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The Daily Dispatch: January 25, 1861., [Electronic resource], The National crisis. (search)
Meeting of Working Men --The meeting of working men, at the City Hall on Tuesday night, was largely attended, and though many attended in the expectation of witnessing a row, no serious disturbance occurred. Mr. W. H. Swank called the meeting to order, and on his motion Mr. Benjamin Bragg was appointed Chairman. After the organization was completed, the Chair, under the instructions of the meeting, appointed a committee of fifteen to prepare business. While the committee were absent from the hall, brief speeches were made by Messrs. R. T. Sale. Marmaduke Johnson, Samuel Huffman, George D. Wotton, and Martin M. Lipscomb. The committee returned, and the following majority report was read by Mr. W. H. Swank. Whereas, the cause of the South is, in the opinion of this meeting, the cause of the Constitution and of the right; and, whereas, the period has arrived in the progress of anti-slavery fanaticism when a supine submission to sectional domination, unchecked b
The Daily Dispatch: April 10, 1862., [Electronic resource], Before the battle. (search)
A great battle Imminent. --From the general orders issued by Gen. Bragg to his army it appears certain that a great, and probably a decisive, battle will be fought in a few days, if it has not already taken place. We have every reason to hope, if our troops conduct themselves with their accustomed bravery, that the issue will be favorable to us. For the first time since the beginning of the war we have a superiority of numbers, and our troops are of the best material. If we were able, with 25,000 men, to defeat the enemy, in a strong position with nearly double that number, at Mufreesboro' we see no cause to doubt the result at this time. A signal triumph in East Tennessee would put the success of our cause beyond the reach of accident. We should, if Rosecrans's army were destroyed, not only recover East Tennessee, but the whole State, and Kentucky into the bargain, with the complete command of the Ohio river. We should not only prodigiously recruit our own army, but cut off
The Daily Dispatch: September 21, 1863., [Electronic resource], White Recruits Flogged by Provost Marshals. (search)
From Tennessee. --The city was full of rumors yesterday about matters in Tennessee. It was rumored, among other things, that Bristol had been "occupied" by the enemy. From what is known of the situation in that vicinity the occupation of that town by the Federals is impossible. It is likely that a raiding party may have dashed in and tapped the railroad line at that point, but nothing more. There had been nothing received at the War Department last night from Bragg's army.
Important News from Georgia and Tennessee.battle order from Gen. Bragg. Atlanta, Ga., Sept. 19. --A Yankee force of 1,200 infantry attacked Ringgold on Thursday evening. After an artillery fire of an hour's duration the enemy retired, leaving five of their wounded. Artillery firing was heard on Friday. It is supposed that heavy skirmishing was going on along our whole cavalry front. The Confederates attacked the Yankees at Cleveland, Tenn., on Thursday, driving them out
This morning a heavy fire of artillery was opened at daybreak, and continued until the trains left.
The trains run within three miles of Ringgold.
All the bridges between there and Chattanooga have been destroyed.
General Bragg issued the following battle order on the 17th:
Headq'rs Army of Tennessee, In the Field, Lafayette, Ga., Sept. 10, 1861.
General Order, No. 180.
The troops will be held ready for an immediate move against the enemy.
The Daily Dispatch: October 5, 1863., [Electronic resource], Runaway--
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