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o write D. that he would have no difficulty on the street with him — that he would change the terms of settlement with him; had written a few lines of the note when news came that D. was killed; the interval was not longer than I could set down at my desk and write; thinks he saw the shape of a pistol on Mr. Ford; had his overcoat hung over his shoulders; difficulty originated from Dr's discharging F., (according to statement of the latter;) both parties consulted with me; my opinion is that Dixon's manner in clocharging Ford was the cause of the difficulty; I am induced to think there were other causes, but I don't know what they were; there were no charges against Ford in the House for dereliction of duty; thought him a very efficient clerk. A. R. Lamar sworn: Knew nothing of the facts of the killing; sometime this week D. came into the Hall and said to F, as nearly as I can recollect. "If you can't do my work, I shall have to get somebody else," F. replied, but did not hear it
rmed with a navy revolver, which he pointed at Dixon and fired. During the firing Forde advanced sdifficulty, but to go and have Forde arrested; Dixon's reply was, "Well, come and take a drink;" thistol in his hand; raised is and pointed it at Dixon; when first seen by me he was on the sidewalk,red seven times out of a six-barrelled pistol; Dixon's revolver snapped once or twice, and he drew e before he fired the third time, Dixon fired; Dixon's pistol then snapped twice, and after that hebuilding; where I found a crowd gathered round Dixon's body, who was then dead; am confident the maarrived on the spot immediately after, and had Dixon's body removed into the room of the Young Men'Christian Association, where he took charge of Dixon's papers and personal effects. The Commonwhich was shown him was one of the papers upon Dixon's person. Witness replied that it was, and sts nearly simultaneous; if anything, he thought Dixon's pistol went off first; witness said he was t
uld go with any one, and was willing to surrender to any one; returned to where Dixon's body was lying; heard Cardozo remark, "he has been after him all the morning,ked who fire first, to which Goodrich replied, "it is impossible to tell; I saw Dixon's pistol first, and I judge he fired first." To be sure that he was right, witnong them Mr. Richardson; was satisfied that Goodrich told him that he first saw Dixon's pistol and his impression was that Dixon fired first; first report witness heh to make a statement. I wish to tell this witness if he says I told him I saw Dixon's pistol first he says what is not so; he tells a lie. The Court told Goodwhat was his impression with reference to the firing, when the reply was "I saw Dixon's pistol first, and as a matter of course I think he fired the first shot, but a musket; could not hear the snapping of a pistol; there was an uncertainty in Dixon's movements; be moved about on the sidewalk, as if dodging or trying to get out
retreating enemy, when they were led into an ambuscade of a battery of artillery masked, and forty of them killed or wounded, among them Lieut. Norvell. As to the movements of our army, after the capture of Winchester, we have rumors in abundance, but think it useless to give them in their confused form. We may state, however, that there is little doubt that our forces are to-day treading the soil of Maryland, with a strong probability that our cavalry at least have crossed Mason's and Dixon's line, and are now foraging on the Dutch farmers in the Cumberland Valley, in Pennsylvania. From the Potomac river at Williamsport, via Hagerstown, to the Pennsylvania line, the distance is not over fifteen miles, and the country is rich and productive — just such indeed as to invited the attention of a cavalry force at this season of the year. Still Later At the War Department last night the following dispatch was received from Gen. Lee. Martinsburg is situated on the Baltimore a
Narrative of a Yankee spy in Richmond. The New York Herald contains a two column letter, written by Harvey Birch, a spy hailing and dating from Baltimore. His sojourn in Richmond extended from March last up to a few days ago. The following is the narrative of the adventures of this unblushing scoundrel: Why I Went to Dixie — How I met Mosby. I left Washington on the 19th of March last for the purpose of invading the "sacred soil" to a point near Mason and Dixon's line. The object of my journey being of no concern to anybody, I need not take time to disclose. On the afternoon of the third day I cautiously crossed Ashby's Gap, in the Blue Ridge, and was just felicitating myself on having succeeded in doing so unobserved when I was surrounded by a grinning gang of Mosby's robbers. They declared me to be a Yankee spy, and, in spite of all the persuasion and arguments I could use, made me, prisoner. Their chief was at Upperville, and to his august presence I had to be co
The Daily Dispatch: October 19, 1863., [Electronic resource], Secret history of the subjugation of Maryland. (search)
