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The Daily Dispatch: December 17, 1861., [Electronic resource], By the Governor of Virginia — a proclamation. (search)
ral capacity, a powerful orator, and the best Indian warrior of his time, Tecumseh not excepted. He was on a mission to Washington, in the winter of 1824-25, at the extreme end of Mr. Monroe's Administration, when he was taken sick, and died. The newspapers of the day were filled with remarks upon his character, services, and the incidents attending his death. Among other things, it was said that he expressed a great desire to see his old commander once more before he died. Unfortunately, Gen, Jackson, who was in Washington as a Senator from Tennessee, heard nothing of his, illness until The heard of his death. Upon learning the anxiety to see him which he had manifested, he expressed his deep regret that he had not knows of his condition, that he might have taken a last fare well of his brave old companion in arms. Such was the great Choctawa chief — a man who, if his let had been differently east, might have led civilized armies to victory, or shaken civilized Senates by t
soners, including three colonels and seventeen captains and one thousand stand of arms, one thousand horses, sixty-five wagons, and a large quantity of tents, baggage and supplies. Our loss is two killed and wounded. The enemy's loss is not yet known. Information received last night from Glasgow states that our troops at that place had taken about two tons of powder, in kegs, buried on Claib. Jackson's farm. This effectually cuts off their supply of ammunition. H. W. Halleck, Maj Gen. Major Hubbard captured sixty rebels a day or two since in Johnson county. The troops in Kansas have been stirring during the past week, and good news is expected from them daily. This news shows plainly that the plan of attack has been well considered and effectively carried out. The official dispatch from General Halleck confirms the news. The European expedition to Mexico. The Washington correspondent of the New York Herald, under date of December 21, says: The Pres
Negro Hiring 1862. Charles A. Maurice, Gen Collector, Office No. 76 Main street Va., tenders his services to the public Renting out Houses, selling Real Estate, Servants, negotiating Loans, and collecting In Hiring out servants, I shall be careful to select comfortable homes and fair prices, and will be prompts in making collections and payments to owners. Good quarters will also be furnished to servants until homes are procured for them. Satisfactory references given. Letter address, box 1,014, Richmond, Va de 23--1m*
General Dix.--Madam, you look wearied; walk into my office. (Ordering some regulars to bring in the trunk and search it, he remarks to Mrs. W. "This is a military necessity, Madam. I would these things were not, but the Government must be supported.""United we stand," you know. Madam have you any sons in the Confederate army? Mrs. W.--I have three, sir. General Dix--Did you aid and encourage them to enlist in that service? Mrs. W.--General Dix, are you a married man? Gen, Dix.--I am, Madam. Mrs. W.--Then ask your wife what she would have done under similar circumstances. Then was heard from one of the General's satellites,"The rebel spirit of the Baltimore woman! It will never be extinguished!" Gen. Dix.--Madam you look faint and weary, let me order some refreshments. Mrs. W.--What, eat here! I, a Southern woman, break bread with the Yankees. Never, while they are the miserable foes they have proved themselves. Every day I see more cle
Late Southern news. The following items taken from the latest Southern journals which have been received will be found interesting: Late from Southeastern Kentucky--Gen, Zollicoffer's Movements — his Proclamation. From the Memphis Avalanche, of the 30th December, we copy the following interesting intelligence from Southeastern Kentucky: Adjutant General Pollok B. Lee, from Gen. Zollicoffer's command, reached the city yesterday, and brings an entire refutation of the Cincinnati Commercial's report about the advance of Gen. Schouf. The truth is on the other side. Gen. Zollicoffer, learning that if was the intention of Schouf to advance upon him, took time by the forelock and made a forced march towards his camp. Schouf heard of his approach and fled, with all possible haste, and when Zollicoffer got to his encampment he was eight hours ahead of him. Gen. Zollicoffer is now securely entrenched, the precise point is not necessary to be known; and we learn that
until Saturday morning, when she started on her return trip. One of the prisoners dropped a letter on the deck of the steamer before leaving, the following copy of which has been furnished us: "At 8 o'clock this morning we left our prison house, and in a few moment's weare on board of a nice little steamer, which soon cast off from her dock and steamed down the River in fine stile. To all Reasonable men our treatment while contend in Richmond has been as Good as could be expected. Some cannot be satisfied. The treatment we received at the hands of Capt. Warner and Capt. Gibbs could not be better under the circumstances. They are both officers and gentlemen. Our trip from Richmond has been delightful. The captain of the boat, I would say, is a noble old gentleman, and understands his business well. He treated us very kindly — gave us good food and plenty of it. "Three o'clock--our steamer in sight, with flags up — soon be on board. "By Gen of the Prisoners.
this small package of letters for the Seven rebel officers composed and they remained for some time ton, and appeared to be making and endeavoring to obtain our contemplated movements ance at this time, and with such ber of letters, leads to the support they were desirous of ascertains of the current rumor of an advance side. Edward Johnson, Captain of Brigade, who has been found ous misdemeanors by court-mar tended to be dismissed from the had his sentence confirmed by Gen, Important from Kentucky-- Le--expected battle at Louisville, Dec. 31. --Exciting a general engagement in Kentucky have prevailed all day, rally discredited now, to being received at headquarters The North Bank of Ken pended specie payment. A doubtful rumor prevails City Hotel was burned by the The People's Bank, of has been reorganized at Loun choice of a new board of ass direction of the bank to Cincinnati, Dec. 31.--A to the Commercial, from i
It is stated by the San. Antonie Herald that Dr.Cameron, whom Gen, Houston charged in the Seuats of the United States as being in partnership with Judge Wattons, of the Federal court, was killed in the recent fight at Matamoras.
Late from Kentucky. Nashville, Jan. 17.--Private dispatches report that the Federals were landing in force this morning between Fort Henry, on the Tennessee river. There was some firing, but the Federal balls did not reach the fort. Advices from Fort Donelson say that Gen Zingham feels confident in his ability to defend Forts Donelson and Henry. The Bowling Green correspondent of the Union and American says that Gen. Hindman, with 900 cavalry, went to Rowlett's Station, three miles this side of Green river, a few days since, and burnt the Station House and all outbuildings, and also the Horse Cave Depot and buildings attached, as well as the hotel adjacent, and the houses in Gave City Camp. Morgan's scouts burnt a mill within a quarter of a mile of the Federal lines on Green river. It was used for the purpose of grinding corn and wheat for the enemy. It is thought that all public houses between Glasgow Junction and Rowlett's will be destroyed, and the railr
ed and drove the rebel cavalry, which had been left as a vanguard, a distance of five miles, killing three and wounding a considerable number. Marshall's whole army is now flying in utter confusion. He had abandoned and burned a large quantity of stores. We have taken fifteen prisoners. Our loss was two killed and one wounded. I start in pursuit to-morrow morning. J. A. Garfield, Commanding Brigade, Brigade, Prestonsburg, Ky,. Jan. 11, 1862. Capt. J. B. Fry, Assistant Adj't-Gen: I left Paintsville on Thursday noon with 1,100 men, and drove in the enemy's pickets two miles below Prestonsburg The men slept on their arms. At four o'clock yesterday morning we moved towards the main body of the enemy at the forks of Middle creek, under the command of Marshall. Skirmishing with his outposts began at eight o'clock, and at one o'clock P. M. we engaged his force of 2,500, with three cannon posted on the hill. We fought them until dark, having been reinforced by about
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