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Army of the Potomac. [our own correspondent.] Manassas, Dec. 17th, 1861. Those who love to read Shakespeare, will remember in "King Henry V." the grand expedition into France, and the plans formed by Bardolph, Nym, and Pistol, to better their condition. Each had his hopes and wishes and saw before him the ambition of a lifetime almost as surely realized as if France were indeed partitioned between the three.--But ancient Pistol exceeded them all in those qualities which indicate the shrewd man of business, for he chose the position, which in all ages has been more profitable than any other, that of sutler to the army. He saw in the future all his own wants supplied, and so much did the prospect soften his heart, that he began to look out for the fortune of his friends. "Ah!" says he to corporal Nym, "A noble shalt thou be," and then after promising him a bountiful supply of worldly goods, plenty to eat, and wine from his own cellar, he continues: "For I shall sutler be un
From the Potomac. going into winter quarters — a soldier Drummed out of service — Impatience for an attack from the Yankees — an amusing incident. [correspondence of the Richmond Dilpatch.] Camp Davis's Ford, Prince William Co., Dec. 17, 1861. The third brigade, Gen. Rhodes, (recently Ewell's,) now occupy this position; and it seeming evident that our friends "over the border" do not intend to pay us a visit this season, all have gone to work with a vigor in building their temporary homes to protect them from the frost and snows of winter. Private Spradling, of the 13th Mississippi Regiment, court-martialed for stealing and an attempt at desertion, was yesterday publicly "drummed out" of the regiment. The regiment was drawn up in line at an open order, and the poor, deluded fellow was escorted through to the tune of the "Rogue's March." Previous to this, one side of his head was shaved. He was then marched across the bridge over the Occoquan at this point,<
The Daily Dispatch: December 21, 1861., [Electronic resource], Acknowledgment of donations for the soldiers. (search)
Acknowledgment of donations for the soldiers. Camp Near Union Mills. Va., Dec. 17th, 1861. Editors Dispatch:--Please allow me through your paper to acknowledge the reception of a handsome donation of blankets, socks, and gloves, made by the ladies of the "Soldiers' Aid Society" at Kittrell's, in Gates county, N. C., to companies B and H, of the 5th regiment, N. C. State Troops. While we express our heartfelt gratitude to the fair donors for these articles, so necessary to the comfort of the soldier, we admire the patriotic enthusiasm which pervades the hearts of our lady friends in the old North State, believing that they possess a degree of patriotism for the Southern cause that would almost rival if not surpass Spartans themselves. We shall ever hold them in grateful remembrance, and repay them with our best efforts to defend them from the invasion of the enemy when an opportunity is offered. Wm. J. Hill, Capt. Co. B. S. B. Lodge, Capt. Co. H.
The Daily Dispatch: December 21, 1861., [Electronic resource], Sad case of sympathy — death of the son of a Richmond merchant. (search)
The Warrenton hospital — kind Attentions of the ladies. Warreston, Va., Dec. 17, 1861. Editors Dispatch: Though a constant reader of your most estimable paper, I have as yet seen nothing in it relative to the hospitals at this point. I am sure it was not from oversight; though smaller perhaps in dimension, they are nevertheless of as great importance, and have thus far proved very successful, having combined with them those perquisites so necessary for the attainment of their object. It would be futile in me to attempt to give a lucid description of the romantic surroundings of this quiet little town; embedded as it were in mountains, it is nevertheless on quite a prominence presenting to the view, at several points, gently rising hills and sloping it to say, with the undivided attention of our estimable surgeons, the pure mountain wholesome food, and last, but by the untiring and ceaseless whose soft, silvery brain, render them attractive, break the spell of glo