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The Daily Dispatch: November 14, 1861., [Electronic resource], The Herald's Newport News Correspondence. (search)
rk, and receive food and clothing, and where they will also be out of harm's way. Yesterday afternoon General Phelps sent out a detachment of Company D, First New York Volunteers, under command of Lieut, Ingersoll, to a house belonging to Baker P. Lee, about three miles from camp. For the last month the only occupants of the house have been a poor white woman and three regresses. Some days ago Lee sent a messenger to this white woman, warning her to leave the house, as he purposed to burnLee sent a messenger to this white woman, warning her to leave the house, as he purposed to burn it down over her head. The woman was, of course, frightened, and fled in the direction of Back River, and when one of our scouting parties, on Friday lest, came to the house, they found one of the negresses in a dying condition, and the other two, being old and diseased, unable to take care of themselves. Out of feelings of humanity, Gen. Phelps, yesterday ordered the above mentioned detachment to proceed to the house, and after they had buried the dead woman, they brought the other two, wit
nt to the Southern cause. She has sent a very large quota of her young men into the Confederate Army. Her population are true; and we have an earnest of what it is disposed to do in the announcement from Tazewell, which we published yesterday, that General Bowen, of that county, was bringing his Brigade of Militia into the field to meet the enemy in the passes of the Cumberland Mountain. That is the temper of the people in all the counties of that region, Smyth, Wythe, Washington, Russell, Lee, Scott, Wise, Buchanan, and Tazewell. They lack arms and ammunition, but they do not lack the disposition to fight the enemies of Virginia, or to meet and drive back the minions of Lincoln. They may lack skill with artillery, but they are masters of the rifle, and know how to make that instrument speak a language before which the stoutest invader must recoil. No Government can afford to let such a population as this be overrun, or to lose a district from which so many of its best soldiers
The Daily Dispatch: November 14, 1861., [Electronic resource], The Herald's Newport News Correspondence. (search)
The black flag. We have information that the authorities of South Carolina have communicated with Government upon the subject of "hoisting the black flag," to which allusion has been made since the attack upon the coast of that State. It is believed that General Lee has received orders from the War Department, urging that those captured must be regarded as prisoners of war, which will be disregarded by the authorities of South Carolina; and that the same course will be pursued which Governor Wise adopted at the time of the john Brown raid upon Harper's Ferry — when we are done with the Invaders, the Confederate Government may have them.
ured by the enemy at sea, there being only ten field officers, it was necessary to draw by lot three Captains. The first names drawn were Captains J. B. Ricketts, H. McQuade, and J. W. Rockwood. The list of thirteen will therefore stand--Colonels Lee, Cogswell, Wilcox, Woodruff, and Wood; Lieutenant-Colonels Bowman and Neff; Majors Potter, Revere, and Vogdes; Captains Ricketts, McQuade, and Rockwood. Respectfully, your obedient servant, (Signed,) John H. Winder,Brigadier General. as hostages to await the result of the trial of prisoners captured by the enemy at sea. I have therefore made selections by lot of Captains H. Bowman and T. Keffer to replace Captains Ricketts and McQuande, wounded. The list of thirteen will now stand--Colonels Lee, Cogswell, Wilcox Woodroff, and Wood; Lieutenant Colonels Bewman and Neff; Majors Potter, Revere and Vogdes; Captains Rockwood, Bowman and Keffer. Respectfully,Your obedient servant, (Signed) John H. Winder, Brig. General.