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throughout the entire engagement. Whilst I feel unable to do justice to the officers, I find it impossible to give too much praise to the non-commissioned officers and privates, who, without the hope of praise or the incentives of promotion, behaved like heroes under the most trying circumstances. Their reward will, I trust, soon be realized in the full enjoyment of that liberty for which they have so cheerfully and nobly struggled. I feel it but right to mention Mr. S. H. Bell and Mr. Wm. J. Hunter, citizens of Augusta County, for their prompt and humane efforts in attending to and removing the wounded and burying the dead. The list of casualties hereto appended is, thanks to a protecting Providence, small, owing to the interposition of the darkness of night and the overshooting of the enemy. On Tuesday, the first day of July, by order of General Winder, I had placed my regiment in the woods in rear of the battle-field. I had scarcely gotten into position before a Parrott sh
the Yacht was saved from destruction. From Gen. M'Culloch's camp — the Federals Preparing to move. The Fort Smith (Ark.) Times, of the 8th, has the following message from Gen. McCulloch's camp: A messenger from General McIntosh, who, with his own and Stone's Texas regiment has been reconnoitering in the vicinity of Springfield, has just arrived at Gen. McCulloch's headquarters, bringing information of the most important character. The substance of the information is, that Gen. Hunter has superseded Gen. Fremont, and is now in command at Springfield, with 60 regiments of men, well armed and equipped, and that they are evidently making every preparation for a forward movement. There is (using Gen. McIntosh's language) great necessity for speedy action upon our part. Let the patriots of Arkansas, who would not see their own firesides overrun, march forward immediately, and sustain, against those Valida hordes, the banner of their country. If our men don't rally no
The Daily Dispatch: November 25, 1861., [Electronic resource], Letter from George N. Saunders to Louis Kossuth. (search)
ln and his party in Congress and in the Northern States Legislatures very naturally excited alarm South Carolina, more watchful and sagacious than the other States, declared her separation from a Union, the power of which was so soon to be used for her enslavement. It would have been imbecility and cowardice of the lowest character to have awaited the forging of the chains. But, even after South Carolina had so wisely taken the initiative President Davis, then Senator from Mississippi, Senator Hunter, of Virginia, Confederate States Secretary for Foreign Affairs, and Senator Toombs, of Georgia, now a General in the Confederate army, asked only for reasonable constitutional guarantees and pledges from the Lincoln administration, that the rights and interests of the Southern States and people should be held inviolable. Instead, however, of receiving such assurances they were met with nothing but jeers and defiant menace. The Republican aders, intoxicated by their success and thirsti
with the army in such way as in his judgment may seem best. Wm. A. Smith presented the report of the Executive Committee of the Trustees of Randolph Macon College, which was, on motion, referred to the Committee on Education. Wm. H. Camper, John G. Bayley, Jas. W. Grant, Jacob H. Proctor, Jas. C. Watson, Wm. W. Duncan, Edgar H. Pritchett, L. H. Greyhill, Joseph A. Crowder, Geo. C. Vanderslice, Wm. E. Allen, Geo. E. Booker, Chas. V. Bingley, Larkin H. Crenshaw, James A. Crowder, Wm. J. Hunter, Jas. C. Martin, John W. F. Jones, and Wm. W. Spain, who were continued on trial at the last Conference, passed in examination of character, were severally admitted into full connection, and with the exception of Geo. C. Vanderslice and Geo. E. Booker, elected to Deacon's orders. The remarks of Bishop Andrew to the young men thus examined and elected to a higher grade in the ministerial office, were singularly impressive and appropriate. During the delivery of this fatherly and aff
t disorder. The Confederates sustained a loss of six killed and seven wounded. The Federal force, comprising Gen. Hunter's army at Springfield, was reported by our scouts not to be over 20,000, which we deem rather too low an estimate. ch are good to the extent of the means of defence. With numbers far inferior to those of the Federals, they will dispute Hunter's passage. The latter is entrenching at Sugar creek, a strong strategic point. The former is at the Sugar creek hills, to prevent Hunter from turning these hills. McCulloch is cutting down the timber on the small portion of this country which is passable, leaving a passage for his army to pass south, if necessary, which he will fill with fallen timber as he retires.. The Missouri army is at Pineville. The Federal troops are advancing from Springfield. Fremont has been superceded by Hunter. The enemy's strength is reliably stated to be from 43,000 to 50,000, with one hundred and twenty pieces of artillery.
9 o'clock this morning, Bishop Pierce presiding. The religious services of the morning were conducted by Rev. Mr. Rowzie. Revs. A. C. Bledsoe. Wesley C. Vaden, George W. Guy, and John W. Tucker, who have been on probation, were elected to deacons' orders. Revs. Wm. H. Camper, John G. Bailey, Jacob H. Pastor, James C. Watson, Edgar H. Pritchetts Lewis H. Graybill, Joseph A. Crowder, Wm. E. Allen, George C. Vanderbilt, Chas. V. Bingley, Larkin H. Crenshaw, James A Crowder, William J. Hunter, and John W. F. Jones, passed their examination of character and were graduated to elders' orders. Friday (to-day) was appointed as a day of fasting and prayer, and from 12 to 2 o'clock a prayer meeting will be conducted by the Bishop. Revs. Thos. C. Wise, Thos. M. Beckham, Wesley Hammond, Francis M. Edwards, and Wm. S. Williams, were admitted into the Conference on probation. The following ministers were continued as deacons, viz: James W. Grant, J. M. Anderson, Jas. P.