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Extensive fire. --A large fire occurred at Mr. Samuel Flory's, about eight miles from Harrisonburg, Va., on Friday, the 6th inst. The fire destroyed two dwelling houses, (occupied by Mr. Flory and his two sons, with their families,) wash-house, ice-house, barn, wagon, shed, stable, &c.
Sentenced to be hung. --Wm E Coffman, tried by court martial at Harrisonburg, Va., for piloting and assisting Confederate deserters to escape, and with communicating information to the enemy, has been sentenced to be hung on Friday next.
The Daily Dispatch: March 19, 1864., [Electronic resource], Pennsylvania campaign--second day at Gettysburg. (search)
a contest of one and a half hours, except one battery which he kept to rebel any advance of the enemy's infantry. He himself remained with this battery and received the wound which resulted in his death, from one of the last shells which the enemy threw. His arm was much shattered, rendering necessary amputation above the elbow. He bore the operation with much cheerfulness of spirits, and seemed to be rapidly recovering when secondary hemorrhage ensued. He had now been removed to Harrisonburg, Virginia, and at this point he died after lingering some six or seven days. His immediate commander, in speaking of him, said "no greater loss could have befallen the artillery of this corps." This was emphatically true. He was at the time of his death not more than twenty-one years of age, yet there was no better officer in the whole of this army or one more highly esteemed. Just as Latimer ceased firing, Johnson's infantry was ordered forward to the attack. It was now not more than o
e rebels is probably not so large, as they fought nearly all the time behind breastworks. A heavy battle is expected to morrow, and it is believed that we shall take Petersburg during the day, such is the confidence of our troops. General Burnham, commanding a brigade in the Tenth corps, is said to have been killed. Sheridan's "advance" in the Valley. Sheridan, who is now going down the Valley, sends the following official dispatch about his advance up the Valley: Harrisonburg, Va., September 29, 1864--7:30 P. M. Lieutenant-General U. S. Grant: In my last dispatch I informed you that I pressed Early's cavalry through New Market, at the same time sending cavalry around his flank; that he gave up the Valley and took to the mountains, passing through Brown's gap. I kept up the pursuit to Port Republic, destroying seventy-five wagons and four caissons. I sent General Torbert, who overtook me at Harrisonburg, to Staunton, with Wilson's division of cavalry
The French papers tell of the baptismal dress of an infant, in Paris, on which the embroidery and lace cost eighteen thousand dollars. Two negroes escaped from the jail in Harrisonburg, Va., on the night of December 5th.
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