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illiam Warthen, repaired to an old field in the northern portion of the city for the purpose of settling a difficulty which had originated between them. Contrary to the usual mode of proceedings in such cases, pistols were not the arbiter of their troubles, but nature's own weapons were brought into use. Arriving on the ground, they commenced to prepare for the combat, but had barely time to strip to the waist and place themselves in the usual knock-down attitude when officers Seal, Kelly, Griffin, and Moore hove in sight, whereupon the belligerents fell back a short distance where they would be in the county of Henrico, and therefore out of the jurisdiction of the city authorities. Here they "pitched in, " and after a desperate encounter of thirty-five minutes Krebbs lost the battle. Both of them were badly bruised about the face and eyes, but nothing serious is likely to result from their injuries. They were attended by seconds, and the engagement was witnessed by near two hundr
here even have been more genuine signatures to the petition than was claimed for it, they would not feel justified in recommending to the Council a change of their action. They therefore recommended the rejection of the petition, and, in order that every citizen should be apprised of the result of their deliberations, they suggested that the report should be published in all the city papers. The report was then adopted by the following vote: Ayes--Messrs. Clopton, Denoon, Stokes, Griffin, Richardson, Scott, Glazebrook, Hill and Randolph--9. Noes--Messrs. Crutchfield, Epps and Walker--3. Subsequent to the adoption of the report, Mr. Hill asked permission of the Council to reply to certain remarks which had been made by Mr. Walker, at the last regular meeting, in connection with the petition concerning Capt. Pleasants's removal from the watch. Reference was made in Mr. W's remarks on that occasion to an honorable member of the Council who partook of refreshments on
in order that the citizens may fully understand their action in this case, that the communication of the Mayor and the action of the Council on this subject, together with this report, be published twice in each of the daily newspapers of the city. Respectfully submitted, N. B. Hill, Chairman Committee of Police. Richmond, July 31st, 1864. The report was read and adopted by the Council by ayes and noes, as follows, to wit: Ayes.--Messrs Clopton, Crutchfield, Denoon, Griffin, Glazebrook, Hill, Randolph, Richardson, Stokes and Scott--10 Noes.--Messrs Epps and Walker--2. A. W. Morton Chamberlain, and Clerk of Council. Chamberlain's office,Richmond, May 22, 1864. At a meeting of the Council, held on the 13th day of June, 1864, the following communication was received from the Mayor of the city and read, to wit: Richmond, June 13, 1864. To the President and Members of the City Council: Very early in the morning on the 11th May, 1864
lubricating oil, for the use of the Water Works and Fire Department. This resolution was discussed by Messrs Denoon, Scott, Walker, and others, after which it was unanimously adopted. A communication was then read from Capt John H Parker, asking the Council to have removed from James river, a short distance from Rocketts, the obstruction which has been produced by the sinking of the steamer West Point. It was referred to a special committee, consisting of Messrs Walker, Scott and Griffin. Mr Scott presented a communication from the Chief Engineer of the Fire Department, setting forth the fact that Mr. Wm S Weed, one of the foremen, had been absent from the city on Government business for the last six or seven months, and asking that his place be supplied by the election of another person. By the unanimous vote of the Council, the office heretofore held by Mr Weed was thereupon declared vacant, and Mr Wm T Trueman was elected to fill the place. After the transacti
Georgia. Macon, July 28 --Latest advices from Atlanta by train and telegraph are to yesterday evening. We learn by the train which left at night-fall that the enemy attacked our left, extending from the city towards the Chattahoochee, yesterday, and were repulsed and driven about a mile. Late last evening orders were received by telegraph to send cars and bring the wounded to the rear. A telegram from a high officer to General Johnson, dated Atlanta, yesterday, has been received here, stating that fighting is now going on, and we have driven them. Details not known. Gens. Stewart, Walthall and Loring are reported wounded. Private telegrams from Griffin report Gen. Wheeler also wounded. A cavalry force the enemy, strength unknown, struck the Macon and Western Railroad below Jonesboro', this morning, and are reported to be tearing up the road in this direction. Another cavalry force of the enemy is to day reported near Clinton, advancing toward this place.
