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The Daily Dispatch: July 26, 1861., [Electronic resource] 1 1 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: September 5, 1861., [Electronic resource] 1 1 Browse Search
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er. He will read a portion of this blessed word everyday, and remember his sister." Who took Sherman's battery? The Lynchburg Virginian asserts that it was Colonel J. A. Early, at the head of his gallant brigade, who charged upon and took the Sherman battery. The Virginian has this from a returned soldier who was in the fight on Sunday, and has learned it from several other sources. Gen. Beauregard pronounced it the most splendid military achievement he ever witnessed. Col. James Preston, of Montgomery, bore a conspicuous and gallant part in the capture of the battery, and was the first to lay his hand upon a gun, for which offence a retreating Yankee gave him a shot in the arm. We may also mention here that the 7th and 24th Virginia Regiments and the 7th Louisiana, form Col. Early's brigade. Some of the killed and wounded. Capt. Hale, of the Grayson Dare-Devils (says the Lynchburg Republican,) is among the killed in the battle on Sunday at Manassas. A large
The Daily Dispatch: September 5, 1861., [Electronic resource], Another interesting narrative of a cruise in the ocean. (search)
General Floyd. Gen. Floyd, upon the first opportunity afforded him, has vindicated his claim to that military talent which is the inheritance of his family on both sides of the house--Preston and Floyd. All the older Prestons were warriors. Gen. Francis and Gen. John Preston both fought bravely in the revolutionary war, and Col. James (afterwards Governor of the State and Postmaster of this city) distinguished himself highly in the war of 1812.--In the Mexican war, the present Col. James Preston marched through Christiansburg with a company of mountain boys bound for the scene of strife, when an aged citizen remarked that he had seen his father and grandfather do the same thing before him, in the Revolution and in the war of 1812. Gen. Floyd's grandfather, on the father's side, was one of the most successful officers that fought the Indians in the early days of Kentucky history. His father, though be had no opportunity of putting his military talent to the test, was a man of