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The Daily Dispatch: may 2, 1862., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: April 25, 1861., [Electronic resource] 1 1 Browse Search
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e ready to do their best. The war spirit of the descendants of King's Mountain is stirred up. The Temperance Hall and the building for Martha Washington College have been converted into barracks. Five companies of volunteers have been raised in this county: the Washington Mounted Riflemen, under command of Capt. W. E. Jones; the Mountain Boys, under command of Capt. Wm. White, an Artillery Company of Dr. White, Glade Spring Rifle Company, and the Goodson Rifle Guard company, under Capt. Jno. Terry. Our best young men have volunteered. The ladies are busily engaged in making clothes for them. At night, Abe Lincoln was burned in effigy at the Court-House. Our boys will fight like young devils. Abraham had better look out for squalls. Let him gather up his Scotch cap and cloak and sneak out of Washington as he sneaked into the place. Oh! what a war, brought on by a set of long-faced, sharp-faced, canting, whining Puritans, who pretended to leave the old country on
nd six-shooter stance of ten to twenty steps against of Yankees who were concealed and trees and a high fence which In fact, many of them crossed and penetrated into the very enemy. After the Rangers had fell back under a withering stormed intending to form and charge again fore they could do this our infantry the diversion, had stormed the their wild shouts proclaimed to enemy had stampeded. Here alone the lost in killed and wounded nearly by their number, including the gallant Terry, (mortally wounded, and since youngest brother of the lamented who raised and first commander He had just joined the in his eager, ardent zeal to defend try's soil and to avenge his brother ly fate, he rushed coolly, but imp to the thickest of the fray, and heart's best blood to sanctify a had enlisted his warmest devotion. Here, also, Col. Wharton was Woris had two horses shot under him, never left the field until Tuesday Again, the same (Sunday) ever the companies dis