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t be removed, remained at the farm-house on the island, and multitudes were left dead and dying on the bank of the Old Domission, their groans waking mournful echoes from the hills and woods. The officers have suffered severely. There is no way of ascertaining the actual number of casualties. Another interesting statement. The New York World has a statement from its correspondent, written from memoranda furnished by Captain Young, and said to be confirmed in all its details by Major Smith, of the California regiment. We copy a portion of it, as follows: At four o'clock our whole force had crossed and ascended, Col. Baker and staff with the rest, and the troops were suffering somewhat from the concealed enemy's fire. Many had dropped and been carried down the hill. We asked Col. Baker what he thought of affairs. He said that he thought we had a good position; could fall back for shelter behind the ridge. "Yes," said we, "but what's in those woods?" He answere
ct comes up pretty well to Brownlow in language and spirit, being quite blasphemous: Abolition Brutality.--The Columbus News has information from what are deemed reliable sources, that on the day troops were sent from Paducah to Mayfield, Gen. Smith refused permission to any one to leave Paducah. --Little children, whose parents were in the country — ladies who went to the city to purchase medicine for their sick friends — messengers for physicians in cases of emergency, as well as the phy to purchase medicine for their sick friends — messengers for physicians in cases of emergency, as well as the physicians, were not permitted to depart. Gen. Smith, when supplicated by children, wives, etc., who were anxious to return to their sick parents or families, swore by God, "that if Jesus Christ or God Almighty were in town, they should not leave!" The News asserts that this statement is reliable, incredible as it may seem, and adds that "the blasphemous wretch should be gibbeted
as before stated, while Miller was coming out of a lodging house on Virginia street. After these facts had been established by witnesses, the Mayor called Col. Smith, of the Quartermaster's Department, to the stand. He mentioned the prisoner as a man who applied to him a day or two previous for pay, representing himself as f the funds and gave him the pay-roll to that effect, endorsing the fact of the claim on a separate piece of paper, but giving it no preference over any other.--Col. Smith produced the voucher and duplicate, which were signed by a frond of Miller, the latter having a "wounded hand," which prevented his doing it himself; and on exaplicate "Wm. N. Walker," a fact which was not discovered at the time of the transaction. The document received by King & Lambeth was not the paper drawn up in Colonel Smith's office, for had either himself or his clerk ever seen to before. He judged at the time that Miller was a Lieutenant Colonel, from his dress as well as his a
e election passed off quietly to-day, and a small vote was polled, Davis and Stephens, for President and Vice President, received 627 votes. Col. Roger A. Pryor, for Congress, received 561 votes. He had no opposition. Fifth District. Keysville, Charlotte county, Nov. 6. --At this precinct the Congressional vote resulted — Bocock 71, Goode 26. The vote for Davis and Stephens is unanimous. Seventh District. Lynchburg, Nov. 6. --The official vote in Lynchburg is as follows: For Davis and Stephens, 444. For Congress; Keane, 534; Holcombe, 157; and Leake, 13. There was very little interest manifested, and the vote was small. Amherst C. H., Nov. 6.--The vote for Congress stands: Kean, 75; Holcombe, 44; and Leake, 10. Ninth District. Manassas, Nov. 6. --On account of the stormy weather the vote was small. At Cannon's Store precinct it was unanimous for Davis and Stephens. For Congress — Smith 98, Scott 26. Regimental vote not heard from
cky side. Up to this time we were the worst whipped and routed army ever seen. Fortunately, the enemy did not know how badly we were whipped, and that we were out of ammunition. At this time our big gun on the hill began to play upon them, and Smith's Mississippi battery opened upon them from Columbus, opposite where they were. The fire from these two batteries was so great and so constant as to drive them back from the river bank, and allowed Smith's 154th Tennessee regiment, and Blythe's Smith's 154th Tennessee regiment, and Blythe's Mississippi, to come over and bring plenty of ammunition and more recruits.--We now had an equal number of men, and forming in line of battle, charged upon them. They broke, and fled in precipitation and horror, presenting a more demoralized spectacle than ourselves two hours before. At 3 o'clock the battle was ours, the enemy's rout complete. We chased them from the field of their morning glory back to their boats, strewing the woods with dead and wounded. They got on board of the tran