The Yankees loss at Petersburg on Saturday. Petersburg, July 31. --Fifteen battle flags were captured yesterday, and over two thousand stand of arms. Our losses in killed, wounded and missing are about eight hundred. Prisoners say that the Yankee General Griffin was killed yesterday. The enemy's loss was fully thirty-five hundred. Yesterday was the first time that the Army of Northern Virginia has fought against negroes. Our troops to-day are busy burying the Yankee dead left in our lines. All quiet to-day. About 2 o'clock a flag of truce was sent into our lines. The object is unascertained, but is supposed to be for the purpose of getting a truce to bury the Yankee dead between our lines. [Second Dispatch.] Petersburg, August 1. --Our losses in Saturday's affair foot up twelve hundred--three hundred killed and wounded and three hundred prisoners from Elliott's South Carolina brigade. Mahone's losses are about four hundred and
t the Central railroad in two places — at Gordon and near Walnut Creek bridge, two miles from here. At the same time they made a demonstration on Macon, and were repulsed yesterday after some severe skirmishing. During the fight several shells were thrown into the suburbs. One fell in the city. It is not known what damage has been done to the railroad. The Yankees are reported to be falling back near Clinton. Their strength is not known. Our loss is forty killed and wounded. Griffin, Ga, July 31.--Passengers by the train from Atlanta report that a Yankee raiding force entered Newman yesterday. --Roddy's cavalry happened to be on hand and pitched into the raiders and defeated them with great loss, killing a large number and capturing from seven hundred to one thousand prisoners. A gentleman who was there says he counted ninety six dead Yankees in one place. Colonel Brownlow is reported killed. We captured all their artillery. This is supposed to be the same p
ove in the future. It is further reported that a raiding party has started from Grant's army through Dinwiddie county, and have reached the vicinity of the Court-house. Not much confidence is placed in this report, though we need not be surprised to hear of such an enterprise being set on foot by the enemy at any time. Doubtless our authorities are fully prepared to meet and repel any movement of this nature. On Wednesday morning (says the Express) a dismounted detachment of Colonel Griffin's Eighth Georgia cavalry regiment, Dearing's brigade, charged the enemy's outposts, near Davis's house, on the Weldon railroad, captured five prisoners belonging to Warren's Fifty army corps, killed two and drove the rest — some one hundred and fifty--in a perfect stampede, nearly half a mile back to their supports. We did not lose a man in this skirmish. This movement developed the fact that the enemy had two signal stations in the tops of two large pines, from which they could v
Affairs in Georgia. The latest movements in Georgia give renewed interest to intelligence from that State. The arrival of President Davis at Mence is announced in the papers of that city, and the further that he had gone to the Army of Tennessee. An exchange of one thousand prisoners, but Gen. Hood and Sherman, took place on the 21st at Rough and Ready.--A letter from Griffin, dated the 22d, says: A portion of Lewis's Kentucky brigade walked down the track and reached here last night. In the true reporter style, I three or four intelligent fellows, and, by a system of questions, gained some interesting information from them in relation to the enemy up about Atlanta and from their These men were taken at the battle of Janesboro', were marched to Atlanta, and then placed under guard. The railroad at that time was not in operation in consequence of the operations of General Wheeler; but as soon as commenced running they were put on board and started for Northern priso
s are in Atlanta. They offer one hundred and fifty dollars in greenbacks for negro recruits. The Yankee army around Atlanta appears to be divided in regard to McClellan and Lincoln. General Thomas is said to be in favor of McClellan. Griffin is not yet occupied by the Yankees"although it is pretty well evacuated by us. No deserter is allowed to remain in that section of country occupied by Sherman, but is immediately sent North. The large number who have left Hood's army have by the Yankee officials. The Chattanooga Rebel, which was being published quite successfully at Griffin, has been obliged to pack up and enter a box-car once more. Governor Brown has succeeded in getting most of, the State cotton away from Griffin. It amounted to about forty thousand bales when Atlanta was evacuated. Then about four thousand still left there up to-day yesterday. The being depopulated rapidly, each train of away hundreds. The hospitals have been to Albany,
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