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The Daily Dispatch: April 23, 1861., [Electronic resource], Well done,
L. I. Blues. --This glorious old company' commanded by Capt. O. J. Wise, has enlisted a large number of men, who are now under constant drill, and anxiously awaiting a call to perilous duty. Mr. Wm. L. Maule was elected senior 2d Lieutenant of the corps last Friday night. The Blues, who are the oldest company in the State, and can boast of historic renown, are not willing to live on the glories of the past. Their motto has ever been "upward and onward." Under the leadership of so chivalrous a gentleman as Jennings Wise has ever proved himself to be, they have become as an unit, and so act, and so will continue to act, whether as peaceful volunteers "placing soldier" or amid the din of the battle field and wars alarums. The Blues can be counted on as surely as the sun rises and sets. There is not a man, woman or child in Richmond that could not entrust his or her honor to their keeping, assured that it could be preserved to the death.
The Richmond Light Infantry Blues, O. J. Wise commanding, who are now at Camp Mercer, near Fredericksburg, Va., celebrated their 68th anniversary on Friday, the 10th of May, at Poplar Spring, a pleasant suburban retreat near their quarters. Nothing short of actual battle will ever prevent the "Old Blues" from paying suitable honor to the 10th of May.
The Daily Dispatch: June 11, 1861., [Electronic resource], What
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The Wise brigade. We understand that some of the finest companies of the Virginia forces have been transferred to the Wise Brigade. The recruiting officers have the promise of ten thousand men. The Wise brigade. We understand that some of the finest companies of the Virginia forces have been transferred to the Wise Brigade. The recruiting officers have the promise of ten thousand men.
The Daily Dispatch: June 11, 1861., [Electronic resource], Death or
Returned home. --The R. L. I. Blues, who have been on duty for several weeks past in the vicinity of Aquia Creek and the enemy's cruisers, having been ordered back to this post, returned by the Fredericksburg route yesterday, under the gallant Capt., O. J. Wise. The Blues looked "none the worse for wear" on account of their exposure on the tented field. We believe they were marched away at such short notice that they never yet have been mustered regularly into service. If so, that formality will now be complied with.
From Gen. Wise's Legion We publish this morning an interesting letter from Charleston relative to the condition of things in the Kanawha Valley and Gen. Wise's proceedings. He is bent on reforming the Tories or punishing them as they deserve. He says no snakes shall lurk in the grass of the soil he is sent to defend. It is evident that the West and Northwest has been neglected too long. The Northwest might have been in a very different condition had some more prompt measures been takeGen. Wise's proceedings. He is bent on reforming the Tories or punishing them as they deserve. He says no snakes shall lurk in the grass of the soil he is sent to defend. It is evident that the West and Northwest has been neglected too long. The Northwest might have been in a very different condition had some more prompt measures been taken to check the traitors, Carlice & Co., and to arm the State Rights men. There would have been no burning and mading of the properly of true men now going on there.
The Daily Dispatch: July 5, 1861., [Electronic resource], A wash for the face. (search)
The Daily Dispatch: July 10, 1861., [Electronic resource],
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The Daily Dispatch: July 10, 1861., [Electronic resource], What old-fashioned Rifles can do. (search)
From Kanawha. --The editor of the Lewisburg Chronicle publishes some facts from a letter dated Charleston, Kanawha county, June 30: Gen. Wise was then in Charleston, and Capt. O. J. Wise's company, the Richmond Blues, left Charleston about 10 o'clock at night, June 29th, for Gilmer county, in consequence of having learned that about 100 of the enemy had crossed over and were committing depredations. Capt. Brock's Rockingham Cavalry and Capt. Beirne's Monroe Rifles had also left, but were expected to return in a few days. One of the Monroe Company died on the 29th from measles; he exposed himself imprudently during his sickness. A company of Riflemen arrived on the 30th from Roane county, with three prisoners; one of them a delegate to the Wheeling Convention, and the others had violated the persons of two ladies. The people were talking of lynching them, but the writer thought they would be left in the hands of the legal tribunals. So far as the writer can judge from
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