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The Daily Dispatch: November 2, 1861., [Electronic resource], Important correspondence — resignation of General Walker. (search)
Our Northern summary. Federal account of the Santa Rosa fight — affairs in the Northern Cities--Gen. Baker's Presentiment of his fall, &c. Our Northern files furnish us with the following items of news and interest: The Santa Rosa fight. The Federal accounts as might be expected, differ materially as regards the disaster to the conflicting forces engaged at the battle of Santa Rosa Island. It is a notorious fact that, with one exception, (the Leesburg,) every defeat they have sustained has been magnified by the Northern press into most brilliant and unprecedented victories to their side. Even the battle of Manassas has been claimed by some of them as one of the most fortunate and successful enterprises of the campaign. The very elaborate extracts, however, which have been published in the Dispatch, from Northern correspondents and newspaper comments, universally concur in representing the disaster to the Federal arms at Leesburg, as of the most appalling chara
e military in line about the city, begat the idea that something of importance was on hand.--Later in the afternoon General Dix with his staff, made a visit to the office of the Provost Marshal, but that is of common occurrence. At another time, a soldier wearing the uniform of a Lieutenant, appeared on the street, hatless, and his head tied up in a handkerchief. He stopped at the hat store of Vansant & Son, when it was soon learned that he was a Lieutenant in the command of the late Col. Baker, and participated in the battle of Ball's Bluff on Monday last. In reply to a question how so many officers were killed in that engagement, he said not only many officers, but also many privates were killed, and the Confederates shot whom they pleased. His presence attracted a good deal of attention, but rumors from the seat of war and alleged movements of the Confederates looking to a decisive battle between the great contending armies, kept the city in a state of feverish excitement du
The Daily Dispatch: November 2, 1861., [Electronic resource], Cultivation of sugar cane in Philadelphia. (search)
news of general interest transpiring throughout Lincolndom: Col. (Leesburg) Baker has a Presentiment of his fall. The editor of the Cincinnati Commercial has the following in reference to Col. Baker: The writer met Col. Baker in June inst, on a steamer going from Baltimore to Fortress Monroe. He said he did not expCol. Baker in June inst, on a steamer going from Baltimore to Fortress Monroe. He said he did not expect to survive the war that in his judgment, he never should the chosen of the Pacific again, service, and would feel it a duty to lead his regiment. The enemy hadolice Gazette, also makes the following statement of a conversation he had with Baker: In the month of August last, when we expressed (in view of the recent disder was issued immediately on the receipt of the intelligence of the death of Col. Baker, which contains the following: "It is with great regret that the Governor and Commander-in-Chief has learned of the death of Col. Baker upon the field of battle. Although not a citizen of Pennsylvania, he has been selected by many of he