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The Daily Dispatch: August 30, 1862., [Electronic resource], Capture of a Railroad train between Winchester and Harper's Ferry. (search)
was opened, and baskets of champagne and boxes of delicious fruits found, and partaken of by our troops. The express safe was opened, and United States money, to the amount of some four thousand dollars, consigned to a Federal payman in Winchester, was extracted, with a number of other valuable articles. The U. S. mail was also secured, containing, amongst other documents, official dispatches from General Pope to Brig. Gen. White, at Winchester. These dispatches have been forwarded to Gen. Jackson. Fires were then built in the two passenger cars, and firewood piled on to facilitate the burning. A full head of steam was put on the engine, and the machine started in the direction of Winchester. The prisoners captured on the train were placed under Lieut. Roland and thirteen men, whilst the remaining seventeen, under Lieut. Rouse and Baylor, proceeded to Smithfield, in Jefferson county, 15 miles below Winchester. Within half a mile of the town they captured the Yankee pickets,
Mayor's Court. --There were few cases of any importance before this tribunal yesterday. Mary Shiver was arraigned before his Honor, on the charge of unlawfully, but not feloniously, stealing a horse, cart, harness, and pitch fork, the property of Elisha Jackson — case dismissed.--William T. Crawford, for unlawfully assaulting and beating Lucy Curry — case continued until Wednesday next. Charles Mitchell, for stealing a coat of John M. Arnosi — committed for Hustings Court.--Honors Enright and Nora Enright, mother and daughter, for keeping a disorderly house, selling ardent spirits, and annoying their neighbors — dismissed with a reprimand — D'Orsey Ogded, for keeping the theatre called the "Varieties," without a proper license. He showed receipts for money paid for license and was discharged.--John Rowals, drunk and lying on the sidewalk — handed over to the Provos