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The Daily Dispatch: February 17, 1862., [Electronic resource] 1 1 Browse Search
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Miscellansous Southern news. A company of stalworth mountaineers, from Habersham county, Georgia, under Capt. Littleton Stephens, armed with piken, have been sent to the coast. The pikes are in the shape of a cross, with six edges, upon the end of a wooden staff. The 492 Hessian prisoners who, during the last five months, have been confined in the Parish Prison, left New Orleans on the 7th, for Raleigh, North Carolina, guarded by Captain Mouton's company, a detachment of the 18th regiment. The prisoners looked much better than when they arrived here, which was no doubt owing in a great measure to the comfortable quarters and excellent fare provided them. The negro used as a decoy to entrap the Yankees at Harperts Ferry on Friday week, did not use the flag of truce. He mounted the bluff, showed his hundle and pretended that he desired to run away. The Yankees took the bait, manued the boat and attempted to cross and emancipate the contraband, when they were fired upo