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tions been countervailed, Missouri would have soon fallen as helplessly and passively into the hands of the Confederates as did North Carolina or Arkansas. Her slaveholders, though not numerous, constituted her political and social aristocracy. They were large landholders, mainly settled in the fertile counties Of the 114,965 slaves held in 1860 in the entire State, no less than 50,280 were held in twelve Counties stretching along the Missouri river: viz: Boone, 5,034; Callaway, 4,527; Chariton, 2,837; Clay, 3,456; Cooper, 3,800; Howard, 5,889; Jackson, 3,944; Lafayette, 6,367; Pike, 4,056; Platte, 3,313; St. Charles, 2,181; Saline, 4,876. Probably two-thirds of all the slaves in the State were held within 20 miles of that river. stretched along both banks of the Missouri river, through the heart of the State, and exerting a potent control over the poorer, less intelligent, and less influential pioneers, who thinly overspread the rural counties north and south of them. The merca
n, and glorious to the cavalry. Gordonsville, June 13, 1863. I send you a list of officers and privates wounded in the late battle near Culpeper C. H. that have passed through or remain in the hospital at Gordonsville: Col. A W Harman, 12th Va cav, sent to Staunton; Capt Geo W Chiswell, of Md. Waite's bat's remaining at Gordonsville; Lieut W H Kirby, Co. L. 11th Va cav. sent to Charlottesville; Lieut, Jas H Sherrard, Co. H, 11th Va cav, sent to Charlottesville; Lieut Jas P Chariton, Co. G, 4th Va cav sent to White Sulphur Spring; Capt Matthew D Bennett, Co. R 4th Va cav, sent to White Sulphur Springs; Lieut E C Randolph, Co. H, 12th Va cav, remaining at Gordonsville. Beall, White's bat'n Co. D, Charlottesville Faughader, 18th Va, Co. R. do P. F. Bell, 12th Va. Co. E do; Stuart's do; D L Prince, White's bat'n, Co. A, Gordonsville; Corp L W Green. 1st N C, Co. D, Charlet; as ride; John Jenkins, 9th Va, Co. K, Charlet; Lones Cobb's Logion, Co. L, Charle
The Daily Dispatch: December 11, 1863., [Electronic resource], The Yankee army Police System--Gen. Morgan's plans Betrayed. (search)
On the 12th went to McMinnville, to Gen. Morgan's headquarters. When I went into his office the General was not there, but his brother, Charlton Morgan, was in. He said to me, "Is it possible that you have got through." He then called one of the boys and sent word to the General that a man wanted to see him on important business. The General came over, and as he came in said to me: "Mr.--,I am very glad to see you." He then turned to his brother and said: "I told you he would go through, Chariton. I am hardly ever deceived in a man." I told him I had some things for his wife from Mrs. Dr. Cheatham. He then invited me over to Dr. Armstrong's, where he was boarding. We went in and he introduced me to his lady, saying, "Here, my dear, is the gentleman I told you of; he is just from Nashville."--She asked me to be seated, and the General then asked me for information about Nashville. I told him that they were receiving heavy reinforcements there — that there were fifty-seven transpo
ptor.--The other half is placed to the account of the Confederate Government. Every man on board is, therefore, "well to do" in the world. The armament of the Florida has not been attered since she first went into commission, and consists of a 120 pound Blakely rifle gun amid ships — same metal on the bow, and six broadside 68 pound Blakely rifles. Capt Semmes is stated by Mr. Vogel to be still in command of the Alabama, and cruising in the China Seas. Lieut Evans, of South Carolina, is in command of the Georgia, at last accounts in Bordeaux, France. The following list of the officers of the Florida is furnished by him for the benefit of friends at home: Commander, M Morris; 1st Lieutenant, S G Stone; Master, R S Floyd; Acting 2d Lieutenant, B Barron; 3d Lieutenant, -- Midshipman G D Bryan, Acting Master; Paymaster, R Taylor; Surgeon, C Chariton; Midshipmen, T Sinclair. W Sinclair, T Dyke; Master's Mate, T T Hunter; Chief Engineer, C W Quinn; Captain's Clerk, R Hugh.