capt. Page, though advanced in years, is yet full of the ardor of manhood, and ready to execute promptly and with energy any duty which may devolve on him. He is a Virginian and a Southern, as the ex-Governor would say, intus et in cute. There are two of Lincoln's appointees in the Navy-Yard here, under Commodore Forrest, who, some think, ought not to have been retained. The Ape. had several applications from this region. Old Dominion.
The Daily Dispatch: may 7, 1861., [Electronic resource], Terrible earthquake in South America. (search)
ney llFort Norfolk and the Hospital, or what is now Fort Nelson, its name of former umok. These powerful batteries are a sufficient protection to the harbor — no attempt to past them could prove successful. The Rev. Mr. Wall, of St. John's Church, preached to the soldiers yesterday afternoon, at Fort Nelson. Gov. Letcher was here yesterday. He visited the various military posts here — Norfolk, the Navy Yard, Fort Nelson, &c. He purposes returning to Richmond to- day. Captain Hugh Nelson Page must be taken off the retired list. He received orders to take charge of the Navy Yard here, which he declined to do in deference to a suggestion of a superior officer, which proved unfounded, and he was subsequently ordered to Richmond. Had he appeared before the Board authorized by Congress to hear and adjust the injustice of the Dobbin Star Chamber, as he was advised to do, he would have been placed on the active list, where he properly and justly belong. We hear that nepotism