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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