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A Daring Exploit.--Among the many.instances where the bravery of the National officers and men have shone conspicuous, the following is almost unequalled. Captain Spencer, aid to Gen. Wool, received information from two ladies who went from Norfolk to Fortress Monroe with a flag of truce, that near midnight a six-oared boat was to leave Norfolk for Richmond with money for the payment of the rebel soldiers. He requested permission of Major-General Wool to attempt their capture, and was tolNorfolk for Richmond with money for the payment of the rebel soldiers. He requested permission of Major-General Wool to attempt their capture, and was told not to place too much confidence in the information received. Nevertheless, permission was given, and selecting two good oarsmen on whom he could rely, with their oars muffled, he started at dark and awaited the coming of the enemy's boat. He had previously given direction to his men to pull directly for the boat, and on the moment of striking to back water instantly. About midnight the boat was heard approaching, and taking his station in the bows with a nine-inch shell in his hands, he g
Flag of Truce.--The Seldon on her return from Old Point to Norfolk, Va., under a flag of truce, brought to this city the following passengers: Mrs. Gen. Gaines, Mrs. Whitley, child, and servant, Dr. Garnette, Col. M. J. Ferguson, Col. W. T. Willey, Major H. Speurlock, Lieut. W. A. Compton, Lieut. T. L. Johnson, Lieut. Julian Myers, J. N. Sample. Mrs. Gen. Gaines was serenaded last night by Keyton's celebrated Brass Band. Norfolk Day-Book, Feb. 8.
Adventures of a Rebel Heroine. Norfolk, Va., Jan. 22.--Miss Poole arrived here last evening in the flag of truce steamer, and we had the pleasure of an interview with her. She is an intelligent and pleasing lady, and withal possesses a fervor of patriotism which no tortures of the enemy could dampen. Our conversation with her convinces us that she is a true Virginia lady, and we congratulate her upon her escape from the thraldom of Lincolndom and her restoration to Southern soil and society. Miss Poole was arrested in Wheeling on the twenty-eighth of September last, by order of the Secretary of State, charged with conducting a correspondence with the Southern rebels. On account of indisposition she was not removed from her home, but was allowed to remain in her room — a guard being placed at the door of the same, and also a guard on the outside of the building. The door of her chamber was securely locked, and the key taken by the officer of the guard. Previously, however, t
Gov. Wise and his dead son.--The Norfolk correspondent of the Richmond Dispatch, under date of the 15th of February, writes: Last night, when the steamer arrived at Currituck, General Wise directed that the coffin containing the remains of his son be opened. Then, I learn from those who were present, a scene transpired that words cannot describe. The old hero bent over the body of his son, on whose pale face the full moon threw its light, kissed the cold brow many times, and exclaimed, in an agony of emotion: 0 my brave boy! you have died for me, you have died for me! That powerful old hero of Eastern Virginia, as famous for the generous impulses of his soul as for his indomitable bravery and prowess-recovering now from his illness — and nerved, perchance, more strongly by the great loss he has sustained, will fight the enemy with an energy and a determination that will scarcely be successfully resisted by the congregating enemies of freedom and humanity.
Hiding behind A Tree.--There is a rebel General named Blanchard at Norfolk. He issued the following order, under date of February nineteenth: No drill is needed for a hunter to get behind a tree and hit his mark, and if every man will shoot only when he is sure to kill an enemy, he will do good service. If the men have no shot-guns, let them take axes and spades, and obstruct the roads and rivers, under the direction of their officers. Be of good heart, and let our righteous cause make us strong, and with the blessing of God, which we must all ask, we will drive back the foe. Albert G. Blanchard, Brig.-Gen. P. A. C. S., Commanding Third Brigade.
ome a substitute for any man who is willing to pay him his price. For particulars inquire at C. A. Brockmeyer's segar-store, No. 21 Main street. Wanted — A substitute for the war; one of good character, not subject to military draft. A liberal price will be paid if accepted. Apply at my office.--Edw. D. Eacho, 14th st., near Exchange Hotel. Wanted--Two persons to raise fifteen recruits each for a new volunteer company, for which they will receive lieutenancies. Address M. M. B., Norfolk, Va. Wanted — this morning, twenty substitutes. I will pay more than can be obtained by any other agent in the city for good substitutes. Apply this morning to T. B. Rees, No. 3 Tenth st., below Main. Wanted — A substitute on board Confederate States steamer Patrick Henry, as wardroom steward. Apply at the Dispatch office. Wanted.--to all Subject to Militia Duty.--I want fifty men to man the Game Point Battery at Aquia Creek. All persons not wishing to be drafted in the militia, w<
fleet stationed in Albemarle Sound. Remington was captured by the rebels during a reconnoissance near Fairfax, and taken to Richmond, and thence sent to prison in North-Carolina. There he saw extracts published from the Troy papers, where the Thirtieth regiment was mostly recruited, stating that he was disloyal, having deserted his comrades, and had gone over to the rebels. Determined to resent this imputation on his name, he managed to escape from Portsmouth, N. C., and made his way to Norfolk; but failing to get further North, he returned to North-Carolina, and was offered employment on the rebel gunboat Fanny, which he was forced to accept, and was employed in surveying inland waters for the rebels. In connection with another loyal man he obtained a small boat and managed to join Gen. Burnside at Hatteras. It was he who piloted the expedition to the landing-place on Roanoke Island, and in no small degree thus contributed to the great victory won by our forces. He joined his
By order of Col. Robinson, every male citizen between the ages of eighteen and forty-five, not now in the active volunteer service, and resident within the city of Norfolk, Va., whether exempt from military duty or not, will forthwith report himself for enrolment to the commandant of his company. Those claiming to be exempt will also report the claim to to or cause of such exemption. Richmond Dispatch, February 10.
Richmond, Jan. 4.--It is not generally known that by the flag of truce which leaves Norfolk almost daily for Fortress Monroe, persons in the South may communicate with the North. Hundreds of letters are frequently carried in this manner; but all are carefully examined both by the confederate and Federal officers. To prevent the abuse of this privilege on the part of those who are inclined to fill twenty or thirty sheets of letter-paper, Gen. Huger has issued an order that hereafter no comers. To prevent the abuse of this privilege on the part of those who are inclined to fill twenty or thirty sheets of letter-paper, Gen. Huger has issued an order that hereafter no communication will be sent which covers more than an ordinary-sized page. All reference to political or military affairs must be carefully avoided, and an inclosure of three or five cents made to secure transmission. The outside address of the epistle should be, via Norfolk and flag of truce. --Richmond Dispatch.
Boys as Soldiers.--Among the New-Orleans soldiers who have responded to the call of Gen. Beaure-gard, is a regiment made up mainly of youths, many of them coming from their schools to take their places in the ranks. It is said to be a splendidly equipped corps of the best blood in Louisiana, and numbers nine hundred muskets. The regiment arrived at Jackson, Tennessee, on the seventh.--A call has been made in Norfolk for all the boys between sixteen and eighteen years to enroll themselves. National Intelligencer, March 29.