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From the army of Tennessee. Missionary Ridge, Oct. 22. --Four brigades of the enemy moved down the river this morning to their picket lines, as if for the purpose of making an attack on our forces at the base of Lookout. After manœuvring around for an hour, two brigades withdrew, the others remaining under cover of the banks of Chattanooga creek. In the meantime a battery on Moccasin Point opened fire on Hood's division, and fired slowly throughout the morning, without doing any damage. The weather is clear and warm. [second Dispatch.] Missionary Ridge, Oct. 23. --A heavy rain has been falling since 10 o'clock last night, shutting Chattanooga out of view.
The Daily Dispatch: November 17, 1863., [Electronic resource], Attempt to cross the Rapidan — the enemy driven back. (search)
M. Krakar, upon the the charge of giving false lists to the Collector of the War Taxes in his district, was examined on yesterday before Alex. H. Sands, a commissioner appointed for that purpose. The accused appeared by Messrs. W. W. Crump and G. A. Myers, his counsel. Pleasant Gentry, Deputy Collector, testified that he called on Krakar, who keeps two stores, on the 23d of October last for his lists, when two lists were furnished him; one of them being for $600; the amount of the other he could not recollect; that he thereupon carried the papers to the office of Mr. C. J. Sinton, the Collector; that he afterwards called upon Krakar again, and he furnished him with a list to the amount of $1,350, which he afterwards increased to $1,560; that upon suspicion of foul play in the returns given, Krakar was arrested.--Several other witnesses were examined, whose testimony corroborated that of the first witness, showing that the suspicious of the Collector were well founded. The acc
The Daily Dispatch: December 21, 1863., [Electronic resource], The raid into Southwestern Virginia--depredations of the enemy. (search)
March next in that State. Gen. French, of Meade's army, is under arrest for Jetting Johnson's division whip him. He says he was ordered to find the enemy and fight him, and he did what he was ordered. The pickets of the Army of the Potomac still occupy a post south of Culpeper C. H. The Yankee Government has information it is said, that about ten thousand deserters from its army are now in Canada, and in a destitute condition. The Ohio election was duly observed on the 23d October by the officers from that State--one hundred and sixty-three in number — confined in the Libby Prison, at Richmond. The poll-book and tally list have arrived at Columbus. Of the whole number of votes cast John Brough received one hundred and sixty-two--one was given for H. J. Jewelt and none for Vallandigham. George W. Longley, of Baltimore, employed by the Sanitary Commission, was captured by the Confederates, near Chancellorsville, on the late advance. Efforts are being made thr
The Daily Dispatch: January 22, 1864., [Electronic resource], By the Governor of Virginia.--a Proclamation. (search)
Running the blockade at Wilmington A semi official statement relative to running the blockade at Wilmington, N. C., shows that from January, 1863, to the 23d of October in the same year--ten months--ninety vessels ran into Wilmington. During last August one ran in every other day, making fifteen in that month. In one day, the 11th of July, four ran in, and on the 19th of October last five came safely through the blockaders. At Charleston, during the six months ending in July, 1863, forty-three steamers ran in safely. These facts have been made public in Europe, though it is not at all likely that they will open the eyes of those who are determined not to see.
The Daily Dispatch: January 22, 1864., [Electronic resource], The Federal Spy system in great Britain (search)
idence that might be used against the steamer Pampero: "On the 17th day of October last Mr. Archibald Brodie, formerly carver and gilder, Buchanan street, Glasgow, called at my house in Govan, proposing to sell carved trusses, &c. On the Tuesday following he called again about the trusses: but before he left he introduced the subject of the steamship Pampero, when he proposed that I should call on him at Balloch to inspect the trusses. I did not go to Balloch. On the evening of the23d of October last, on going home from work, I found him waiting for me at my house. After waiting some time. I accompanied him on leaving, when he proposed we should adjourn to a tavern in Govan. When there he again introduced the subject of the steamship Pampero, and informed me he was commissioned to offer me a handsome sum, and also to pay my passage to North America, and guarantee me an excellent situation there, if would give certain information about the above steamer; stating, as the reason
Stevenson, Ala, to Chattanooga, Tenn, and his fears that Gen Rosecrans would fall back to the north side of the Tennessee river. To guard farther against the possibility of the Secretary's fears, I also telegraphed to Maj Gen. Thomas on the 19th October from Louisville, to hold Chattanooga at all hazards; that I would be there as soon as possible. To which be replied on the same date, "I will hold the town till we starve." Proceeding directly to Chattanooga, I arrived there on the 23d October, and found that General Thomas had, immediately on being placed in command of the Department of the Cumberland, ordered the concentration of Maj Gen Hooker's command at Bridgeport, preparatory to Securing the river and main wagon road between that place and Brown's Ferry, immediately below Lookout Mountain. The next morning after my arrival at Chattanooga, in company with Thomas and Brig Gen. W. F. Smith Chief Engineer, I made a reconnaissance of Brown's Ferry and the hills on the south
Loss of a Blockade-Runner. Charleston, October 23. --The steamer Florinne, from Nassau, while attempting to run into this port on Saturday night was chased ashore and sunk. The enemy have fired one hundred and twenty-three shots at the wreck to-day. One of the crew was wounded. The vessel belonged to the Lamar Company. The cargo was mostly on Government account.
Cholera Abating. --The State Department has received a very able communication from Mr. Alexander W. Thayer, United States Consul at Trieste, dated November 13, 1865, in which he states that the Central Sanitary Commission of that city had voted to report it as their unanimous opinion that the disease did not exist in an epidemic form. Mr. Thayer states that, since the 23d of October, although the number of cases have increased, they do not average three per day, and that no fears need be entertained that the cholera will be introduced into the United States from Trieste.
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