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The Daily Dispatch: April 18, 1862., [Electronic resource] 4 0 Browse Search
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Probable suicide --A person calling himself J. M B. Ruttedge, Lieutenant in the Texas cavalry, has mysteriously disappeared from the Globe Hotel, in Augusta, Ga, and has probably committed suicide. In the room which he had occupied were found two empty envelopes, one of which was directed to "Hon. J. P. Benjamin, Secretary of War, Richmond," and had on it the following words: "The acc't for $95.50 will be paid by Q. M. Gen't at Richmond, or Maj G. W. Clark. at Ft. Smith, Ark." On the other side of the envelope were these words: "will the members of the M. E. Church have me buried? J M. B. Rutledge, Augusta, Ga., April 8th, 1862." The other envelope is one of the Southern Express Company's by which Mr. Butledge seems to have forwarded to Savannah, for collection, a bill on the Confederate States for $846-17, which was returned to him with this endorsement: "Quartermaster refuses to pay the enclosed bill; March 31st, 1862" On the blank side of the envel
red and fired upon. Lieutenant Colousi McPherson had his horse shot from under him when alongside of General Grant Captain Carson was between General Grant and your correspondent, when a cannon ball took of his head, and killed and wound several others. General Sherman had two horses killed under him, General McClernand shared like dangers, and also General Huriburt, each receiving holes through their clothes. Gen. Buell remained with his troops during the entire day, and, with Gen, Crittenden and Gen. Nelson, rode continually along the line encouraging their men. The Disasters None of the Federal accounts before us make any mention of the wounding of Gen.Buell. The correspondent says: Our loss in officers is very heavy, but it is impossible as present to procure their names. The following are among the number: Brig Gen, W. H. Wallace, killed. Col. Pegram, Acting--Brigadier General, killed. Col. Ellis, 10th Illinois, killed. Maj. Goddard