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nough to say that I spent several weeks recently in the Capital of the Confederate States--for here I may say, in passing, that all over the South the pretty little city on the left bank of the James river is spoken of as "the Capital," just as Washington used to be in the United States, and still is in the loyal portion thereof. I was not an idle or uninterested observer of men and things in and about Richmond, and in that section of the South through which I made way "over the border," and ifn Letcher, badgered and bullied and blackguarded on all sides, resigns himself to his fate, and, if all be true that the Examiner charges, tries to beguile it with jolly living. In the centre of the square is the beautiful equestrian statue of Washington, looking as calm and serene and commanding as if the city which he overlooks was not the centre and hotbed of the foulest treason that ever showed itself in the light of day. The pedestal is designed for eight other statues of distinguished Vir
The Daily Dispatch: November 18, 1861., [Electronic resource], The great naval expedition — from Fortress Monroe and Hatteras Inlet. (search)
shortest to get at it, while the guns are similarly stored on another vessel; that the medical stores will not be placed along side of the ammunition, and that no delay of ten days here for a resupply of both will take place, thus imposing on Gen. Wool and the heads of different departments of his command, quite as much labor and anxiety as though they were originally entrusted with the fitting out of the expedition; and all this, too, with not so much as a single line of instruction from Washington, or the slightest notification, officially, of even the existence of the expedition. Let us have no more foundlings. In the space of one week nearly, or quite, one hundred "contrabands" have reported themselves to this Department, and received employment on the terms lately promulgated by Gen. Wool. These terms are $10 a month to each laborer; $2 in cash, his rations, his clothes at the lowest rates, the residue to be a fund against which the maintenance of women, children, and thos
d acknowledge a heavy loss on their side. Generals McClernand and Grant were in command, and Col. Logan and Foakes's regiments lost heavily. The Federals report Col. John V. Wright, of Tennessee, killed, and admit the loss on their side to be from 600 to 700 in killed, wounded and missing. There has been great rejoicing throughout the North over the Federal successes at Port Royal. A steamer was momentarily expected at Annapolis, which would bring the details "Ion, " the well-known Washington correspondent of the Baltimore Sun, says that it is understood that the Federal advance will be expedited by the success of the fleet in the South, and adds that Gen. Beauregard has gone to the South to defend the coast against the operations of the Federal armada. [This is news] Great difficulty is experienced in Washington for supplies of wood, &c., on account of the blockade of the Potomac. Wagon trains now run daily between Washington and Baltimore, and the Government is urged to sei