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respects — that no man could object to it. He said that when fighting was to be done, he was to be counted in for the fight. He appealed to the people to vote for the Ordinance of Secession, and said, "If the voters of Washington county did not give it their support, he would be greatly disappointed in them — would blush, and hang his head in shame, and resign his seat in the Convention. " There was a general declaration, "We'll do it!" "We'll do it!" "We'll do it!" He spoke in high terms of the officers of the Army and Navy, especially of Gen. Lee and Gen. Joseph Johnston. Capt. James T. Preston and B. R. Johnston, Esq., were called upon by the audience for speeches. Each gentleman responded in an appropriate manner. It is useless to say more than they told the people of the designs of the Lincoln rabal, to overrun Virginia, and divide it amongst themselves! When that time comes we will be with them in "six troubles, and in the seventh not forsake them." Washington
Correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch.Affairs in Lynchburg. Lynchburg May 22 The warlike reports which have reached us during the last few days have had the effect to keep us all in a state of feverish anxiety, and to make the soldiers stationed hereabouts impatient for orders to march — so fearful are they that somebody will be hurt and they will not be there. Troops still continue to arrive. Among others which came in yesterday may be mentioned a splendid looking company from Franklin co, numbering 107 men, and commanded by Capt. Joe Hambrick. Gen. Joseph Johnston, of the Confederate Army, reached this city yesterday, and left for Richmond this morning. Another artillery corps is in progress of formation here. The Letcher Greys, Capt. Kent, from Bedford, arrived this morning. O. K.
flag of our rapidly-approaching friends could not be distinguished from that of our foes, even by the aid of powerful glasses. Victory trembled in the balance. How awful the pause of uncertainly! It might have cost the battle. This single fact — and it is but one of many — is enough to excite one universal out-cry against the delusive flag. We have copied from that of our enemies. We have conquered in spite of it. No wonder that loads of these flags were sent to Richmond by Gen. Jos. Johnston to be altered. But in the name or wisdom, of patriotism, of common sense, let us have a flag that will do to fight under without patching. This is certainly a reasonable demand. Some even talk of a peace flag and a war flag. One flag is surely-enough, and the present is unit for either peace or war. It is so close to the old United States flag that one is on thorough in referring to it, lost he be suspected of treason. We have left the "Stars and Stripes" to our enemies, and are f
twenty years old; the second is a Scotch lad, nineteen years old. They came into Gen. McCall's pickets. They say they both belonged to the Sixth Louisiana regiment, commanded by Colonel Seymour; that they deserted from Centreville, where they report sixty thousand men encamped, under Beauregard and Kirby Smith. McDonald is quite an intelligent young man, and has given some important information to General McClellan about the movements of the rebels. Among other things they state that General Johnston commands down the Potomac, towards Fredericksburg. Senators Powell and Bright. The New York Herald publishes the following paragraph from its special telegraphic correspondent, under date of Washington, December 3d: Considerable feeling is manifested here at the fact that Powell, of Kentucky, and Bright, of Indiana, have taken their seats in the Senate. Their loyalty is doubted, hence their position is a dangerous one for the Union cause, since they are entitled, if the
is estimate, and renders a schedule by States of the different regiments; yet another morning journal peaked with all confidence of 150,000 or 80,000 under Gens. Joseph Johnston and Lee behind the Rappahannock, in Virginia, alone; while and her estimate of 120,000 at Corinth, in Mississippi, is currently spoken of as the force concn excess of one-third the grand total of the National army, there is good reason to suppose. This b the fair basis of calculation, it is uttered impossible that Johnston and Lee should have 150,000 in Virginia, or Beauregard 120,000 on the ine of the Memphis and Charleston Railroad, including the raw and unequipped device at Deca rest assured that Gen. Halleck will take care of the enemy in the direction of Memphis, and we much mistake the force and material of our army of the Poteman if Johnston and Lee, with Magruder and Huger thrown in, are able to repulse it in Virginia. Emancipation in the District. The Northern editors differ in their views
Beauregard.--Nor do we. Our cause is just, and God will yet give us the victory. Prentiss.--We know you have able officers, and a spirited army to back them, but our confidence is firm. And permit me to add, General, that among all the Confederate officers no one is so great a favorite with us as yourself. Such is my own feeling, and that of our army and people. Beauregard.--You are very kind, sir; but we have much better officers than I am. --Gen. Sidney Johnston and Gen. Jos. Johnston are both my superiors in ability as well as in rank. I have served under both of them most cheerfully, and know them well. I care nothing for rank; the good of my country is what I look to. Other observations were made, but the foregoing embraces the chief points of the interview. Gen. Prentiss was easy and pleasant, and not at all depressed. Apparently, too, he was quite candid; and yet I thought I detected a disposition to evade, if not to deceive, in his reply as to the whe
e of the horses from his pieces,) galloped forward, and hitching on to the force captured guns and four caissons brought them off in the face of the enemy, and gallantly offered them to Capt. Meanly as the trophies gained by the flue service of his pieces. Thus, in forty minutes our glorious fellows had marched nearly two miles, captured three pieces, four caissons, twelve horses, and seven prisoners. The killed and wounded of the enemy could not have been short of one hundred men. Gen. Johnston was present during the fight, and appeared to enjoy it exceedingly. When the rear guard was ordered to "about face," such a cheer went up from then, as the good folks of Williamsburg will long remember. It is absurd to talk of whipping men who, after marching eighteen hours without rest or food, and heavily packed, will, at a chance of a fight, crop their knapsacks and with a soul-stirring cheer, seize their muskets and run a race for nearly two miles to meet the enemy. An
vital consequence. The skies begin to grow brighter. Every day we hear of victories upon a small scale, which are, we are very sanguine in believing, but the forerunners of great events. Even the little panic which beset the city last Friday, in connection with the river, has been of essential service. We are warranted in saying that if the enemy get here, it will not be by means of his steamboats up the river. Nor can be reach us by a march from the Peninsula, where the cold steel of Johnston's troops effectually bare the way. At every step he takes on this line, he removes himself farther from his gunboats, and without his gunboats he can do nothing. Our troops on this line are in the highest spirit, and desire nothing so much as a battle. They are in no disposition to count numbers. They feel confident that they will beat the enemy wherever the fight shall come off. Nor do we apprehend anything from the direction of Petersburg. The authorities had well considered that ques
Surgeon's certificate. A certificate of attendance at the Pennsylvania Hospital during the year 1860 61, belonging to Dr. Patrick H. C. Noble, was found on the field of battle near Williamsburg, and is now at the hardware store of Johnston and Bransford, Main street, where it can be had on application. No person with whom we have conversed seemed to know the owner. We presume he belongs to our own army.
Longstreet's Division. We understand General Johnston expressed great admiration of the manner in which Longstreet and his men repelled the enemy at Williamsburg. The strict discipline of a year had improved their efficiency wonderfully, and they did not seem to be the same division that had fought at Manassas, although at Manassas they covered themselves with glory.
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