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few days since for that purpose. Very respectfully, your obedient servant, E. Kirby Smith, Major-General, Commanding. Lebanon, Va., April 10, 1862. General R. E. Lee, Commanding C. S. Army, Richmond: General: Since my last I have been in person through Tazewell, Smyth, and Washington Counties, meeting and addressing the militia which had assembled under my call. I met at the same rendezvous the militia from Scott, Grayson, and Carroll Counties. I sent Col. Henry S. Bowen to Buchanan County, who reports that he thinks I will enroll some 300 loyal men in that county. My point has been gained practically by the call. I have succeeded in getting from the militia a good number of volunteers for the war, and I have ascertained the approximate reliable militia strength of the country in which I am for the time operating, and this I have reorganized, so as to have it placed in readiness for service whenever called again. It will not exceed 3,000 nor fall short of 2,000. The
nant Verdigan and ten men belonging to the Sixteenth Virginia cavalry, commanded by Colonel J. Ferguson, of Wayne County, in the capture of a Yankee steamer. For two months past, the Colonel and most of his men have been wintering within the enemy's lines in the county above named. They have had several successful skirmishes with the enemy, and had, on a former occasion, sent out sixteen prisoners, who all arrived safely in Richmond. They also killed Denny Coleman, late surveyor of Buchanan County, in a fight at Round Bottom, near Ohio River, one of the vilest Union men and base-hearted traitors that have ever been arrayed against us. The exploit above alluded to happened near Winfield, about twelve days since. Major Nonning was on a scout with a portion of the command, and entered Winfield about midnight, when he ascertained that the steamer Levi, bound for Charleston, lay on the opposite side of the river. Lieutenant Verdigan, with a solitary companion, was despatched acro
The Daily Dispatch: November 23, 1861., [Electronic resource], From Eastern Kentucky and Southwestern Virginia. (search)
until they receive reinforcements, and then proceed on to Kentucky, by way of Grundy, Buchanan county. A messenger was dispatched from this place on Wednesday last to your city, in great haste, to get the law in relation to calling out the militia — in other words, to see the President in regard to the Brigadier General's power over that institution. But before he had been gone many hours a rumor reached here that the enemy were advancing on us, and that they had certainly reached Buchanan county, and captained four of five of the prominent citizens of that county. Gen. Rees T. Bowen at once determined to call out the militia of this and the two adjoining counties, McDowell and Buchanan, and all honor to the man, he has them to-day on the line of march for the protection of our homes and firesides. Gen. Bowen is as brave a man as lives, and if he should come in contact with the enemy he will win for himself a glorious name. Cheap and good living, Mr. Editor, is a thing mu
by resolution or otherwise. The House then adjourned. Corrections. --In Wednesday's report, the name of Mr. Tomlin should have been printed as Chairman of the Committee. The resolution in reference to the legalizing of the issue of small notes, was offered by Mr. Woodson instead of Mr. Wootten. Senate. Saturday, Dec. 7, 1861. The Senate was opened with prayer by the Rev. Dr. Burrows, of the First Baptist Church. Resolutions of inquiry. By Mr. Alderson: Of conferring with the Confederate Congress relative to the extension of the Covington and Ohio Railroad by the Confederate Government (as a military necessity) out of moneys one by the Government to the State of Virginia. By Mr. Witten: Of changing the name of the county of Buchanan. By Mr. Brannon: Of amending the law of last session in relation to the recovery, of arrearages from commissioners of forfeited and delinquent lands. On motion of Mr. Brannon, the Senate adjourned.
accuse Floyd, and the Government suspends him from his command; but when there is any hard fighting on hand, that gallant defender of his country is sure to be called upon to help do it. His brigade has been fighting hard ever since it entered the field, and has done more hard service, fought more battles, got into more hard places and get out of them than any other brigade in the field. Another "Union" Outsies. The Tazewell Democrat learns that Mr. Jasday, residing on Dismal, Buchanan county, Va., was murdered on Tuesday last by a band of marauders styling themselves Union men. The horse of the deceased was also captured by them, and one from Mr. Freeman, of McDowell county. Hampton Roads. The Norfolk Day Book, of yesterday, has the following information: A very large fleet collected in the Roads on Monday last, consisting mostly of schooners, but containing also a number of brigs and sloops. There were eighty merchantmen alone in the fleet. Some forty-two