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The Daily Dispatch: November 4, 1861., [Electronic resource], Articles for sick soldiers Solicited. (search)
er is not sufficient to protect a healthy man, much less a sick one, from the cold of this mountain climate. Send anything that will keep the chilled and suffering body warm. No matter how rough and ugly it is. 3d. Small pillow-cases. They are best made of half worn prints, as they do not then require such frequent washing. Filled with straw or chaff these are valuable articles in a sick room. It is such things that my observation has found to be most in demand. Of course many other articles are needed and would be gainfully received. But for a large and immediate supply of the above mentioned I would urgently appeal to all interested, and especially to the ladies, whose sympathies are ever alive to, and whose hands are ever ready to supply, the wants of the destitute and suffering, and particularly when they became so in defence of our common cause. Hastily, Hy. L. Hoover. P. S.--Boxes and other contributions may be directed to care Rev. Wm. E. Baker, Staunton.
y McClellan's falling back — which may or may not be unfortunate. With that I have nothing to do, being simple chronicler of the battle of Leesburg. The enemy has fallen back here also. Gen. Banks has retired his force to Poolesville, where — seen from For Evans, where I write — his cloud of tents crown the upland, his watch fires blaze at night, and his drums are heard beating tattoo and reveille. I have not spoken of the death of the brave Colonel Furt, that of the Federal General, Baker, nor stated the loss on either side. On the latter point I know nothing accurately — I saw, I suppose, some 20 or 30 dead bodies of the enemy, generally shot in the head, and suppose that the dense thicket concealed as many, perhaps a great many more. The enemy's loss, in killed and drowned, must have amounted to 400 or 500, and the prisoners to 600 or 800. Thus, whatever may have been the character of Gen. Evans's instructions — whether he carried out or disobeyed Beauregard's orders
at paper, from which we extract the following: After the fight had progressed some time, Gen. Baker became evidently convinced that it was a hopeless contest, and addressing Quartermaster Young,orces, saying, "We are friends; come this way, boys." Firing instantly ceased for two minutes, Gen. Baker and the Assistant Adjutant General saying, "Cease firing; you are shooting your own men." The next moment Gen. Baker said, "Soldiers, there is Johnston on the left; give them a volley." By this time the enemy had flanked us on the left. The Adjutant General inquired "Who are you?" addreswered, "We are Confederates, you Yankee sons of b — s."This confusion arose from the fact that Gen. Baker had posted Company A as a skirmishing party on the left. The order was then given to charge, ell back. A very tall man now stepped from behind a tree, and, with a revolver fired at General Baker within five feet of his person. Six discharges were made, and nearly all the balls entered
Run as speedily as possible. It is rumored that efforts are being made to supplant McClellan. Much speculation is indulged in relative to the effect of Fremont's removal. Many believe that he will be declared Military Dictator. Col. Baker's body to be embalmed. Washington, Oct. 29. --The body of Col. Baker, who was killed in the battle near Leesburg, has been embalmed, and will be exhibited in state in Philadelphia previous to its removal to California. The engagemeCol. Baker, who was killed in the battle near Leesburg, has been embalmed, and will be exhibited in state in Philadelphia previous to its removal to California. The engagement near Savannah. Savannah, Nov. 2 --The engagement near Savannah was caused by an attempt of the Federal fleet to burn a schooner which was aground at Warsaw beach. The attempt failed, and the Federal frigate disappeared yesterday. Death of Gen. Cam. Houston. Fort Smith, Ark., Nov. 2. --Mr. Dowle has just arrived, who reports the death of Gen. Sam Houston, of Texas. Northern Financial affairs. Baltimore, Tuesday.--Railway shares are improving. In Bank stocks not