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The Daily Dispatch: September 18, 1861., [Electronic resource] 5 1 Browse Search
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The Daily Dispatch: September 18, 1861., [Electronic resource], The Commander at Mason's Hill and his Aids — a deserter — the enemy's pickets want peace, and don't like to be shot. (search)
gainst accident and surprise. There are indeed few officers in the service who are as much beloved by those under his command, or possess in such a degree the confidence of the Generals in Chief. --Virginia had no more promising statesman than Col.Kemper whilst the condition of the country permitted him to hold a place in her civil councils. As an officer in our armies, he is destined to win a solid and brilliant reputation. In the command of his regiment he is ably seconded by Lieut. Col. Williams, of Orange county, formerly a Brigade Inspector in the militia, and one of the most thorough drill masters in the army, and by Major W. Taze-well Patton, son of the distinguished John M. Patton, deceased, who is also a graduate in military science, and an officer of high courage and intelligence. The prisoners we have taken recently report that the Federals have been contemplating an attack upon both Mason's and Munson's Hills, and I have just learned that a Confederate soldier,
Two Horrible Murders in Ouachita. --On Thursday morning, the 5th inst., Samuel and Simeon Williams were foully and deliberately murdered by H. D. W. Cherry and Gen. M. Malone, in the western part of Ouachita, about eighteen miles from this place. Simeon Williams, deputized by the sheriff, and accompanied by his brother had gone to the house of Cherry, with whom Malone was living, to execute a peace warrant issued against Malone, and both were shot dead at the gate. We refrain from givinn part of Ouachita, about eighteen miles from this place. Simeon Williams, deputized by the sheriff, and accompanied by his brother had gone to the house of Cherry, with whom Malone was living, to execute a peace warrant issued against Malone, and both were shot dead at the gate. We refrain from giving further particulars at present. The murderers, for whose arrest and lodgment in jail $500 reward is offered by the brothers of the murdered, are still at large,-- Monrot (La,) Intelligencer.