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Arrival of an ex-united States officer. --Captain B. H. Robertson, formerly of the Second Dragoons, who has been on duty in the West for many months past, arrived in Richmond on yesterday. Captain R., who was in the recruiting service here several years ago, will be remembered as the officer who first instructed the Governor's Guard in their duty as soldiers — instructions which their services in the field of battle since shows was not forgotten by them. As various reports have been in circulation relative to his remaining in the Federal army, we deem it but just to him to state that, as soon as the first news of the capture of Fort Sumter reached him, Captain R. addressed letters to Mr. John M. Patton and others, in this city, requesting his friends to be informed that he would be with them as soon as the snows of the Rocky Mountains would permit him to travel. He left Utah, (where he has been on duty as Assistant Adjutant General,) with his family, on the 2d of June, and ha
Personal. --Col. B. H. Robertson, of the 4th regiment Virginia Cavalry, has been in Richmond for a few days past, attending to business relating to his command.
The Daily Dispatch: February 22, 1862., [Electronic resource], Bennett's Stories about the force at Roanoke Island (search)
Bennett's Stories about the force at Roanoke Island Bennett's account of the force at Roanoke Island is full of errors. He has manifestly taken up some old list published last summer, not even then correct, since which there have been numerous changes in officers and companies. The following four cavalry companies which now belong to Col. B. H. Robertson's 4th Virginia cavalry, and are at Manassas with his command, are set down in the column of "Rebel garrison at Roanoke," viz: Chesterfield Guard, Governor's Guard, Han-over Dragoons, and Goochland Light Dragoons, Bennett names as the officers of these companies, in the order in which they are printed above: Capts. Wm. B. Ball, J. G. Cabell, Williams C. Wickham, and Julien C. Harrison. They have all been promoted, as follows: Lieutenant Colonel Wm. B. Ball, on duty in the Peninsula; Julien Harrison, Lieutenant Colonel, and J. G. Cabell, Major Sixth Virginia Cavalry. Williams C. Wickham, Lieutenant Colonel Fourth Virginia C
cluding, the previous question was called by Mr. Douglas, and the vote being taken, the bill passed — Ayes 34, noes 5. Purchase of arms for the State. Mr. Robertson, of Richmond, from a joint committee, by leave, introduced "a bill to authorize, field artillery to be made and small arms purchased for the State." The bill pby the several corporations of the State, exempt from State taxation, and that he report the same to the General Assembly. Virginia claims to be paid. Mr. Robertson, of Richmond, offered the following joint resolution; which lies over one day under the rule: Resolved. (the House of Delegates concurring,) That the Audisburg, in the county of Shenandoah, with the Winchester and Potomac Railroad, at or near Winchester, in the county of Frederick. Defence of the State. Mr. Robertson, of Richmond, called up the bill to organize and call out certain military forces for the defence of the State; which was amended and variously discussed — pen
tes. Friday, Feb. 21, 1862. The House was called to order at 11 o'clock. Several bills were read and ordered to engrossment. On motion of Mr. Kaufman, the bill for the relief of John Avis, late jailor of Jefferson county, was called up and passed. Resolutions adopted. The following resolutions were offered: By Mr. Saunders--For the reconsideration of the vote by which the constitutional majority of this House was last night determined. Adopted. On motion of Mr. Robertson, of Richmond, the original report and resolution was recommitted to the Committee on Courts. By Mr. Newton--Inquiring into the expediency of furnishing from the State forces of Virginia a number of seamen, not exceeding 4,000, for the defence of the Chesapeake and its tributaries. Adopted. By Mr. Woolfolk--Inquiring into the expediency of reporting a bill imposing a heavy tax on agents for procuring substitutes for militiamen and volunteers in the army, and requiring them, befor
rate States to make Confederate notes a legal tender, and instructing our Senators and requesting our Representatives to vote for the passage of such as act, was rejected. The vote resulted — yeas 3, nays 25, as follows: Yeas.--Messrs. Alderson, Finney, and Pats--3. Nays.--Messrs. Armstrong, Ball, Branch, Carraway, Carson, Collter, Dickinson of Prince Edward, Dickenson of Grayson, Greever, Hart, Johnson, Logan, Massie; McKenney, Neeson, Newlon, Newman, Pennybacker, Quesenberry. Robertson, Thomas of Henry, Thompson, Urquhart, Whittle, and Whitten--25. The third resolution, in regard to the States guaranteeing the Confederate bonds in their several Confederate proportions, was taken up and adopted. A resolution from the House, providing for the removal of the prisoners in the city jail, in the discretion of the Judge of the Hustings Court and the Governor, was taken up, and being so amended as to provide that those confined for violating city ordinances shall be re
On motion of Mr. Edmunds, the chair was vacated for one hour. The chair was resumed by the Speaker, (Mr. Sheffey,) at fifteen minutes to 12 o'clock. Mr. Robertson, of the city of Richmond, offered a joint resolution authorizing the Governor, in conjunction with the Judge of the Hustings Court of Richmond, to make such arnfined in the city prison as they may deem expedient; and that he may appropriate therefore money out of any contingent fund he may have under his control Mr. Robertson said that there were now in the city jail some eighty prisoners, twenty of whom were confined for felonies, and the rest for other offences. The Sergeant was with violations of city ordinances shall be removed, when necessary, and supported at the expense of the city. The House concurred in the amendment. Mr. Robertson, of Richmond, presented an act amending the 3d section of the act, passed on the 3d of March, providing for the issue of notes of a less denomination than five
Goochland Light Dragoons. A report has been in circulation, to the effect that the flag of this company was captured in the fight near Williamsburg. We present below an official and reliable contradiction of this report: Headqr's 4th Va. Cavalry, May 17th. A report having been circulated that the flag of the "Goochland Light Dragoons," 4th Virginia Cavalry, was captured by the enemy, near Williamsburg, on Sunday, the 4th inst., I take the earliest opportunity to correct the statement. The flag is still in possession of the company. B. H. Robertson, Colonel 4th Virginia Cavalry.
The Daily Dispatch: July 21, 1862., [Electronic resource], The lines East of the Blue Ridge — affairs in the Valley. (search)
ing several, and taking forty-four prisoners. The pursuit was kept up as far as the south bank of the river, across which the larger portion of the Yankees succeeded in swimming their horses, and made good their escape. The prisoners, who were brought to Richmond on Saturday evening by the Central train, belong abjectly to the 5th New York cavalry regiment. There is no loss reported on the Confederate side. Altogether, this was a brilliant little affair. Our last accounts from Gen. B. H. Robertson's command, in the Valley, represent that he is conducting the campaign there with skill and success, and at the same time keeping a sharp eye upon the movements of the enemy East of the Blue Ridge. A skirmish occurred about a week since between Luray and White House Ford, Page county, in which the Yankees were completely routed. It appears that Capt. Harry Gilmot, leading some five or six companies of Confederate cavalry, charged upon six squadrons of the enemy and drove them throug
From the Valley. From the most direct information we have from the Valley, we infer that matters are bright for the Confederate cause. We published a few days ago based upon intelligence received gentleman who came through from last week. We have since been permitted from a letter received by a gentleman in a member of the cavalry corps now by Gen, B. H. Robertson. This letter all that has previously been stated with the frequent desertions from the Fed. of the Valley and the disinclination of Yankee troops there to engage our forces. The of the writer may be regarded an the character of a man of . He says: a Yankee are leaving the Valley rapidly. They have a considerable amount of supplies at and we will either capture or of them. Our presence, too, induces and they flock to rapidly. came up to Powell's day be five in another. Four hundred regiment at Front Royal the leaving nothing but officers. There is and in the Yankee army and if their m
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