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The Daily Dispatch: June 19, 1861., [Electronic resource], Ordnance Department, Richmond.Va.,may 26, 1861. (search)
as laid under contribution. Accordingly I ordered General Pierce, who is in command of Camp Hamilton, at Hampton, to sethen to make an attack upon Little Bethel. I directed General Pierce to support him from Hampton with Col. Townsend's regimd by the fugitives: or, if it was thought expedient by General Pierce, failing to surprise the camp at Little Bethel, they s marched back to form a junction with his reserves. Gen. Pierce, who was with Col. Townsend's regiment, fearing that thetime, the true state of facts having been ascertained by Gen. Pierce, the regiments effected a junction, and resumed the lineever, destroyed the camp at Little Bethel and advanced. Gen. Pierce then, as he informs me, with the advice of his Colonels,) about half-past 9 o'clock. At about ten o'clock General Pierce sent a note to me saying that there was a sharp engagehe column approach Hampton in good order, I waited for General Pierce to come up. I am informed by him that the dead and wou
and five wounded, and expressed a hope that Gen. Pierce may be retained in command. Major Winthropetire. Captain Kilpatrick's report to Gen. Pierce. The following extract from the report of Captain Kilpatrick to General Pierce seems to show that there were more killed in that action tha A few minutes afterwards orders came from Gen. Pierce to cease firing and retire. Gen. Pier The following is the order issued by Brigadier General Pierce before the movement on Great Bethel. o doubt it emanated from Gen. Butler: General Pierce's orders. Headguarters, Camp Hamilton, Jand act accordingly. By command of E. W. Pierce, Brig. Gen. R. A. Pierce, Brig. Major. R. A. Pierce, Brig. Major. From Fortress Monroe. The following rich and racy summary is from the New York Herald, of Sunnight, accompanied by heavy artillery. Gen. Pierce will not command. The Naval Brigade art, in accordance with orders received from General Pierce on the night of the 9th inst., my command [3 more...]
at 12 o'clock yesterday, at the relation of a man named Wm. R. Snow. The latter was sent to this city a few weeks since by order of Gen. Beauregard, from Manassas Junction, having been found in Prince William county, where he lately resided, talking treason against the Southern Confederacy, and inciting, his neighbors to incendiarism by his pernicious example. Snow, as we have had occasion to remark in a former notice, is by birth a New Hampshire man, who, being promoted to be butler of Gen. Pierce, made some money, and afterwards became a "Virginia planter." A man of substance, as a matter of course he became also a "Major," and as such he was known by his neighbors when laid by the heels for his traitorous course of conduct. The application of Major Snow for a discharge, on the grounds of illegal detention, was heard by Judge Lyons, and time taken to consider of a decision in the premises. If Judge Lyons were to instal the "Major" as a member of the Chain-Gang, it would not