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The Daily Dispatch: August 20, 1861., [Electronic resource] 1 1 Browse Search
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A Heroine. --We believe our Southern women themselves could whip the Yankees, if they were disposed to enter the field as "belligerents." A few cases illustrating the heroism of the gentler sex in the South have recently been brought to our notice, one of which we will mention, as the lady whose nerve was found adequate to the occasion of its trial is the daughter of our old and valued friend and fellow-citizen, Jacob Rohr, Sr., Esq., Mrs. Nancy Grove, wife of Mr. Geo. Grove, living near Middle Fork, in Upshur county, a few days before the fight at Rich Mountain, had the misfortune, in her husband's absence from home, to be visited by some of the thieving vagabonds of which Lincoln's army in Northwestern Virginia is composed. They came for the purpose of thieving. They entered Mr. Grove's house and gathered up some of his property for the purpose of carrying it off. Mrs. Grove, having no gun, resolutely seized the fire-shovel and the broomstick, and applying them vigorously to