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The Daily Dispatch: September 16, 1862., [Electronic resource], By the Governor of Virginia — a proclamation. (search)
t more men, but competent Generals. This frantic calling for more soldiers is a sign of real weakness of heart. What we want is not the legions of Xerxes, but the spirit of the Greeks who beat them. If we cannot conquer the South with one million men, it is quite clear that with two millions we shall only conquer ourselves by exhausting the country's resources. The Confederates in Ohio. A dispatch from Pomeroy, Ohio, dated the 6th, says that Gen. Jenkins had taken the town of Spencer, Va., and captured the command of the Federal Colonel, Rathbone. The dispatch adds: On Wednesday morning Jenkins's forces entered Revenswood, Va., and on the same evening crossed the Ohio river at Buffington's Island, and came down to Racine, Ohio, where they killed one man and wounded two others, and stole twelve horses. They then recrossed the river at Wolf's Bar, and encamped for the night. The people were rising to resist further attempts at invasion by the rebels. A later