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Maj. Jed. Hotchkiss, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 3, Virginia (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 95 1 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events, Diary from December 17, 1860 - April 30, 1864 (ed. Frank Moore) 54 0 Browse Search
Horace Greeley, The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-65: its Causes, Incidents, and Results: Intended to exhibit especially its moral and political phases with the drift and progress of American opinion respecting human slavery from 1776 to the close of the War for the Union. Volume I. 49 3 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1. 44 0 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 1. (ed. Frank Moore) 40 0 Browse Search
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary 38 0 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 5. (ed. Frank Moore) 36 0 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 29. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 35 5 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 1. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 34 6 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Poetry and Incidents., Volume 2. (ed. Frank Moore) 22 2 Browse Search
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Browsing named entities in The Daily Dispatch: May 1, 1861., [Electronic resource]. You can also browse the collection for John Letcher or search for John Letcher in all documents.

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An Importer. --A man named Albert Cassady, who professed to have important dispatches from Maryland to Gov. Letcher, was arrested in Norfolk and sent back to Baltimore. The "dispatches" proved to be a communication relative to casting some cannon purporting to have been written by Thomas Williams, but which Cassady acknowledges he would himself.
From Petersburg.[special correspondence of the Dispatch.] Petersburg, April, 29, 1861. Our City Council has promptly responded to the order of Governor Letcher, requiring tracks to be laid connecting the several Railroad depots. The work is to be commenced immediately, and will doubtless soon be complete. The bridge over the Appomattox, however, offers an obstruction, as it is not in a condition to bear the weight of a train. Twenty cases of muskets, of the make of 1852, were brought over the Southern Road to-day, from Fayetteville, destined for Augusta, Georgia. They will be for warded over the South-Side Railroad. Though the route is very circuitous, it is rendered more eligible by its more perfect connections. Two nine-inch Columbiads were brought up from Norfolk yesterday, destined for New Orleans. They will also be transported over the South-Side Railroad. It is understood that they are intended to be put on board of ships, for the defence of the harbor.
f Kentucky, one of the teachers in Martha Washington College. It was received by Lieut. R. B. Edmonson. To-day the young ladies of Martha Washington College presented a handsome flag, through the President, Rev. Wm. A. Harris, to Dr. White's company. All three of the companies now in barracks at Abingdon, together with hundreds of the citizens of the town and county, were present. The report has reached our community that Cameron, Lincoln's Secretary of War, had telegraphed to Gov. Letcher asking for an armistice! It is not believed; but if so, the request is considered an impudent, senseless, cowardly act. Our ladies, old and young, are down upon any such an arrangement, unless Lincoln will withdraw his forces from the soil of Virginia, and withdraw the call for 75,000 volunteers "to suppress combinations" and enforce the laws in "South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas," and now in Virginia. Davy Bird, the faithful servant of the late Gov.
knowledge of the authorities at Richmond, in purchasing arms and munitions of war for the companies within the county limits, has supplied, to a very great extent, the hundred thousand men which, within a few days, will be ready to defend the soil of Virginia from Federal invasion. The Enquirer adds-- "That Gen. Lee can at any moment leave Richmond at the head of 20,000 men now here and in the counties between this and Alexandria. General Gwynn. at Norfolk, and General Ruggles, at Fredericksburg, have each a very large army under their command. The railroads of the State, under the Quartermaster's Department, are held in readiness for the transportation of troops from point to point. The telegraph will communicate orders, while couriers are prepared to convey commands wherever the telegraph does not extend. "So great has been the enthusiasm of the people that Gov. Letcher has been compelled to forbid any more troops rendezvousing at Richmond without special orders."
Correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch.the spirit of '76 in old Louisa. Trevillian's, Louisa Co., April 29, 1861. It seems to me that every man, woman and child in this county is ready to go at a moment's warning to meet the enemy. Besides several volunteer companies, we have in nearly every neighborhood home guards, who are ready to serve their country anywhere, and at any time. An offer of a hundred able-bodied negro men has been made to Gov. Letcher, to do whatever His Excellency may ask of them. The colored people are as ready to fight their Black Republican enemies of the North as to eat their meals when hungry. This is the way our negroes feel, and old Lincoln and his fiendish emissaries will find themselves as much mistaken on this point as did old John Brown, who, in my opinion, was a far better man than any one of those now at the head of the Government in Washington. Well, let them come:the spirit of '76 yet burns in the hearts of our people, and the God of Na