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e one to nominate a Secretary, and, on motion, F. S. West was appointed. On motion of Mr. Benjamin Bragg, the Chairman was instructed to appoint — a committee of fifteen, to prepare business for the meeting. Committee: Benj. Bragg, --Pleasants, Thos. Clemmitt, Wm. Snead, Geo. Bargamin, A. M. Bailey, Thos. Olvis, John A. Belvin, Jas, Walker, Robert Ware, Wm. Macfarlane, Thos. Elmore, Wm.Mr. Botts was understood to say that he did not come there to address a mob, and retired. Mr. Bragg commenced speaking, when Mr. Abrams moved that the meeting adjourn, for the purpose of holdingUnion meeting, " and proceedings which he could not endorse might transpire. On motion of Mr. Bragg, the meeting adjourned. Third meeting. Another meeting was organized immediately by calling Mr. Benj. Bragg to the chair, an honor which he acknowledged in appropriate terms. He had hardly taken his seat, however, before some mischievous person turned off the gas, and the house woul
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
ridge county, by subscription of parties interested, to the amount of half million of dollars, in sums of $100 each. Adverse Report.--The Committee on Military Affairs reported adversely to the petition of the Scottsville Home Guard, asking for arms. Petitions.--Mr. Montgomery presented a petition for a new county out of parts of Monroe, Greenbrier and Fayette — referred to the Committee on Propositions and Grievances; Mr. Robertson, of R., presented the petition of J. H. Pecor, Benj. Bragg, and others, members of the "Metropolitan Guard," asking to be exempted from military duty, except in defence of Richmond and its vicinity — referred to the Committee on Military Affairs; Mr. Carpenter presented the petition of R. F. & D. G. Bibb & Co., praying that the State will receive as payment for the hire of convicts the bonds of the State at par — referred to the Finance Committee. Resolutions of Inquiry into Expediency.--By Mr. Lucas, of incorporating a company to construct <
Corinth, on or near the Tennessee river, within a few days at most. We have every confidence in the result of this approaching battle. We repose every confidence in the skill and tact of our commanding Generals, especially of Polk, Beauregard, Bragg, and Johnston, and the men they command are anxious to encounter the foe. A braver and better army never fought a battle on this continent. We do not write for effect, but to give a candid expression of our views in the premises. We have abSt. Louis. We have great confidence in our power and our will to prevent the capture of our city. Let us be hopeful, resolute, and firm. He can not be whipped who will not be. In another editorial the Avalanches says: Beauregard, Bragg and Johnston are on the alert. The enemy will soon receive the worst thrashing they have ever yet caught. This battle will be the most desperate, perhaps, that history has recorded for centuries, for the South feels that all is at stake upon th
he object of this gathering, as explained in the advertisement, was "to take into consideration the present spirit of speculation and extortion prevailing in our community, and to take some action in regard thereto." At 7½ o'clock precisely Mr. Benjamin Bragg was chosen as Chairman, and Mr. Adolphus Gary appointed Secretary. The Chairman opened the meeting with a few appropriate remarks, during which he referred to the heartless efforts of the moneyed men to oppress and grind down the poor, whoe of seven was then appointed to wait on the Legislature and obtain from them some action for the relief of the families of soldiers in the field and the mechanics and workingmen at home. The committee was composed of the following gentlemen; E. R. Robinson, Adolphus Gary, Williams Taylor, J. P. Tyler, Samuel Huffman, J. Ludman, and Ben. Bragg. After several unsuccessful calls for various gentlemen the meeting at half-past 9 o'clock adjourned, to meet again in two weeks from that night.
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)
uote some comments from the Atlanta Intelligencer, of the 15th instant: Gen. Bragg's army was threatened by an overwhelming force on our left wing, at Bridgepords Knoxville was determined upon, in order to concentrate Buckner's forces with Bragg's. In the meantime the enemy, crossed the river at Bridgeport, and attempoga. Did it require a moment to decide what should be the move? And because Gen. Bragg, anticipating the enemy's stratagem, most rapidly and expeditiously threw his It is supposed that Rosecrans will fall back to Chattanooga, before which Bragg may force battle. Three hundred prisoners, captured by Buckner, are expectumbers as to make a victory on his part morally certain. If he ascertains that Bragg is confronting him on anything like equal terms, he will decline the contest. It may be, however, that Bragg can compel him to a meeting. If so, we may look for one of the fiercest and most decisive battles of the war at an early day. Th
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 l nightfall. 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. His dem
forest still remains, and consequently the most skillful artillerist could accomplish, but little. It is said that Gen. Bragg's plan of attack was designed to be the same as that of Gen. Lee on the Chickahominy, viz: a movement down the left banfficiently so to disarrange our plans and delay our movements. The inquiry may arise in the mind of the reader why Gen. Bragg did not postpone the attack until all his reinforcements could get up? It is said — but with what truth I can not detethe morning of the 2d of July, that the whole of Meade's forces had not then arrived. And yet it must be admitted that Gen. Bragg acted wisely in giving battle when and where he did. Delay was full of danger; it might bring heavier reinforcements tor springing upon its prey; but he had become intoxicated by success, and had grown proud and confident and incautious. Gen. Bragg did well, therefore, to strike his boastful foe as soon as he did. His blow was given with skill and crushing effect.
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