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19. Judge Thomas S. Richards was shot through a window of the court house in Memphis, Scotland Co., Mo., while confined as a prisoner in the hands of Colonel Moore, of the Home Guard. Colonel Moore subsequently offered a reward of one thousand dollars for the apprehension of the assassin. The steamers Georgia and Georgiana arrived at Baltimore this morning from Newtown, Worcester Co., Maryland. Four thousand Federal troops were preparing to go into Virginia. On the way up the Pocomoke River a boat was sent ashore with General Dix's proclamation, which was read to a large number of Virginians in a farm-house, who declared it entirely satisfactory, and claimed the protection of the Government from the secessionists, who were forcing them into the ranks against their will. The gunboat Resolute had given them protection through the day, but at night they had to seek shelter in the woods.--(Doc. 159.) General Drayton, at Hardeeville, South Carolina, assured the Governor of
much embarrassed the remainder of the journey. During the night they lay at anchor off Watt's Island, and very early in the morning proceeded to the mouth of Pocomoke River, which empties into Pocomoke Sound. In two launches, each bearing fifty men, and one of them a 32-pound howitzer, they landed at Fletcher's wharf at five o'cof Lieut. Crossly is made of coarse Kentucky jeans, green facings, and trimmed with the sic semper tyrannis buttons. In the afternoon, after the retreat down Pocomoke River, they took a prize schooner, and early the following morning the fleet started for Cherrystone Creek. Arriving at the wharf at the mouth of the river, they fd early this morning. The last engagement occurred at about 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon and continued more than half an hour. The prize schooner taken at Pocomoke River now lays in the harbor. She is a trim-rigged little craft, and it is regretted by our men that she was not as well stored as built. --N. Y. World, August 7.
ies of Accomac and Northampton,Va., constitute a part of Maryland, from which, indeed, they are separated only by an imaginary line, beginning at the mouth of Pocomoke River, and running in a northeast direction across the thirty-eighth degree of north latitude. Accomac County, the more northern of the two, is also far the larger the west, and Capeville, near Cape Charles, on the south. The county seat of Accomac is Drummondtown, and the other villages are Horntown, near the mouth of Pocomoke River, on the north; Assawoman and Modesttown, near Assawoman Inlet, on the east; Onancock and Pungoteague on the west, and Turkey's Pen at the south. Before the wed to succumb. Lieutenant Coffin left General Lockwood on Sunday, and on his way to his vessel found that a number of bridges over the streams south of the Pocomoke River had been burned, and trees felled and placed over the roads, compelling him to take a circuitous route. On Saturday four boats, with armed seamen, were des
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 19. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.18 (search)
he treasures of the very interesting museum of this college a precious relic, a brick from the Chesterfield jail, a votive shrine of religious liberty, as the prison of Baptist apostles. Foote, the Presbyterian historian, asserts that under the provisions of the Act of Toleration—first William and Mary, 1689—the minister, Francis Makemie (who was also a merchant), was the first Dissenter licensed to hold meetings in Virginia, the date being October, 1699, and the places his three houses at Pocomoke, Accomack town, and Onancock. Foote's Sketches, first series, pages 51-52. It is well known that the Quakers were quite numerous in Nansemond, Norfolk, and Isle of Wight counties about the middle of the seventeenth century. John Pleasants, the ancestor of the worthy family of the name in this country, emigrated from Norwich, England, to Virginia in 1665, and settled in Henrico county in 1668. In the records of the county, of date October 1, 1692, appears the following: John P
From the Eastern Shore. piratical expedition of the Yankees — property stolen and vessels burnt — a Sharp skirmish, &c. [Correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch.] Northampton Co., Va., Aug, 6, 1861. The Yankee hirelings, in pursuance of their programme, on Wednesday last entered the Pocomoke River with three steamers and two barges, and landing about two hundred and fifty of their men, marched a mile or two into Accomac. They were met by a few members of a volunteer company in the neighborhood, and after exchanging their rounds retreated to their boats — not, however, before they had robbed a store in the neighborhood of about $300. The same day they appeared at Chesinessick, lower down the county, and after killing a few sheep and towing away a vessel or two, disappeared from the neighborhood. On Friday they appeared in Cherrystone Creek, in this county, and continued their wanton and unprovoked destruction of private property by boarding and burning two <
th the deepest feelings of mortification we see the glorious flag of our country, which for more than eighty years has waved over the happiest people on earth, now desecrated by being used to hide the cloven foot of black abolitionism. The Pocomoke expedition. The Old Point correspondent of the Pennsylvania Inquirer, who accompanied the Federal expedition to Pocomoke river, admits that they were driven off three times by the Confederates and finally compelled to retreat to Fortress MonrPocomoke river, admits that they were driven off three times by the Confederates and finally compelled to retreat to Fortress Monroe. The Fanny Cadwallader, one of the gun-boats, got aground and narrowly escaped capture. The narrative, however, abounds with lies. A letter, published in another column of the Dispatch, gives all the facts. "Played out." Under this caption, the Baltimore South exposes the falsity of the representations coming from Washington in regard to the filling up of the depleted ranks of the "grand army." After giving the causes which reduced that army to its present condition, and showing t