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Yankee prisoners. --One hundred and fifty Federal prisoners, including three officers and two surgeons, were booked at the Libby prison yesterday afternoon. They were the result of Saturday evening's operations between Generals Grant and Lee.
The Daily Dispatch: December 9, 1865., [Electronic resource], Report of the
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A bill has been introduced into the United States House of Representatives to revive the grade of general in the United States Army--being one step higher than lieutenant-general. It is supposed to be intended for General Grant's benefit, and was proposed by a member from his State. The Boston Journal learns that ex-President Franklin Pierce was baptized and confirmed in St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Concord, N. H., last Sabbath, by Rev. Dr. J. H. Eames, the rector. Mr. Bingham has prepared the draft of an important amendment to the Constitution, repealing the fifth section of that instrument, which prohibits a tax on exports. The Episcopal churches in Alabama are still closed.
The Daily Dispatch: December 11, 1865., [Electronic resource], Political view of
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Political view of General Butler's resignation. --A Philadelphia paper says: "This is significant, as showing the bitterness of feeling which is growing up between the Radicals and the Conservatives at Washington. General Butler tendered his resignation some time since, or as soon as he heard that Lieutenant-General Grant was about to give him a scoring in his official report. The matter was laid over, and nothing more was said about it until a few days since, when General Butler was called to Washington for a conference with the President. Sequel: General Butler was not satisfied; the conference was not a happy one to him. He looked up his old resignation, and had it accepted before the time came when its acceptance might appear creditable to him. Consequence: General Butler will now be a bitter opponent of the Administration."
The Daily Dispatch: December 11, 1865., [Electronic resource], The last Confederate. (search)
The last Confederate. --Only one Confederate soldier now remains at the Fair Grounds Hospital--Sergeant Thomas W. Rives, of company G., Forty-third Alabama regiment, Gracie's brigade. Sergeant Rives received his wound at Appomattox Courthouse on Sunday, April 9, 1865, about fifteen minutes before the flag of truce was hoisted, and within a few yards of the famous apple tree under which Generals Grant and Lee signed the articles of surrender. He is still a sufferer from the wound, which was very severe.--Pittsburg Express.
The Daily Dispatch: December 11, 1865., [Electronic resource], Additional European News. (search)
In his late report of the military events of the last year of the war, General Grant sets forth his estimate of the relative warlike capacities of the soldiers from the eastern and western sections of the country. Having seen both of them fighting battles, he gives it as the result of his observation that there is no difference in their fighting qualities, while, elsewhere, in the same paragraph, he gives the South credit for the most herculean deeds of valor on the field of battle. The judgment of General Grant in this matter will no doubt be confirmed by the people of all parts of the United States. It is strange that any opinion should ever have been entertained in any section of the United States derogatory to the valor of any part of its people. The original settlers of all the States were mostly from the same English stock, and the emigration which has since so largely blended with the population was supplied by some of the most warlike nations of Europe. The co
Return of General Grant. Washington, December 11. --General Grant returned from his Southern tour this morning. Return of General Grant. Washington, December 11. --General Grant returned from his Southern tour this morning.