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The Daily Dispatch: March 14, 1862., [Electronic resource], One hundred and twenty-five Dollars reward. (search)
er, Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, by virtue of the authority aforesaid, do hereby order and prescribe the following, and require the officers hereafter mentioned to execute this law and these provisions with promptness and energy. The enrolling officers, who are the Sheriffs, Sergeants, and Commissioners of the Revenue, shall enroll all the white male inhabitants of the city of Richmond who reside in and around it, within one mile of the corporation line, on the North side of James river; all the white male inhabitants of the cities of Petersburg, Norfolk, Portsmouth, and Lynchburg, and of the town of Fredericksburg, who reside within a half mile of the said cities and town, and who are between the ages of sixteen and eighteen, and forty-five and fifty-five years, including sojourners who may be refugees in this State, and are not elsewhere enrolled under the provision of the act of the eighth of February last. The persons so to be enrolled constitute the Second Military
of our bad steerage, we did not get ahead as rapidly as we desired to. The Merrimac went up and immediately attacked the Congress and Cumberland, but particularly the latter ship, which was hid from us by the land. When about seven or eight miles from Fortress Monroe, the Minnesota grounded. We continued to stand in, and when we came in sight of the Cumberland we saw that she had careened over, apparently full of water. The enemy, who had been joined by two or three steamers from James river, now devoted themselves exclusively to the Congress; but she being aground, could bring but five guns to bear on them, and at ten minutes before four o'clock we had the mortification of seeing her haul down her flag. I continued to stand on till we found ourselves in 8½ fathoms of water, and were on the ground astern. Finding that we could go no further, I ordered one of our tugs to tow us round, an as soon as the Roanoke's head was pointed down the boy, and I found the was a float
The Rev. Mr. McGwigan, a well known preacher and physician, died recently at Lower Brandon, on James river. Alexander McKinsey has been arrested in New Orleans on the charge of joining three different companies and receiving the bounty in each. Northern papers say that 491 of the "rebel prisoners" at Alton, Ill., have taken the oath of allegiance, and been released. A Spartan Mother.--There is a lady in Cleveland. Tennessee, Mrs. Jane Hamrick, a widow, who has but seven children — all sons--six of whom she has devoted to the Southern cause, and would devote the seventh and her all, but that he is a small boy, too young for the army. At the first call of her country, this noble mother urged her sons to the field. With such sons and such mothers we fear not the issue.
e committee to whom was referred a resolution of inquiry respecting the troops organized for the defence of the city of Richmond, reported on information derived from the Governor, that two regiments have been organized for the purpose indicated and that no legislation is necessary on the subject. A substitute was adopted to the bill to suspend the work on the Kanawha river and to authorize the application of a part of the loan made for that improvement to keep open the navigation of the James river canal, and to improve the sluices upon a part of the river, and the same laid on the table. A House resolution was adopted, directing the Governor to exempt from the effect of his proclamation of the 11th inst. all persons who may be certified to him by the war or navy Departments to be necessary to the work of the Government of the Confederate States; provided, no person shall be exempt from draft under act of February 16th, or lose his right to volunteer in the State or Confederate Sta