ble man, is shrewd and reliable, and if stopped will be a loss to us. With lively recollections of our brief intercourse and your kindly manner, and a good hope that all will be well, am yours, Tho. H. Hicks. J. Bly denounces a supposed spy as follows: Their passes were procured by E. Petherbridge, who knew their sentiments well having cooperated with them and others during the last twelve months in efforts to divide the M. E. Church on the slavery question by Mason & Dixon's line. Strange as it may seem this same Petherbridge is in the service of the Government as a recruiting officer. One day he procured passes for well known and mischievous Secessionists and the next recruits for the Government. The case of Dr. McGill, of Hagerstown, is thus disposed of: Department of State,Washington, Sept. 21, 1862. Maj.-Gen. N. P. Banks, Darnestown, Md: General: If you can arrest Dr. Charles McGill, of Hagerstown, Md., or cause him to be arrested and s
The Daily Dispatch: November 27, 1863., [Electronic resource], Reported fighting on the Rapidan — the enemy said to be Crossing. (search)
yrotechnic which will celebrate Edward Everett's demise in that region where hypocrites wail and gnash their teeth. We will not argue the question with Mr. Edward Everett whether the people of the South, if left to themselves, would vote for the old Union. Suppose he induces his master Abraham to try the experiment. We ask no more. Let him call off his bloodhounds from every Southern State, disband his military, and permit us to do the same, and then, without a bayonet from Mason and Dixon's line to the Gulf, let the people of the Southern States vote for or against the Union! Let him begin the experiment with even the border States of Maryland and Missouri! Will he do it? He would sooner cut off his right hand. Abraham Lincoln understands, if Mr. Edward Everett does not, that the Union is a dead cock in the pit, and that he has killed it with his own hands. No matter what the original merits of the quarrel, the Yankee mode of conducting this war has made the union of fir
North-Carolina Election. Raleigh, July 28. --The vote at Camp Holmes was Vance 162, Holden 3. Pettigrew Hospital — Vance 67, Holden 27. Fair Grounds — Vance 64, Holden 2. Peace Institute — Vance 451, Holden 10. Wayside Hospital — Vance 30, Holden 2. Lexington — Vance 92, Holden 4. Fayetteville — Vance 133, Holden 9. Goldsboro'--Vance 183, Holden 2. Wilson — Vance 134, Holden 1.--Greensboro'--Vance 521, Holden none. --Twenty-fifth N. Carolina regiment — Vance 226 majority. First battalion sharpshooters--Vance 115, Holden none. First N. Carolina cavalry regiment — Vance 420, Holden none. Barringer's brigade — Vance 959, Holden none. Dixon's battery, at Kinston — Vance 95, Holden none. Kittrell's hospital — Vance 58, Holden 2. Lynchburg, July 29.--The vote of North Carolina soldiers in the City Warehouse Hospital here is
The Daily Dispatch: March 3, 1865., [Electronic resource], Proclamation by the President, appointing a day of fasting, humiliation and prayer, with thanksgiving. (search)
as a temporary guard until other dispositions might be made by General Schofield. Major Terry met the Mayor, Mr. John Dawson, who expressed his willingness to surrender the city and place it under the protection of the Union troops.-- Major Terry communicated the fact to his father, General Terry, who, at the court-house, thereupon formally received the surrender of Wilmington from its chief executive, His Honor Mayor Dawson. Were the city of Wilmington located north of Mason and Dixon's line, with the present 22d day of February occurring in the earlier years of rebellion, when the passage of troops "off to the wars" was a novelty, and an inspiration to the most enthusiastic patriotism, the advent of our army could hardly have called forth more vehement popular demonstrations. Flags, stained with age in the hiding places to which they had been consigned during the thraldom of rebellion, were brought forth to kiss again the bright sunlight and to wave a welcome to their r
eanwhile drawing a revolver from behind him. He then stepped out of the room for a moment returned, and took deliberate aim at Dixon and fired. The ball struck him on the back of the head, but glanced, and inflicted only a slight wound. The policeman who was present to keep order seized Drew, but he got away and ran outside. The wounded man then ran out and knocked him down with a bar of iron. Thereupon the unfortunate Dixon was taken into custody. After the shooting, two negroes cut at Dixon with razors, and one of them was arrested and locked up. The whole affair is supposed to have originated from a certain kind of jealousy entertained by Drew towards Dixon. It appears from all the circumstances that have been ascertained that the latter was living with a negro woman formerly kept by Drew, whom he had quit, but continued to love, "not wisely, but too well." Powhatan Drew has been arrested and committed for examination; also, John Astrop, charged with cutting Joseph Shill
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