previous next

Correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch.
Affairs at Portsmouth.

Portsmouth, Va., Feb. 22, 1861.
This is a great day with the people here. Nearly all business is suspended and there is a general turnout to witness the splendid military parade. The Stars and Stripes are floating from the public buildings, and it is almost impossible for one to realize that our once glorious Union is numbered with the things that were before the flood.

Portsmouth has suffered and is suffering immensely by the present distracted state of the country. Hundreds of honest men whose daily bread came from their daily toll are out of employment, as but little is doing in the Navy-Yard. If ‘"Old Abe"’ were to pass through this region, every man, woman and child could assure him of his mistake, and teach him that everybody is ‘"hurt."’

The Ocean House, at which I am stopping, is an immense building, and is worthy of the very generous patronage with which it has been favored.

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.

An XML version of this text is available for download, with the additional restriction that you offer Perseus any modifications you make. Perseus provides credit for all accepted changes, storing new additions in a versioning system.

hide Places (automatically extracted)

View a map of the most frequently mentioned places in this document.

Sort places alphabetically, as they appear on the page, by frequency
Click on a place to search for it in this document.
Portsmouth, Va. (Virginia, United States) (2)
hide Dates (automatically extracted)
Sort dates alphabetically, as they appear on the page, by frequency
Click on a date to search for it in this document.
February 22nd, 1861 AD (1)
hide Display Preferences
Greek Display:
Arabic Display:
View by Default:
Browse Bar: