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Operations of the Patent Office--the Mechanic Arts in the South. The Patent Office is one of the institutions of the Government which noiselessly pursues the tenor of its way, and has, under the good management of its head, Hon. Mr. Rhodes, Commissioner, proved a complete success even in this early stage of its existence. The office is located in the third story of the Government building, on Ninth street, where a spacious hall, open to visitors at suitable hours every day, is appropriated to the exhibition of models of ingenious inventions, and such curious relies as may be presented by those who desire to increase its attractions. It has already developed the interesting fact that the South possesses all the elements of mechanical genius necessary to the industrial progress of a nation, and has had no occasion to call upon the Government for an appropriation to meet its liabilities. It sustains itself, and in every respect responds to the purposes for which it was establishe
smooth barked black hickories, glossy twigged gums, scrubby dogwoods, and nearly every kind of wild growth, all densely crowded upon the slopes of the rolling hills, and in the narrow gorges on each side of the gentle Occoquan, present a landscape that, to an admirer of nature's beauties, cannot be otherwise than lovely. This forest, for the last four, weeks, has been musical with the sounds of axes, saws, and rumbling wagons, the result of the energetic exertions of the men under. General Rhodes's command to get their winter quarters completed before severe weather sets in. Quite a change, has been produced. Where there was nothing but woods, the hills are now thickly studded with pine-pole cabins, the cracks stopped with mud, and the chimneys built of the same material, with the assistance of sticks to hold it together. The encampment of each regiment presents the appearance of a smart little village of the backwoods. 'Twould make you feel as if our young men of the Sout
et the dawn of eighteen hundred and sixty-two with gratitude to that Supreme Being who rules all. Knowing we are right, let us strive to maintain that right, through weal or woe, to the period of its close — aye, even should it be at the cost of rivers of blood! A general review and inspection of the third brigade, composed of the 5th, 6th, and 12th Alabama and 12th Mississippi regiments, with Carter's battery and the Georgia Hussars, took place here yesterday. They were reviewed by Gen. Rhodes, and presented a splendid and imposing appearance., The 6th Alabama regiment has, I under stand, gone to for the war almost to a man. There is every reason to believe that three-fourths of the twelve months men on this line will do the same. Comment is unnecessary. Gen. Beauregard has issued an order permitting the various Brigade Generals to grant leave of absence to soldiers desirous of visiting any of the encampments within the lines of the Potomac. This is a sensible order
he morning, as has been stated. The signal guns were not fired until after one o'clock, and it was immediately after the second gun that the first conflict begun by the advance of our forces. According to previous arrangement, the brigade of Gen. Rhodes commended the fight on the right, and that of Gen. Garland on the left. Gen. Rhodes was supported by the brigade of Gen. Raine, and the brigade of Gen. Garland was reinforced by the brigade of Gen. Featherstone, commanded on this occasion by Gen. Rhodes was supported by the brigade of Gen. Raine, and the brigade of Gen. Garland was reinforced by the brigade of Gen. Featherstone, commanded on this occasion by the Senior Colonel, Col. Geo. B. Anderson, of the 4th regiment North Carolina State Troops. I will state here that Gen. Featherstone had been in the city for several days, confined to his room, but returned to his command against the remonstrance of his physician, as soon as he could possibly procure conveyance. In ten minutes after the firing of the first volley, the two armies were in deadly strife in a general engagement. I was on the left of the Williamsburg road, and consequently sh
and Sunday last, at the "Seven Places,"" below Richmond: Twelfth Alabama Regiment Headq'rs 12th Alabama regiment, June 5th, 1862. About twelve o'clock on Saturday, May 31st, the 12th Alabama regiment, in company with the others of Gen. Rhodes's brigade, left its camp for the purpose of attacking the enemy. After penetrating a swamp we engaged the enemy with considerable loss in wounded, but none killed. We next charged upon his breastworks and camp, and, notwithstanding we were eeades, W F Winslow. Wounded, mortally. Captain E Tucker, private James Matheny. Wounded, slightly: Sergt M J Horn, Corp'l E L Horn, T H Bryan, Henry Fowler; privates Henry Cook, G W Circy G W Dyess, W Dyess, A D Lowery, W J McNeal, W T Pi E L Rhodes W H Shields, John Strowd, lst Lieut J T Davis. Company E.--Wounded: Serg'ts D' Cunningham, slightly; M Murphy, severely; Corp I F M Edwards, slightly; Privates W G Austin, severely; W C Brandon, slightly; John Learman, severely; J W Campbell
The Fourth Virginia Battalion. This command, generally known as the Gloucester Point Battalion, greatly distinguished itself in the battle of the Seven Pines, on the 31st of May. The battalion was attached to Gen. Rhodes's Brigade and was in the fight the whole of that bloody day. --About 220 men were carried in, of whom more than a third were killed or wounded. Capt. Otey fell about 5 o'clock, and expired in a few moments. He was a brave and gallant man, beloved by the whole command. The captured guns of the enemy were turned upon them with deadly effect by the officers and men of Capt Bagby's company. We append a list of the casualties: Field Officers, Capt C. C. Otey and J. R. Bag; by — Killed: Capt C. C. Otey. Capt T B Montague's Company, 1st Lieut W. J. Baytop, Commanding.--Killed: 1st Lt Wm J Baytop, 4th Sg't F. G. Bridges, Wounded 5th Sg't John A Bridges, 3d Corp'l H. L. Sears; privates T C Enos, E. M. H. Holland, J. H. Hervell, W. B Jones, J. C Soles.
; Henry M Warren, arm, Privates Jas T Atkinson, leg; Barnyard Barnes, shoulder and arm; Geo B Battle, head, Wiky Farmer, arm; Jas C Farmer, arm and shoulder; Jonathan D Farmer, leg; Wm L Mean jaw; Rheston Marler, arm; Andrew J Robertson, arm; Abram H Sharpe, head and back Seth H Scott, hip; Zebulon M P Stewart, arm Bryant Stokes, ide; Joel Taylor, hand, Alfred Thomas, both shoulders; Benj T Williford, arm; John H Watson, abdomen; Gaska Watson, arm; Wm P Wootten, arm; David Vick, shoulder, B Rhodes, leg; John S Benton, breast. Company G.--Wounded: Captain Wm Kelley, face; 1st Lieutenant Samuel A Kaley, foot; 2d Lieutenant Daniel L C- shoulder; Corporal Lewis S Mulligan, head; Privates Wm Austin, thigh; Thomas J Baker knee; Wm H Beck, leg; John W Beachan hand; John O Bowden foot; Wm G Cain John N Charles, heel; Edward J. Douth- hand; John W. Godsey, head; Davidson breast; Harrison H Hanes, side; Wm A Hasdrix, arm and side; Henry H. -ams, head Samuel A Jones, thigh; Wm A Lane, sid
The Daily Dispatch: June 16, 1862., [Electronic resource], Bill to be entitled "an act to further provide for the public residence. (search)
e evidence given by prisoners, and other circumstances, it has been positively established that at least sixty thousand men were brought against our divisions. There were at Fair Oaks Station during Saturday the following rebel Generals: Jeff. Davis, General Robert R. Lee. General G. B. Magruder, General Johnston, General Huger. These three latter had commands in action. In addition, General G. W. Smith, General Longstreet, General D. H. Hill, and Brigadier-Generals Pettigrew, (prisoner,) Rhodes, Hood, Anderson, A. P. Hill, Pickett, Rains, Pryor, Whiting and Branch, some commanding divisions and some brigades, were in the fight with the whole or portions of their commands. The army of Manassas, General Johnston; the army of Gordonsville, General G. W. Smith; the army of the Peninsula, General Magruder; the army of Norfolk, General Huger, were all engaged; General Johnston commanding in the field; General Lee, Commander-in-Chief; General Magruder, executive officer on their left; Ge
le through the grass upon his hands and knees, and actually stole our wounded men from under the enemy's guns! We always delight to record the deeds of privates, but can any words of our add to the honor of such a brave fellow as Henderson? There are, doubtless, many who did as well, in some capacity or other, but we regret that none will advise us of their names and deeds. In this connection we would add an incident regarding a faithful servant at the battle of Chickahominy. When Gen. Rhodes brigade had driven the enemy from their redoubts and had captured the guns, the General was wounded in the arm, but would not leave the field or make known his injury to the troops. Becoming weak, he espied an Arkansas negro, named Archie, manfully fighting behind his master, and ordered him to bring water from a distant well. Mounting a horse, Archie dashed off to the well under a shower of shot, and soon returned. The regiment to which he was attached (12th Mississippi) was soon afte
The Daily Dispatch: August 1, 1862., [Electronic resource], Affairs on the Rappahannock — depredations of the enemy — the approaching conflict. (search)
e. They seem, however, to have a whole some dread of "bushwhackers, " apprehending that a tree may sometimes conceal an unerring rifleman, with a bullet ready to send through an invader's heart. A gentleman from Orange county Court-House arrived by the Central train yesterday afternoon. He confirms all that is stated above with reference to the depredations of the enemy in Culpeper and Madison and along the borders of Orange. There had been no forward movement of the enemy. There was slight skirmishing between the pickets of the contending forces nearly every day, and a general conflict was early looked for. The force which left Fredericksburg on Friday arrived at Rhodes's, in Orange county, on Saturday, and encamped on the farm of Dr. Serrell. On Sunday morning they took a road leading in a southerly direction, it is supposed with the intention of reaching the Central road. Finding themselves frustrated in this movement, they fell back to their main army in Culpeper.
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