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it is said, commanded the company guarding the sally-port. On him the hope of the garrison bung to keep the assailants out until the men and officers, who had been packed in the bomb proofs for fifty-six hours, could get out and make ready. Instead of making defence, this officer and his command, it is said, surrendered, and the enemy entered the open gate. Our men were benumbed and exhausted, and the thing was the work of a moment.--They were obliged to fall back in order to rally. Colonel Lamb, with that cool precision which distinguishes him as an officer of great merit, brought his men into line near headquarters, General Whiting being present, encouraging and cheering on the troops and creating enthusiasm by his ardent and whole-souled heroism. Under these inspiring influences, our men were brought to the charge. The numbers were against them in the proportion of four thousand, aided by two thousand marines, to two thousand, but they forced the enemy back to the mound, and
al Paine to-day to ascertain the position of the enemy in our front on the previous day. I learn, just as I close my dispatch, from Major William A. Jones, general field officer of the day, that the enemy were found entrenched about two miles in advance of our main position. Some skirmishing occurred, and our force retired to their original position. During the day a flag of truce was received, borne by a party bringing in some packages of clothing and delicacies for General Whiting and Colonel Lamb, with letters from the Colonel's wife. In the language of Major Jones, "they feel very sore over their defeat." The Gunboat Fight in James river — Farragut gone to the James. The most fanciful accounts of the naval excursion down James river, last week, are given in the New York papers. A correspondent of the New York Tribune, telegraphing from Washington on the 25th, says: News reached here yesterday afternoon, from Grant's headquarters, that rebel rams and war steamers (
The Daily Dispatch: February 18, 1865., [Electronic resource], Proclamation by the President, appointing a day of fasting, humiliation and prayer, with thanksgiving. (search)
Cameron, the messenger from Richmond, formerly Morgan's chaplain, arrived this afternoon with documents proving the belligerency of the raiders. He left Richmond on the 4th instant, and was delayed by ice in the Potomac. Two others in his company were drowned. Miscellaneous. The Louisville Press of the 10th says that Quantrell, the noted Kansas guerrilla, who has long been supposed to be dead, is now operating in that State. The House Committee on Elections have reported in favor of admitting Mr. Bonsall to a seat as Representative from Louisiana, and have also decided to report in favor of admitting Messrs. Johnson and Jackson as Representatives from Arkansas. Pascagoula, Louisiana, has been evacuated by the Yankees. All is quiet at Wilmington. Colonel Lamb, captured at Fort Fisher, is dangerously ill. General Schofield has been superseded. Terry is in command. The Yankees have advices "confirming" the evacuation of Mobile, Of course it is a humbug.
The Daily Dispatch: March 2, 1865., [Electronic resource], Proclamation by the President, appointing a day of fasting, humiliation and prayer, with thanksgiving. (search)
ill. The Senate then resolved into secret session. House of Representatives. The House met at the usual hour and was opened with prayer by the Rev. Mr. Dickinson. Mr. Staples, of Virginia, presented certain patriotic resolutions of the Twenty-fourth Virginia regiment, which took the usual course. Under the call of States for bills, resolutions, etc., the following were introduced: By Mr. Fuller, of North Carolina: Joint resolution of thanks to General Whiting, Colonel Lamb, and their officers and men, for their gallant defence of Fort Fisher against two attacks. Referred to Committee on Military Affairs. By Mr. J. T. Leach, of North Carolina: Joint resolutions approving the appointment of General Lee as General in-Chief, and recommending that he be vested with power to treat for peace. --Referred to the same committee. By Mr. Logan: A bill to facilitate the settlement of claims due deceased soldiers. Referred to the Judiciary Committee. The
The Daily Dispatch: December 19, 1865., [Electronic resource], Examination for Attempted Incendiarism — the accused sent on. (search)
and his son came in and staid a short while, and then left for home. While they were in the bar-room, Mr. Edwards stated that he left his store that evening about 7 o'clock, in company with his son, who was going off in the Fredericksburg cars at 8 o'clock; he then retraced his steps and called by the Exchange Hotel, where he remained a few minutes; from here he called by the store and looked in to see if all was right; and finding everything as he had left them, he walked up the street to Mr. Lamb's store, and from there went home. I think it would have taken at least a half-hour for one person to have completed the arrangements which were made for the fire. When the parties mounted the ladder, the window shutter was unfastened and opened without difficulty. I certainly understood Mr. Edwards to say that he went to the cars to see his son off, and am also positive that he told me it was 9 o'clock when he returned and examined his store, to see if all was right. Mr. Isaac Dave
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