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The Daily Dispatch: July 29, 1862., [Electronic resource], Yankee depredations in Eastern North Carolina. (search)
Called Court. --A Court of Hustings, consisting of Recorder Caskie, and Aldermen Bray, Timberlake, Lipscomb, Regnault, and Gwathmey, assembled at 11 o'clock yesterday, at the City Hall, for the purpose of examining James M. Armour, a soldier belonging to the 20th Georgia regiment, committed for examination by the Head of Police for the wilful and deliberate murder of Edward Dunn, an Irishman, and a member of the Whittington Artillery, from Alexandria, Va. The bloody deed was enacted on Byrd street, in this city, on last Saturday week. The operator in the transaction pretended to be one of the Provost Guard, but the bogus nature of the claim was shown on the inquest. Yesterday, Mr. Daniel, Prosecuting Attorney, appeared on, behalf of the Commonwealth, and after the examination of a number of witnesses conversant with the circumstances attending the murder, submitted the case without argument. The accused was remanded for final trial before Judge Lyons, in September next.
During Feat.--burning of a Federal vessel. On Friday last some half-dozen men, attached to the Prince George cavalry, conceived the idea of destroying one or more of the Federal vessels, which for several days past have literally covered the surface of the river in front of Gen. McClellan's camp. Having procured a boat, (the largest accessible,) Corporal Cocke, Thos, Martin, Wm. Daniel, Alexander Dimitry, and Wm. Williams, embarked from Coggins's Point about one o'clock Saturday morning, and pulled off quietly for a very fine looking schooner, of 163 tons burthen, lying in the stream some half a mile from the southern shore. The Petersburg Express says: As they neared the vessel, a small dog on board discovered their movements and commenced barking furiously. Two gunboats were lying but a few hundred yards distant, and many steamers and sail vessels in close proximity; but the enterprise had been undertaken, and the brave boys could not think of returning without accompl