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The Daily Dispatch: August 25, 1864., [Electronic resource], Abingdon, Virginia, August 20, 1864. To the Editor of the Richmond Dispatch: (search)
Committed to Castle Thunder. --A young man, named William C. Gay, member of the Richmond Fayette Artillery, was arrested yesterday and committed to Castle Thunder on the charge of forgery and desertion. Gay was arrested for absence from his company without leave on Tuesday night; but by some means he escaped from the Soldiers' Home, and when re-arrested yesterday he had upon his person a pass purporting to have been signed by Lieutenant Bates, which was forged.
hoisting in heavy weights. On the poop of the smaller vessel were several officers in American naval uniform and a number of men evidently belonging to the frigate, all fully armed. Boats were passing between the ships as long as we could discern them. I am, &c., George C. Sparkes, Commander Ellora, (s. s.) The Georgia, it will be recollected, was, for a length of time, engaged as a Confederate privateer. She arrived at Liverpool a few months ago, and was publicly sold to Mr. Bates, of that port, for £15,000 or £16,000; was subsequently taken up by the Portuguese Government for the conveyance of mails from Liverpool, Lisbon, to the Azores and back; and it appears she was in transit to those ports when her capture was made, with her cargo. The affair has caused much excitement in the North. The Herald says of it: The Georgia, when seized, was under the British flag, and her captain entered a protest against her seizure. The event excites much controversy.
Richmond Circuit Court, November 21, 1864. --In the matter of a writ of habeas corpus of C. H. Taylor, president of the town of Ashland, adjourned until to-day, the Judge, in rendering his decision, remanded the petitioner to the custody of Lieutenant Bates, at the Confederate States Barracks. The learned Judge, in reviewing the arguments of counsel and the clauses of the Constitution creating justices of the peace, decided that the petitioner did not come up to all the requirements of the office, so as to enable him to take advantage of the laws exempting State officers. Sundry other writs were awarded and made returnable on Wednesday next.
nsville has been released. The House of Representatives of the Louisiana Legislature has authorized the issuance of bonds to the amount of two and a half millions of dollars for the purpose of carrying on the State Government. General Canby was rapidly recovering from the effects of his wound received on White river, Arkansas. Miscellaneous. Gold was quoted in New York on Friday at 220 1-4. The Yankee Congress meets next Monday. A Washington dispatch states that Attorney-General Bates has decided to retire from President Lincoln's Cabinet; but that the time of his resignation is not fixed. Rev. Arthur Cleveland Coxe, D. D., Episcopal Bishop of Western New York, preached a sermon in Brooklyn, a few days since, in which he proposed a Union of Episcopalians, Presbyterians, Methodists, Moravian, and other sects, on the basis of the Nicene creed. The new fort for the defence of New Haven harbor is being pushed forward with great rapidity. When finished, it
iral D. D. Porter, commanding the North Atlantic blockading squadron, who has been directed that they be turned over to Captain Collins, of the Wachusett, which vessel is now lying in Hampton Roads. It is understood here that Commander Napoleon Collins, the captor of the rebel pirate Florida, has been ordered to return to Bahia, Brazil, with his quasi prize, her officers and crew. The decision of Mr. Seward has been fully canvassed in Cabinet council, and is believed to be opposed by Mr. Bates, he deeming an apology to Brazil for the seizure as ample reparation. As it is, the case will be put at rest at once by a Brazilian legal decision. This course of our State Department gains friends. The friends of Commander Collins say that he is much mortified at the result of his exploit, and maintain that he will resign if ordered to take the Florida back. He will have to return with her as a witness in the case, which will be a very great humiliation to him and his officers.
ceived New York and Baltimore papers of Tuesday, the 18th instant. Latest from Nashville — more Fighting reported. The papers contain a scattering sort of dispatch about affairs in the vicinity of Nashville on the 12th. It says: Block houses Nos. 5 and 6 were abandoned by Colonel Morrison's forces, the enemy surrounding them; but they bravely fought their way out, and reached Murfreesboro' without loss. On Sunday, the 4th, block house at Orville creek was attacked by General Bates's rebel division, with a battery of artillery. Seventy-four shots were fired at it, doing, however, no damage. The same afternoon, three regiments, with a section of artillery, went from Murfreesboro', under General Milroy. The enemy's force was unknown. Our troops attacked and routed the enemy. The Union loss was four killed and forty wounded. The enemy's loss is unknown. Night coming on, our forces returned within the fort. On Monday last, the enemy was reinforced by two
eneral Howard's chief signal officer, requesting a good lookout to be kept for signals. I have the honor to be very respectfully, your obedient servant, J. G. Foster, Major-General Commanding. From Nashville — no General fighting yet. There is not much news from Nashville. Skirmishing was still going on on the 12th. The Confederates are reported to have fallen back from their outer line; but, the next day, re- occupied it. A telegram to the Louisville Journal says: General Bates's division is within two miles of Murfreesboro'. Nothing has been heard from the rebel brigade that crossed yesterday at Cumberland City. A dispatch, received from Rousseau, says Murfreesboro' is all right, and he expressed confidence to hold the place against any force the enemy has at his command. The Democrat says: We are informed that General Lyon's rebel forces burned the depot and several sheds at Hadensville, on the Memphis Branch railroad, yesterday. A lot
and committed to Castle Thunder yesterday on the charge of "garroting and releasing a prisoner (Jack Clark) from the guard." Some days since, Clark stole a very fine mule from Petersburg and rode him to this city. Information of the fact reaching the detectives here, the said Clark was arrested and committed to the Castle to answer the offence, where he remained until Monday night, when, in conformity to a requisition, from Major Bridgford, calling for him, he was taken out and sent to Lieutenant Bates, to be by him forwarded to the army court-martial.--Soon after leaving Castle Thunder, Clark obtained permission from the guard to visit Brown & Peasley's place of business, ostensibly for the purpose of getting some clean clothing; and after remaining a short while there, he started out of the house, but was immediately followed by two men, who clamped the guard around the neck and threw a sack over his head, thereby enabling the prisoner (Clark) to effect his escape. Describing the l
ng, and the plain beyond. About 4 P. M. the enemy pressed Johnston from his position, and pierced the centre of our left wing, and nearly gained the Granny white pike, when it became dark, and the fighting ceased. "Coleman, with Ector's brigade, held his position all night, and thus checked the advance of the enemy. No fighting occurred on the centre or right. "That night our line was formed near the Grannywhite pike and across it.--Ector still being on the left, supported by General Bates on the left. "The next morning the action commenced early by cannonading on both sides, and continued till 10 A. M., when everything indicated a general engagement. "Our loss on Thursday was small, while that of the enemy was much greater, from our advantage of position. Rumor reports General Hood falling back to Franklin. General Sears was wounded and had his leg amputated, but was doing well. We hope to get further particulars in a few days. "Seventeen hundred Yankee
Richmond Circuit court, yesterday. In the matter of a petition for a writ of habeas corpus of William A. Perkins, of Pittsylvania county, Virginia, praying for a discharge in consequence of being a bonded farmer, continued from December last; the court, inasmuch as the period of his bond having expired, remanded him to the custody of Lieutenant Bates, commanding Confederate States Barracks, to be sent to his regiment. The court will this morning deliver its decision in the ease of William H. Zimmerman, who claims a discharge as being an undomiciled foreigner.
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