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Among certain articles dug up at Yorktown, Va., last winter by Northern soldiers, the Hartford Times, says, was a small red stone, which, upon closing, proved to be a garnet; and a further inspection revealed the interesting fact that it had once formed a part of the signet ring of the Marquis de Rechambeau, the liberty-loving commander of the French army in this country, who acted in concert with Washington in plans which won for us the battle of Yorktown. It contains the noble Count a motto in Latin and his family crest. A fire broke out in Savannah, Ga., on Friday last, which destroyed the Gibbon's House, one of the most extensive hotels in the city. The building was estimated to be worth $76,000.
Heenan, the prize fighter, is thought to be gradually dying so the Northern papers say. He is taking his time at it and not hurrying himself. He never got over that beating by the English prizefighter. George N. Reynolds, of Charleston, S. C. father of Gen Reynolds, of Mo, died at Columbia, S. C, a few days ago. He was a native of Yorktown, Va. Dr. Jno H Patterson, one of the oldest physicians of Lynchburg, Va., died on the 20th inst.
The Daily Dispatch: April 29, 1864., [Electronic resource], Reported advance of the enemy on the Peninsula. (search)
Cairo, April 20.--Information obtained from reliable sources confirms the statement of the Chicago Journal's Red river letter of the 10th inst, concerning the battle of Pleasant Hill on the 8th, that account being mainly correct. Our loss, however, was greater than therein stated. The fight wound up in the enemy being handsomely whipped, and driven from the field with a heavy loss. Deserters from the Yankee army — important letter from Gen. Wistar. Headquarters U. S. Forces, Yorktown, Va., April 15, 1864. General — An extended spirit of desertion prevailing among the recruits recently received from the North, in some of the regiments of my command, has led me to make some inquiries resulting in apparently well authenticated information, which I beg respectfully to communicate to you in this unofficial manner, deeming it required by humanity, no less than by our common desire to benefit the service. There seems to be little doubt that many, in fact I think I am
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