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The Daily Dispatch: February 12, 1864., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: October 28, 1861., [Electronic resource] 1 1 Browse Search
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what hazardous. He called upon his men for volunteers for the expedition, and in a twinkling every man in the company fell into line and clamored to be accepted. Nothing short of a peremptory order would induce any of his men to remain in camp, and, indeed, after the departure of the ten, they were joined by several who had been left behind, but who had succeeded in dodging the guard, so determined were they to take part in the first enterprise which promised an exposure to danger. Lieut. Jas. Wharton, of Washington county, who is attached to Capt. Palmer's cavalry, of Colonel Harlan's regiment, claimed the privilege to accompany the expedition. He is a gallant officer, and should opportunity offer he will not fail to win distinction. I have just heard how Col. John M. Harlan and Capt. Jos. G. Wilson, of your city, escaped a trap which had been set for them by the rebel scouts, who fell into the hands of the Federal pickets as prisoners of war. They left the vicinity of Honge
Richmond Circuit Court. --In the matter of Jonathan B. Rogers, of Nelson county, who sued out in this Court a few weeks since a writ of habeas corpus under the law of Congress granting exemption to shoemakers, the case came on to be heard this day, and after testimony and arguments by counsel, (G. A. Myers, Esq., for the plaintiff, and Mr. James Neeson for the Government,) the Judge decided that he did not come fully up to the standard of exempts as required by the law, inasmuch as he failed to prove himself as well a skillful as a habitual worker at his trade, and therefore remanded him back to Camp Lee, whence his writ had brought him. A petition for a writ of habeas corpus, returnable on to-morrow week, was granted to James Wharton, of Greenbrier, to get his son out of the service in consequence of his being under age and entering the army without the consent of his parents.