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Mr. John Taliaferro, an old and highly respected citizen of Petersburg, died in that a few days since, Mr. T. held an office is the Farmers' Bank of Petersburg from the year 1812 to the day of his death. Martial law was proclaimed in Knoxville, Times, on Saturday, the 9th inst.
s me pleasure to grant her the opportunity of rendering such grateful service, and I hope through her attentions the Colonel may speedily be restored to such a condition of health as is compatible with the loss he has been obliged to sustain. Reciprocating your expressions of a readiness to interchange kind offices, I remain, Very respectfully, your ob't serv't, L. Polk, Maj.-Gen. Commanding. From East Tennessee--the hero of Strawberry Plains. A correspondent of the Knoxville (Tenn.) Register, writing from the scene, furnishes the following particulars of the bloody affray on Friday night, the 8th inst., at Strawberry Plains, between James Keelan, the hero watchman, and Pickens's squad of incendiaries: The fight occurred upon a platform in the trestle work of the bridge. Blood had been profusely poured out upon the planks; and the beams were literally besprinkled with the element of life. More than twenty bullet holes were found in the timbers, and many deep
The Daily Dispatch: November 19, 1861., [Electronic resource], The late Incendiary outrages in Tennessee. (search)
The late Incendiary outrages in Tennessee. a Correction — the heroic Guardman recovering — a -- described in Cross one the Republican, &c. [correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch.] Nov. 13th, 1861. As I see in your paper of the 12th inst., in an article headed "Lincolnites in Tennessee." several mistakes, I will so far trespass on your time as to set you right in regard to them. 1st. There are but bridges burnt on the road between Bristol and Knoxville, instead of five; but an attempt was made to burn a third, near Strawberry plains, but the sentinel shot and killed two, and, with more than Spartan value, fought the whole band of incendiaries until he was literally cut down and left for But we are happy to say be successes in giving the alarm, and saved the bridge and though his arm was severed from , and the other wise severely out, still hopes are entertained or his recovery. The Waumuga bridge is now guarded by about six hundred militia, with two