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The ladies of New Orleans propose organizing a society, to be called the ‘"Sisters of the Confederate Army,"’ for the purpose of aiding and nursing sick and wounded officers and soldiers. Captain James McC. Baker, a well known pilot, died in New Orleans on the 27th ult. He was with Jackson in his Florida campaign. A man was taken and hung on Monday afternoon by the citizens of Bloomington, Ill., for placing obstructions on the track of the Illinois Central Railroad, to throw off the train bringing troops South. Some of the Louisiana troops now at Pensacola have been ordered to Virginia. Among these are the Louisiana Guard and the Orleans Cadets. On Saturday evening and night five of the recruits at Annapolis were taken to the hospital, laboring under mania-a-potu, having drank too freely while on board the steamers. The Maryland House of Delegates has passed a bill legalizing the suspension of specie payments by the banks of the State until March 11, 1862. The Northern papers say there is no truth in the report that fifty members of the 7th refused the oath, or refused to go out of the District. The public are "warned" against putting any faith or credence in the hundreds of "sensation" stories that are started every day. The Council of Danville, Va., have taken ample measures for the relief of the families of their volunteers. Edward Frost is now principal engineer of the Washington Aqueduct.
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