on the Orange and Alexandria railroad, fourteen miles from Alexandria. On the Federal troops advancing, the enemy retired. A reconnaissance in force from Gen. Smith's division was yesterday made in the neighborhood of Vienna. Two miles beyond that place the rebel picket guard were forty strong, beyond which they had regiments in reserve. The wife of Dr. Hunter, who was taken prisoner on Wednesday, came within the lines of Gen. Smith's division to-day and obtained a pass to Washington. Two privates belonging to a Pennsylvania Regiment, and commented to Gen. M division, were that in mistake on Wednesday night, and by their own comrades, wes lost. Chicago. Nov. 7. --The propeller Hunter, of the Buffalo and Chicago line, was burned this morning, while lying opposite the ware-house of Sturgis, Smith & Co. The boat was valued at $40,000, and fully insured. Twenty persons, whose names are unknown, and supposed to be deck hands, were lost. Wisconsin ele
f the great battle that didn't take place here to-day. That we were to have had a fight to-day seemed a fixed fact. Private Smith had told Private Brown that Corporal Johnes had told him that Lieut. White had heard Capt. Harrison say, that he hearurst upon my enraptured vision a scene which a master hand might delight to paint. Before me stood Johnston, Beauregard, Smith, Van-Dorn, Longstreet, and other gallant officers too numerous to mention, surrounded by brave sons of Louisiana, Georgia I never witnessed greater enthusiasm than that which followed. The air was rent with cheers for Johnston, Beauregard, Smith, Longstreet, &c. There was music from four bands; and the whole conspired to make one feel "who would not be a soldier." sion produced. There were similar scenes at other points. So much for to-day's fight. I believe, however, that private Smith has concluded that he was only mistaken in the day, and that next Tuesday is the appointed time for the great battle.
. S. Johnston telegraphed Gen. Pillow at Columbus to send to the neighborhood of Paducah for his mother, sister, and niece, and have them conveyed to Nashville. Gen. Pillow immediately commissioned Capt. Williams as bearer of a dispatch to Gen. Smith, for the above object, and accompanied by an escort of thirty men, under Capt. Ballentine, of the Shelby Light Dragoons, with a flag of truce, the party started on their mission. At the suburbs of the city they were met by a Federal officer, who escorted Captain Williams and Ballentine within the city, to Gen. Smith's head quarters, who at once gave permission for the ladies to depart, and ordered a carriage to be placed at their disposal. The two Confederate officers were entertained for several hours by the Federal Commander, when they rejoined their command, and were again escorted by a Federal officer to Capt. Davis's five miles distant in the country, where the ladies were staying, when parting salutations were interchanged
Up to the time our informant left there had been nine smooth-bore iron cannon captured, all elegantly mounted, but no ammunine, with the exception of some bags of iron rings, evidently cut from rod iron, about an inch and a half long- No powder had been discovered, and if they had any it has been concealed. The only muskets thus far secured were about one hundred old that-locked, with rough units in them that would not explode powder placed in the pans more than once in six trials. Colonel Smith, who had command of the militia who made these earthworks, had made his escape, and had eluded the most diligent search. A Captain and two Lieutenants had been captured, and the disbanded militia all contend that they were forced to take up arms against their will Not a single individual, acknowledging himself to be a Secessionist, had been encountered. The Unionists, of whom there is undoubtedly a great number, have met the troops with the most enthusiasms demonstrations of joy at
The Daily Dispatch: December 7, 1861., [Electronic resource], A Coward in Breeches and a Heroine in Petticoats. (search)
A Coward in Breeches and a Heroine in Petticoats. --We find a very interesting letter in the Memphis Appeal, of the 1st instant, from a gentleman writing from "Cypress Camp, near Moscow, Ky., Nov. 28," who accompanied the flag of truce party to Paducah to release from a reign of terror two sisters and a niece of Gen. A. Sidney Johnston, C. S. A., who sought, an asylum from the worse than Veres despotism of Gen. Smith, commanding at Paducah. The following paragraph from it we extract as another of the numerous illustrations this war has afforded of the patriotic fearlessness of woman, and, on the other hand, of the craven- hearted poltroonery of some of the stronger sex: Some five miles beyond Blandville we halted at a farmer's gate, and asked the favor of a night's entertainment. It was a place well provided with everything for our accommodation, as was evident from the air of comfort and plenty that everything bore that was visible. An old gentleman answered to our call
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