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The Daily Dispatch: August 1, 1861., [Electronic resource], Partition of territory in the Old Union. (search)
ecomes him, as chairman of the Military Committee of the United States, to censure an inferior officer for doing the same thing. the Rich Mountain "Heroes." A dispatch from Wheeling, July 25th, says: The Tenth Indiana Regiment, Col. Benton. three months volunteers, passed through here to-day, on their way home to be mustered out of service. They were introduced to Gov. Pierpont, who made a telling speech, thanking them in the name of Virginia for their gallant conduct at Rich Mountain.--They were the recipient to of a fine dinner, prepared by the patriotic ladies of Wheeling. the Battles of Manassas. The Washington correspondent of the Philadelphia Ledger (Black Republican) says: As to Gen. McDowell, it may be said that he should have brought his reserve into action to neutralize that of the enemy, which made a "battle lost a battle won." But it can properly be feared on this head that it was of no use to bring up the reserve except to cover the gener
thern press, this military suggestion to hold their tongues. If there are any men in the North under special obligations to the press of their section, it is the Northern military. Every victory they have gained has been gained in their newspapers, and nowhere else. Who can count the achievements which these knights of the pen have attributed to the knights of the sword? How adroitly these newspapers, which published so much, covered up the ghastly number of their dead and wounded at Rich Mountain, at Bethel, at Vienna, at Bull Run, and even at Manassas! Who can tell to this day the number that has been slaughtered upon the decks of their vessels in their various attacks upon our land batteries? Who more indebted than Gen. McClellan to the Northern press, which has so trumpeted his successes, gained in Western Virginia by the most tremendous odds, that they have made a great man of him, and puffed him to the head of the army? No one ought to understand better the value of an in
y half way ground. He that is not for us in his war of plunder of our property. (as legalized by the act of confiscation) of invasion of our homes and destruction of our dearest rights, is against us. We can no longer afford the luxury of nourishing in our midst vile conspirators, who would welcome the assassin and invader upon our soil, and assist him in driving the knife to our bosoms; and who would gladly guide the enemy's force through the mountain passes, as Virginia tories dia at Rich Mountain, to fall upon our brave volunteers and murder them. Neither can we permit men to leave our State and sit in high council at Washington upon our rights with those who send handcuffs with their army to manacle the proud freemen of the South, to confiscate our estates and doom us to a felons death. Not Mr Nelson, and all like him, would consult their own safety by a graceful acquiescence in the will of the people. Otherwise, he consuming indignation of a people now thoroughly aroused wil
Sword found at Rich Mountain. --Among the things the Federals picked up at Rich Mountain was a sword bearing the following inscription. It is in the possession of an Indiana Colonel of the name of Sullivan: The blade is inscribed as follows: "In testimony of the intrepidity and valor of Midshipman William Taylor, in two successive actions of the United States frigate Constitution, in which were captured the British frigate Guerriere, on the 14th of August, 1812, and the British frigRich Mountain was a sword bearing the following inscription. It is in the possession of an Indiana Colonel of the name of Sullivan: The blade is inscribed as follows: "In testimony of the intrepidity and valor of Midshipman William Taylor, in two successive actions of the United States frigate Constitution, in which were captured the British frigate Guerriere, on the 14th of August, 1812, and the British frigate Java, on the 29th of December, 1812, the State of Virginia bestows this sword."
ip 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 the heads and shoulders of the cowardly, thieving scamps, obliged t
A good reply. --A negro, (a servant be longing to certain members of the Buckingham institute Guard,) taken by the Yankees at Rich Mountain, was asked by them if all the prisoners were not forced into service, replied, "No, sir;" so far from it, a Stay Law was passed to keep them at home, or all would have come to fight the Yankees. This incident actually happened.
brave, is enjoyed by us Hard fighting and an chundance of it is before us. The next fortnight will witness, in my opinion, some as severe battles in this section as have yet marked this conflict. The army we have gathered together are, you may say, picked troop, and will give a splendid account of themselves. It is well that it is so for the army we oppose is not made up of dandies or dastards either, but the best material in the Federal service. They are flushed with their success at Rich Mountain and on Cheat River. We are flushed with the Southern triumphs at Manassas, and determined to redeem the reverses in the Northwest and will fight better. "There are about — men on the mountain three miles from here, and — more pushing on, not as fast as they can walk, but as fast as they can eat. The commissariat is the great difficulty in this far-off, hilly, rough, and inhospitable section. I think they ought to pay us treble wages for the rain, which falls six-teen times a
the Gaps; that he may then make a rapid rush past them, to Beverly, and hurry on to Grafton and the key to our railroad communication. Of this plan — if plan it be — and of our movements to resist it, or any other attempt that the enemy may make, it need only be said that General Rosecranz is supposed to be maturing ample preparations. Meanwhile the reviving hopes of the Secessionists may be observed in an infallible barometer. Those who are familiar with the Philippi, Laurel Hill and Rich Mountain campaign, will remember what an outburst of guerilla fighting there was through all this section of Western Virginia just before the more serious operations began. Already something of the same kind is beginning to be noticeable again. Every day or two we hear of some of our men being shot at from behind the bushes by the roadside; but yesterday a teamster told me of being fired upon while driving a United States team between here and Weston, and to-day there come stories of a skirmish
rp-Shooters, Capt. Tompkins, 23d Regiment Virginia Volunteers, Col. Taliaferro, now in the Northwest, at Monterey. They did all the skirmishing at Laurel Hill, and stood their ground and fought without flinching at Carrick's Ford, on Cheat River, during the retreat, ten of whom were sent with General Garnett and stood by him when he was shot, one of whom was shot by the side of, and fell at the same time as the General. No mention is even made of sending them anything. They are all mechanics from this city. Many are the only support of aged parents and families. Something ought to be done for this company, which will and is always ready to do its duty." The praise bestowed on the Sharp-Shooters they fully deserve. Second Sergeant A. P. LeCuyer, who was taken prisoner at Rich Mountain and paroled by Gen. McClellan, who is now in Richmond, will take pleasure in sending any articles which may be designed for the company, if they are left at Michaud's Saloon, Belvin's Block.
forwarded to Georgia. Corporation Court, Aug. 26th, 1861.--Present; Justices Summers, Parker, Moseley, Stevens, and Harrison: John Duffes, charged with robbing William Wright, and David A Fish charged with shooting Wilson S. Pepper, were acquitted by the Court. John E. Purdie, charged with uttering seditions sentiments, and hostile intentions against the State, and required by the Mayor to find surety in the sum of $500 for good conduct for 12 months, was discharged from Jail by the Court, on giving surety in the sum of $100 for good behavior to the citizens for 12 months. Galerius. P. S.--One o'clock.--The steamer Arrow, sent down to Fort Monroe to look after the Kahukee, has returned with the intelligence that the last-named steamer was detained unavoidably, and without any compulsion on the part of Wool. She will bring twenty-three prisoners, taken at Rich Mountain, in exchange, besides several lady passengers, and is expected to arrive here this afternoon.
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