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The Daily Dispatch: June 14, 1862., [Electronic resource] 14 0 Browse Search
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Death of an officer. --Col. Wm. G. Gill, lately connected with the Arsenal near Augusta, Ga., died last Monday morning, at Columbus, Miss. He was, according to the Army Register, a native of New Jersey, and appeared from Pennsylvania. He was a graduate of West Point, and was brevetted Second Lieutenant the 34 U. S. Artillery, July 1st, First Lieutenant of the 4th Artillery, Jan. 9th, 1851. On the breaking out of hostilities between the North and the South be took part with the latter, received an appointment in the Artillery and Ordnance Department, and was stationed for a time at the Arsenal near Augusta. Subsequently, he was transferred to Gen. Beauregard's staff as Chief of Artillery and Ordnance. His less will, doubtless, be felt by the gallant army with which he was connected.
Tuesday, 27th, an intelligent deserter came into camp, and on being questioned stated that General Beauregard had been at Holly Springs, Miss, for several days recruiting for his health, as he alleged One intelligent man, with whom I have just spoken, says, that of the 80,000 effective men in Beauregard's army, not more than 40,000 were volunteers for the war. The term of service of one-half of tch as enlisted for the battle He is of the opinion that it will be utterly impossible for Beauregard to concentrate an army at Holly Springs, or indeed anywhere in the West. This the rebel Generction was the capture of destruction of seven vessels of the rebel fleet, as follows: General Beauregard, blown up and burned. General Sterling Price, one wheel carried away. Jeff Thomp still more important results may be expected to follow this movement. Useless labor. Beauregard's evacuation of Corinth has rendered useless all the vast labor the Yankees have expended in p
invaders, and not less than thirty have been wounded in different affrays at Portsmouth. The damage done to private residences and property is very great, the depredations committed being of the most wanton description — stock of all kind and poultry having nearly disappeared from the land. The residence of Dr. Virginias Billsolly, near Portsmouth, was a particular mark for the vengeance of the foe; for, when it was known that the worthy doctor was attached in a professional capacity to Beauregard's army in the West, the vandals destroyed all his furniture, upset butter- in his plano, and greatly disfigured and ced his residence. We hear that a young man well-known in Portsmouth and Richmond, named A. H. Wood, (a degenerate son of worthy parents,) has been particularly active in the cause of Lincolnism — was chief detective in the cause, and seemed to take great delight in hunting down old inhabitants and others favorable to Southern interests. Another prominent Lincolnites of Po