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The Daily Dispatch: July 14, 1862., [Electronic resource], The heavy guns of McClellan's army. (search)
A Discovery. --The military police, through information furnished by some soldiers arrested for drunkenness, made a descent yesterday on a house in rear of Lumpkin's jail, and arrested a Norfolk free negro named Moses Taylor, and Thornton, a slave of Mr. Lumpkin, on the charge of selling liquor. They were locked up. On searching, the guard found a barrel of whiskey and a barrel of brandy. The whiskey the parties declared they paid $336 for, and sold for 25 cents per drink.--Five hundred dollars worth of plunder from the battle-field, consisting of blankets, overcoats, knapsacks, cartridge boxes, shirts, drawers, (never used,) soap and sperm candles, tent files, shoes, &c., &c., were also seized and carried off.