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The Daily Dispatch: January 14, 1864., [Electronic resource], A Yankee account of the treatment of Confederate prisoners. (search)
timony, for reasons which they judged good postponed further examination till the February term. Frank Downs, Michael Handley, and Arthur Leahy, charged with unlawfully entering the house of Mary Broderick and assaulting and beating her, besides stealing sundry articles of wearing apparel and some money, were put upon examination, and at the conclusion of the evidence were sent on for trial before Judge Lyons's Court. Thomas Collier and Michael Walsh alias George W. Nelson, arraigned on the charge of stealing a trunk from Dr. Fisher, stopping at the Linwood House, were examined and sent on for trial before Judge Lyons. Thomas Collier, charged with stealing a gold watch from Gen. J. P. McCown, was examined and discharged. Charles Duggins and James Small, arraigned on the charge of stealing car springs from the Petersburg railroad depot, was examined and sent on to Judge Lyons's Court. The Court adjourned at a late hour to meet again this morning at 11 o'clock.
Receiving a stolen blanket. --Beliah McCurthy, a girl of bad repute, apparently about twenty years old, charged with receiving one blanket, the property of Dr. Fisher, knowing it to have been stolen, was arraigned to answer to the allegation yesterday morning Mrs. Read, a white woman, testified that she and Beliah lived in the same house, that a man named Collier had given the accused a blanket, and at the same time a trunk which had been stolen from Dr. Fisher, had been opened by them, anDr. Fisher, had been opened by them, and sundry paper found therein were burnt up. Miss McCurthy denied the charge in so far as Collier was concerned in the affair. The Mayor sent her on for examination before the Hustings Court, on the second Monday in February. [Immediately upon the Mayor's announcement quite a good looking, well dressed lady stepped forward and, bursting into fears, desired to know whether bail would be accepted for her sister's appearance. Beliah, seeing her sister, who was leading the life of virtue and moral
o the identity of the prisoners. The tobacco, which had been taken to the lower station-house, was recognized, from peculiar marks, as that belonging to Mayo, and he was authorized by the Mayor to take it away. John F. Fitzgerald, charged with obtaining $1,500 from Bally & Fisher under the representation that he had a large quantity of whiskey, brandy, and other articles enroute to this city from Lynchburg, which he would turn over to them when it arrived, was then called to the bar. Mr. Fisher's testimony proved that Fitzgerald called on him a few days since, and upon exhibiting a bill of consignment for a variety of valuable articles purporting to have been received by him from Mr. W. E. McEnery, a merchant at Lyncbburg, he advanced him the amount of money mentioned above, Soon afterwards, however, him and his partner conferred about the transaction and thought they discovered something wrong. He (Fisher) took the cars that evening for Lynchburg, and, on arriving, ascertained
Percussion Caps. --We have before us a specimen of Percussion Caps made by Messrs Fisher & Co. of Lynchburg, which Capt W N Smith, Laboratory Department of the Richmond Arsenal, after a thorough test, pronounces superior to the celebrated Ely cap of England. The Messrs Fisher are making these caps in quantities, and are therefore able to supply military commands, as well as individuals, with superior water-proof caps. See their advertisement.
e sat down on the grass, and was then told that they were about burning the Governor's house. Immediately after he heard the women and children screaming at the house, and he begged the man to allow him to go up to their assistance. He assented to this, and proceeded towards the house, and was stopped by a rebel officer; but on explaining that he had been allowed by the picket on the road to come to their assistance, was allowed to pass on. He was joined by Major Lidy, Samuel Longstreet, Mr. Fisher, and Mr. Parker, from the city, and they succeeded in saving some few articles of furniture. Mrs. Bradford informed him that they had set fire to all the beds in the house and the library simultaneously, and that though she appealed to them to allow her to save the Governor's private papers, they would not listen to her. They showed her a written order from Bradley T Johnson to burn the house and all it contained, in retaliation for the burning of the house of Governor Letcher by the
The Daily Dispatch: September 21, 1864., [Electronic resource], Arrival of the flag of truce with sick and wounded prisoners. (search)
Judon Lyons' Court. --James Smith, sent on for stealing two watches, a pistol, and seventy-three dollars in money from John T. Townsend, was convicted of the offence and sentenced to four years in the penitentiary. John F. Fitzgerald, indicted for obtaining one thousand five hundred dollars under false pretences from Fisher & Bailey, was pronounced guilty by the jury, and his punishment assessed at three years and eight months in the penitentiary. Upon the rendition of the verdict, General Humphrey Marshall, counsel for the accused, motioned to set aside the finding of the jury; whereupon the court took a recess till four o'clock, at which hour the Judge assembled to hear the points of argument upon which the motion was based.
