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The Daily Dispatch: January 23, 1861., [Electronic resource], The National crisis. (search)
The Daily Dispatch: August 17, 1863., [Electronic resource], Items from
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Items from Kanawha county. --The Yankees have complete possession of the Kanawha Valley, but have not been able to change the faith of the loyal people. Slavery has been abolished in West Virginia by the Wheeling Convention. The Yankees are dredging the Kanawha river, and the Wheeling Legislature has passed a bill giving its tolls to pay for the improvement.--Scammon, who was clerk to Rosecrans in the oil business, (before he was a Major-General,) is a Brigadier-General, and has his headquarters at Charleston. Among the recent deaths, is that of A. W. Quarrier, for forty years Clerk of the County and Circuit Courts. He refused to act as Clerk after the Yankees occupied the county. Andrew Parks, who was a member of the Richmond Convention, is also dead. A good deal of salt is made at the Salines.