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Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Chapter XXII: Operations in Kentucky, Tennessee, North Mississippi, North Alabama, and Southwest Virginia. March 4-June 10, 1862. (ed. Lieut. Col. Robert N. Scott), April 29-June 10, 1862.-advance upon and siege of Corinth, and pursuit of the Confederate forces to Guntown, Miss. (search)
ross a small stream, which were on fire. I ordered them to be extinguished, saving them without material damage. I then proceeded to the only public building in the place the Gaston Institute, a large one, upon an eminence southwest of the depot, where a rebel flag was flying from the dome. I ascended to the roof, my staff following, and ordered it to be hauled down and the Stars and Stripes raised in its place. This was done, after some difficult climbing, by two of my staff, Lieuts. John W. Davies and Annan. I have the rebel flag in my possession. There was no other building in the place worthy of the honor, as most of them displayed hospital or white flags. The troops then began pouring into the town, preceded by cavalry in pursuit of the flying enemy. At this moment I received orders from General Halleck to march my division on Farmington and report to Major-General Pope. I executed the order, and the division is now encamped south of Corinth, its right resting on the M
Galt's statue of Jefferson. --The statue of Thomas Jefferson, by Alexander Galt, was exhibited yesterday to a party of the sculptor's friends, at John W. Davies' room in the Mechanics' Institute, and unanimously pronounced a fine work of art. It is of pure white marble, and the execution is faultless A portion of the costume was copied from clothing worn by Jefferson, and now in the sculptor's possession. The statue will be conveyed to the University of Virginia.
Portrait of Judge Marshall. --The portrait of Chief Justice Marshall, which has been suspended for several years from the walls of the State Library, is to be boxed up and sent away, the executors of Rembrandt Peale having requested it to be sent to Philadelphia.--The best likeness extant of that eminent jurist and pure-hearted patriot, John Marshall, can now be seen at the studio of John W. Davies, Mechanics' Institute Building, 9th st. We believe the same gentleman has in his possession a portrait of Mr. Randolph, which is regarded as a most accurate representation of the features of the eccentric author of Roanoke. Peale asked $500 for his picture of Judge Marshall.
ng of the words Black Republican, &c. He was very drunk when he used them. He could not read — was born and brought up near Ellicott's Mills, in Maryland--was a good citizen, and worked prior to his arrest for Haxall, Crenshaw & Co. The plea of the prisoner did not avail. He was sent down as an enemy of the public peace. A man calling himself Wm. H. Frear, was also arraigned, charged with being a person of suspicious character--one having feelings and sympathies with the North. Mr. John W. Davies testified that he had heard Frear use words in conversation calculated to produce that impression on his mind. He had vaunted the superiority in numbers and efficiency of Northern troops, and said that if Lincoln sent his army into Virginia the people would be so frightened that they would vote down the Ordinance of Secession, which he alleged was passed by a very small majority. Frear said what he did was done to put the people on their guard. He was a resident of Boydton, Mecklenb
the deliberations and hear the debates.--The exhibition fixings have all been removed from the stage at the western extremity of the hall, and the entire space is covered with settees, where the fair guests can assemble and see and be seen, without interruption; for the masculine gender will be entirely excluded therefrom. The ladies, as well as the members, will enter through the lower hall, and ascend the rear steps to the Convention room. The crowd will go in by the front entrance, and occupy the separated space on the floor, which will be furnished with settees, or the gallery, as they may select. To the committee appointed by the Legislature, and to Mr. J. D. Smith, upholsterer, (who superintends the work,) much praise is due for the excellent arrangement of the hall. We understand that Mr. J. W. Davies proposes to place a large painting of Washington crossing the Delaware above the President's chair, and perhaps the walls will be adorned with other pictures of eminent men.
Galt's Statue of Jefferson. --This fine work of art, for which Mr. J. W. Davies is now preparing a pedestal, will be sent to the University of Virginia next month.
E. H. Craige, whose case has been so much commented on by the papers, was again before the Mayor yesterday and discharged, his Honor remarking that there was not one particle of evidence against him. The arrest was made on the affidavit of Mr. John W. Davies, of this city, on a charge of hostility to the South, and giving aid to the U. S. Government. Mr. Davies and several others appeared as witnesses for the Commonwealth, but failed to prove anything at all unfavorable to the accused, excMr. Davies and several others appeared as witnesses for the Commonwealth, but failed to prove anything at all unfavorable to the accused, except that, like many other merchants, he is selling goods which were bought at the North. A number of well-known gentlemen were introduced by the accused, who testified to his sympathy with the South, and his universal character for sobriety and honesty. The examination was continued several days, in order to allow the fullest investigation, and the result showed that, instead of aiding our enemies, Mr. C. has been giving his money and risking his life for the good of the South. Mr. C. is
The Daily Dispatch: November 11, 1861., [Electronic resource], Bitterness of feeling against the Northern Government. (search)
Marble Works. John W. Davies. Marble Mason, Mechanics' Institute, 9TH street Richmond, Va. Monuments, Tomes, Head pieces. Mantles, Fonts, First Premiums awarded by the Virgt Agricultural Society and Mechanics Institute.
The Daily Dispatch: November 25, 1861., [Electronic resource], Letter from George N. Saunders to Louis Kossuth. (search)
Burglary. --Beverly Treanox, slave of John W. Davies, and John Cooley, a free negro, were examined before the Mayor, Saturday, on a charge of breaking into the smoke house of R. F. Morriss, with intent to commit larceny, and remanded for trial.
The soldier's memory, --We have observed at the establishment of John W. Davies, in this city, a handsome marble obelisk, with appropriate inscriptions to the memory of Capt. Wm. M. Skipwith, who lost his life at Rich Mountain. This fitting tribute has been prepared at the instance of the County Court of Powhatan.
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