ll as the buildings at the railroad station. In the meantime, the telegraph wires were cut, and the rebel cavalry proceeded thence westwardly to Piedmont; but found, on arriving there, about five o'clock, that an alarm had preceded them, and all the rolling stock of the railroad had been removed. They, however, destroyed the workshop, stationary machinery, etc, of the company there, and were only prevented from further operations by the gallantry of a company of Union troops, under Captain Fisher, who harassed them considerably, making the early departure of the enemy expedient, especially in view of the danger of a rapid concentration of troops by Generals Sheridan and Kelley to cut them off. The rebels went in a southeasterly direction when they left, moving with haste. The railroad track was in no wise injured, and the communication between Baltimore and Wheeling remains uninterrupted. The freight and passenger trains go out as usual. Another dispatch states th
ay, and continuing it throughout the day; that, under cover of the fire of the fleet, the enemy landed an infantry force above Fort Fisher, which attacked the fort on Sunday night, and were repulsed. Fort Fisher is situated on a sand-spit on the right bank of the Cape Fear river at its mouth, twenty miles below Wilmington. The enemy, we presume, reached their position above the fort not by passing up the river, where they would have been obliged to run the gauntlet of the guns both of Fisher and Fort Caswell, on the left bank, but by landing on the beach west of the mouth of the Cape Fear river. The enemy's having effected a lodgment above the fort is a serious matter. It will cost double the force to dislodge him that would have prevented his landing. Colonel Mosby reported killed. It was reported on the streets yesterday that the daring and distinguished guerrilla chief, Colonel John S. Mosby, had been killed by the enemy. The story was that he had been surrounded
st bombardment to which any fort or town was ever subjected. But let us take up the thread of events where my last letter left it. As soon as the enemy's infantry had gained a foothold on the mainland, on Sunday afternoon, the 25th instant, they threw themselves across the narrow spit of on the southeastern extremity of which Fort Fisher stands, and thus got between Kirkland's brigade and the fort, while Kirkland was between them and Wilmington. They moved forward immediately against Fisher, and attempted to carry it by a coup de main; but the brave garrison, quitting their guns and taking up their muskets, easily repulsed them. A second assault was made, and with the like result; after which the enemy withdrew up the beach beyond the reach of the Confederate fire and went to work entrenching themselves under cover of their protecting fleet.--They made some prisoners among the junior reserves when they advanced down against the fort; but beyond this our less was small, being l
ff communication by land with the latter. If he is not dislodged soon, Fisher must fall as Fort Morgan did, and with its fall the port of Wilmington will be sealed. Once firmly established on the narrow spit of sand, upon the outer end of which Fisher stands, the closing of the river above will be only a matter of time; and then, away go Fisher, Caswell and all the other works by which the harbor and town are defended. There has been gross dereliction of duty between here and Richmond; buFisher, Caswell and all the other works by which the harbor and town are defended. There has been gross dereliction of duty between here and Richmond; but whether the military or railway authorities are responsible for it, remains to be seen. But more of this hereafter. General Whiting is in command below. His report of the operations to-day has not been received as I close.--General Bragg is doing all he can with the handful of men present to hold the place. I omitted to mention that one of the Federal blockaders got aground on Friday night, while chasing the Little Hattie, and was abandoned and blown up. The Little Hattie got in sa
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