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one on the East Tennessee and Georgia railroad on Hiawassee River, Bradley County. Five minutes after the guard passed through, the whole bridge was in flames. Two bridges on the East Tennessee and Georgia railroad on Lick Creek, Green County, and another on Holstein River, were also burned. The guard at Lick Creek were unarmed. They were overwhelmed, tied, and carried away and kept during the day. The bridge on Holstein River was not guarded. It was thought unnecessary to guard it, Sullivan County being strongly Southern in feeling. The bridge at Holstein River is at Strawberry Plains. In Jefferson County the bridge was fired, but the fire was put out by the people. The city of Savannah, Ga., was in a state of intense excitement. The news of the capture of the Walker battery on Hilton Head, and the arrival of retreating troops, among them many of the wounded, aroused the intensest feeling. Everybody was in the street, and large crowds collected around the news and telegra
at Tampa Bay, Florida, by the national gunboat Tahoma; about the same time she destroyed the schooner Mary Jane.--A detachment of the First Missouri and Fifth Ohio cavalry under Major Henry, of the Fifth Ohio, four hundred strong, while on a reconnoissance, was surrounded near Fernando, Miss., by General Chambers, with two thousand rebels. They were routed and most of them captured or killed. Major Henry was taken prisoner. Fletcher Freeman, the National enrolling officer of Sullivan County, Indiana, was shot and instantly killed, while riding along a country road.--Chambersburgh, Pa., was evacuated by the rebels under Jenkins, who took up his line of march to Hagerstown.--A company of negroes arrived at Harrisburgh, Pa., from Philadelphia, but their services were declined by General Couch, on the ground that no authority had been granted by the War Department for the muster of colored troops into the service of the United States for a less period than three years.--three hundr
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Frankland, state of. (search)
with John Sevier as brigadier-general, and also a separate judicial district, with proper officers. But ambitious men urged the people forward, and at a second convention, at the same place, Dec. 14, 1784, they resolved to form an independent State, under the name of Frankland. A provisional government was formed; Sevier was chosen governor (March, 1785); the machinery of an independent State was put in motion, and the governor of North Carolina (Martin) was informed that the counties of Sullivan, Washington, and Greene were no longer a part of the State of North Carolina. Martin issued a proclamation, exhorting all engaged in the movement to return to their duty; and the Assembly passed an act of oblivion as to all who should submit. But the provisional constitution of Frankland, based upon that of North Carolina, was adopted (November, 1785) as a permanent one, and the new State entered upon an independent career. Very soon rivalries and jealousies appeared. Parties arose and
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories, Missouri Volunteers. (search)
1861, by authority of Gen. Lyon. Guard bridges of the Iron Mountain Railroad. Action at Potosi August 10. Mustered out September, 1861. Putnam County home Guard Infantry (2 Companies). Organized August, 1861. Duty in Putnam, Sullivan, Adair and Schuyler Counties. Mustered out October, 1861. St. Charles County Battalion home Guard Infantry (Krekel's). Organized July, 1861, by authority of Gen. Lyon. Duty in St. Charles County. Mustered out August, 1861. Scotpany Infantry. Organized July, 1861. Scouting in Schuyler County, and duty at Kirksville. Mustered out September, 1861. Sullivan County home Guard Infantry (2 Companies). Organized June, 1861, by authority of Gen. Lyon. Duty in Sullivan, Adair and Macon Counties. Mustered out September, 1861. Shelby County Company home Guard Infantry. Organized July 23, 1861, by authority of Gen. Hurlbut. Duty at Hannibal, Mo., and on Hannibal & St. Joseph Railroad. Mustered out
the Department will take particular pains to have the foregoing order read, and made public to the officers and soldiers in their respective commands." The Outbreak in East Tennessee.--a Lincolnites Camp broken up. From the Knoxville Register, of the 19th, we take the following: From 300 to 500 Lincolnites of Carter county, who were encamped in Doe River Cove, about six miles from Elizabethton, dispersed on the approach of the Confederate troops. The citizens of Hawkins, Sullivan, and Washington counties, to the number of about 500, turned out, on the news of the bridge-burning, and concentrated at Carter's Depot, (Watauga Bridge,) and organized themselves into a regiment Hon. Jos. B. Heiskell, member elect of Confederate States Congress, from the 1st Congressional district, was elected Colonel, Wm. L Rice, of Bristol, Lieut. Colonel, J. G. Bynum, of Rogersville, Major. This regiment of volunteers, together with Col. Stovall's battalion, numbering 500, includin
s arrested in November, 1861, by the Government, and kept four months in Fort Lafayette, has sued Secretary Seward for $50,000 damages. The case is just entered in the Supreme Court of New York. Each district Marshal of New York has 50 men engaged in enrolling the names of persons subject to the draft, and it is said that up to Saturday, the 20th, 150,000 names were down on the several lists. The inauguration of the bogus Government of Western Virginia took place at Wheeling on Saturday, the 20th. The enrolling officer of Sullivan county, Indiana, was shot dead on the 18th June, while riding along the road. An officer in Boone county was captured and held by men while women pelted him with eggs. Fearing an attack, the bankers and others of Pittsburg thought it prudent to remove their coin, and the American Express Company delivered in Cleveland, on the 15th ult, $15,000,000 in gold, and on the succeeding day $7,000,000 more, of which $650,000 was also in gold.