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The Daily Dispatch: June 20, 1864., [Electronic resource] 3 1 Browse Search
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to conquer, the occupation of places is of comparatively little value. Of course, some places, such as the Capital of the Confederacy, have more value than others. The loss of Richmond would be a heavy blow and a great discouragement to the enemy; but it would be simply a moral blow. It would be a mortification, but unless it was an indication of weakness, it would be nothing more." The Timesthen concedes that our people have suffered too much to be appalled by "moral blows," and that if Richmond were taken, and Lee's army allowed to retire Southward without much damage, "there is no question whatever we should not have made much progress. He would hold out in North Carolina, or Georgia, conscript and impress supplies, and fight on as before, and we should have to follow him for hundreds of miles, slowly, continuously, and with difficulties of all kinds steadily increasing the further we penetrated into the interior and away from our base." This is a sage conclusion, though wh
500 dollars reward. --Ran away from Mr. Anderson Willis, on the 2nd of May, from Yanceyville, Caswell county, N. C., a negro man named Wm Isaac, about 27 or 28 years old, of a dark gingerbread color, about 5 feet 8 or 9 inches high. Said negro was bought from Mary C. Clarke, of Chesterfield county, Va., and has some relatives living in Prince Edward county. He has been living with Mrs. Clarke, near Canfield, for some time. I will pay the above reward of $500 for the arrest and delivery of maid negro to Mr. Robt Lumpdon Richmond, Va. Anderson Willis. By Robt Lumpdon je 11--