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The Daily Dispatch: June 22, 1861., [Electronic resource] 3 1 Browse Search
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ng him not to let them take him again. His account was by no means flattering; as regards the rations furnished the soldiers, it was revolting to his sense of what is essential to sustain the "creature" Just here, I will remark that on my way back home I stopped at a meeting of the servants in James City county, and as I, with others of the white congregation, contemplated from the gallery that respectful attentive and well-dressed assembly, as I listened to the thrilling language of "Uncle Billy Thomas," who spoke with a zeal and system rarely surpassed by his white brethren; as I then saw one after another rise and read distinctly the hymns for the congregation. I asked myself the question, if the people of the North were sincere in their professions of love for the servants, and could see this sight, (which is by no means an exception,) what could they propose by way of an improvement? The North can exercise none of that Christian liberty and forbearance, which Paul preached to t
21. --Gen. Cadwallader commanded the Federal troops approaching Harper's Ferry. He has retired beyond Hagerstown, and Harper's Ferry is again held by our troops, consisting of 400 to 500 Marylanders. Gen. Johnston is at Winchester. Two prisoners of war, taken at Williams port, will go to Richmond to day. One is Lieut. Col. Bowman, of the Eighth Pennsylvania Regiment; the other Maj. Chase, connected with the Adjutant's Department, same Regiment. They are under charge of Colonel Thomas, of the Maryland Volunteers, who carries the official report of the engagement at New Creek Depot. Winchester now commands the whole Valley as a strategic position. Gen. Johnston's movement from Harper's Ferry toward Martinsburg to meet the enemy, instead of being a retreat was an advance upon the enemy, who were approaching by Williamsport and Martinsburg. Gen. Johnston's march was North. He also sent a detachment to Romney, thus checkmating the Federal advance in both direc