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The Daily Dispatch: June 26, 1861., [Electronic resource] 8 0 Browse Search
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The Georgia deserters. --Captain Smith, of the Macon Volunteers, publishes the subjoined communication in the Norfolk Herald. It is stated in the Northern papers that on the arrival of these deserters at Fortress Monroe, their stories were so contradictory that Gen. Butler had them imprisoned as spies: Private Alouzo E. Kimball and George B. Hemstead, of the Macon (Ga.) Volunteers, deserted on yesterday and escaped by a small boat to the U. S. steamer Anacostia, the commander of which took them up. Kimball was a native of New Hampshire, and Hempsted a native of Connecticut. Kimball went off after having borrowed both money and clothes from members of my company. He also stole a pistol from one of the non-commissioned officers of the corps. He is both a rogue and a deserter. Hempsted, previous to his desertion, had always borne an unblemished reputation. He was doubtless influenced to desert by Kimball. Both of these men voluntarily enlisted to serve the Conf
, 1861. At a meeting of Lunenburg Troop at Camp Ashland on the evening of the 24th day of June, 1861, Captain Wm. H. Hatchett was called to the Chair, and O. M. Smith appointed Secretary. Dr. Wm. Pasmore then arose, and in a few appropriate and touching remarks explained the object of the meeting and moved that a committle and resolutions expressive of our feelings with regard to the death of our esteemed brother Trooper, Jno. A. Winn. The Chair then appointed Dr. Wm. Pasmore, O. M. Smith and Waddy Street a committee, who in a few minutes returned and reported the following preamble and resolutions, which were unanimously adopted: Whereas, iad them at the next County Court. 6th. Resolved, That the proceedings of this meeting be published in the Richmond and Petersburg papers 7th. Resolved, That the funeral expenses of John A. Winn be paid by the Lunenburg Troop. On motion, the meeting adjourned. Capt. Wm. H. Hatchett, Prest. O. M. Smith, Sec'y.;