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te Sulphur Springs to Cincinnati and to Kentucky, on the route pursued by Lewis and his army in 1774, on their way to fight the Indians at Point Pleasant, where Logan was killed. In short, your course from Staunton to the mouth of Gauley, near which Generals Floyd and Wise are operating, is due West; whereas the course from Staunton to Beverly and Cheat Mountain, where Gens. Lee and Loring are operating, is almost due North. From the mouth of Gauley to Beverly, from the Hawk's Nest to Rich Mountain, is a very long distance, more than a hundred miles, the way obstructed by the most stupendous mountains in the State, and marked by no direct road. If Professor Lowe could take the Yankee news-writers up in his balloon, and show them the distance and the character of country intervening between the counties of Randolph and of Fayette, those writers never would again confound the movements of our armies on the Sewell and the Cheat Mountains. The importance of the movements of Gen.
From Norfolk, [special Correspondence of the Dispatch.] Norfolk, Aug. 28th, 1861. The steamer Kahukee, whose detention at Old Point I mentioned in my last, returned to the city last evening at 7 o'clock. Twenty-three of the prisoners taken by the Federal troops at Rich Mountain came up from the fort in the steamer and were comfortably quartered at the Atlantic Hotel. They were liberated on parole. Several of them were badly wounded. One young man lost a leg, which was amputated above the knee, and two or three lost each an arm. Considerable anxiety is manifested by our citizens to see the liberated prisoners and to hear their statements relative to the Rich Mountain fight, their capture, imprisonment, treatment, &c. The detention of the boat seems to have been owing to unnecessary ceremony and a lack of prompt attention — some say competency on the part of the Federal officers; one of whom, I also learn, used impertinent language when the boat arrived at the fort, bu
pany C. 23d Va. Reg't, mortally wounded, at Carrick's Ford; lived 12 hours. Private Jones, Company A, 23d Va. Reg't, mortally wounded, at Carrick's Ford; lived 6 hours. Serg'nt Pierson, Company I, 23d Va. Reg't after amputation of leg, at Rich Mountain. Private Bagby, Company D, 20th Va. Reg't, after amputation of thigh, at Rich Mountain. Private Wm. H. Campbell, Greenbrier Cavalry, wounded through arm and chest, (accidental,) near Beverly. [Signed,] Wm. A. Carrington, Late Sually wounded, at Carrick's Ford; lived 12 hours. Private Jones, Company A, 23d Va. Reg't, mortally wounded, at Carrick's Ford; lived 6 hours. Serg'nt Pierson, Company I, 23d Va. Reg't after amputation of leg, at Rich Mountain. Private Bagby, Company D, 20th Va. Reg't, after amputation of thigh, at Rich Mountain. Private Wm. H. Campbell, Greenbrier Cavalry, wounded through arm and chest, (accidental,) near Beverly. [Signed,] Wm. A. Carrington, Late Surgeon 23d Va. Volunteers.
Major Haskins, late a lieutenant in the Buckingham Lee Guards. of Rich Mountain fame, arrived in the Danville train yesterday afternoon, bringing with him as a prisoner a Dutchman recently arrested in Bedford county. This prisoner is a miserable wretch in appearance, and ought to feel thankful that he has now a prospect of getting something to eat and perhaps to wear. He is stolid, ignorant really or feignedly, cannot or will not disclose his name, and is altogether an unpromising liegeman of his Royal Highness Abraham I. The prisoner declared that he had been a member of the Baltimore Blues. He gave no intelligible account of the manner in which he got into Bedford; but a vowed his purpose to fight against the Confederacy, for which purpose he was endeavoring to make his way to the Potomac, beyond Manassas. He was sent to prison in this city, Major Haskins continues in the service, notwithstanding his regiment is to be mustered out to-day.
The 20th Regiment. --This Regiment, which was commanded by Colonel Pegram at Rich Mountain, and about 600 of which were taken prisoners, is, we learn, to be mustered out of service to-day. The six hundred taken prisoners were discharged upon their parole not to fight against Lincoln's Government until they were exchanged for Lincoln prisoners taken by the Confederate army.
The Daily Dispatch: September 11, 1861., [Electronic resource], Franklin, Pendleton co., Aug. 28, 1861. (search)
Franklin, Pendleton co., Aug. 28, 1861. We have occasionally during this war exhibitions of self-reliance and determination amongst our people that are worthy of being handed down to posterity. Away from the centres of excitement, and, we may say, of information, we find men ready and willing to sacrifice all in defence of our State. Such is the affair we now give, and vouch for its truthfulness. When the unfortunate affair of Rich Mountain was over, and Garnett's army had retreated into our Valley, the whole western portion of our county was exposed to the inroads of the thieving Hessians. That portion of the county was full of cattle, and hence the desire of the enemy to possess it. Soon after the enemy had possession of Beverly, news came of their advance by the Seneca Pass, and of their ravages on Dry. Fork and Shaver's Mountain. Then it was that a heroic band of mountaineers — we wish we could give their names — under the leadership of Allen White, numbering a
time at the Virginia Military Institute,) and 1st Lieut. P. M. Terrill. The names of the other officers I am unable to ascertain.--This company was ordered to Rich Mountain, where, a few weeks after their arrival, Captain Ervin was seriously injured by a fall which he received, and has not recovered yet. He was a fine officer and After his mishap, the command devolved upon Lieut. Terrill. His company, called the Bath (Va.) Greys, were in Col. Heck's command, and were taken prisoners at Rich Mountain; were paroled, and are now at their respective homes waiting to be exchanged, when they will again start, as before, ready and eager for a brush with the enemy. They had a shooting match at Rich Mountain, in which the Greys far excelled, cutting the target literally to pieces, at the distance of three hundred yards. The cavalry and the Greys are composed of the flower of Bath. We have a regularly organized hospital at Warm Springs, the county seat of Bath.--There are a great many s
death of a Confederate officer--"Old St. Paul's" Burying-ground — companies Disbanding, &c. Norfolk, Sept. 13, 1861. a flag of truce was sent up to Craney Island yesterday, from Fortress Monroe, with six ladies who reside in the South, and three of the wounded prisoners from Rich Mountain. A large number of letters were also brought with the flag of truce. the death of Lieutenant U. F. Sherrill, of company K, second Regiment North Carolina Volunteers, is announced. At a meeting of the commissioned officers of a detachment of the Regiment, resolutions were passed relative to the deceased, from which I copy the first two: 1. Resolved, That in the death of Lieutenant Sherrill we have lost a noble and prudent man, a generous friend and an officer whose efficiency and kindness endeared him to both officers and men. 2. Resolved, That in our intercourse with him, both socially and officially, we have ever found him at his post, ready and willing to d
From Norfolk. Paroled prisoners — a schooner abandoned--fifteen thousand Dollars sunk with her — Commercial meeting — Portsmouth Baptist Association, &c. [special Correspondence of the Dispatch.] Norfolk, Oct. 2d, 1861. Fourteen of the Confederate soldiers who were taken prisoners at Rich Mountain, and who have been released on parole, arrived here last evening. They arrived at Old Point yesterday from Baltimore, having reached that city via Columbus, Ohio, on Monday. Several of these brave men are badly wounded, some five or six being compelled to use crutches. One of them, whose name is John A. Taylor, lost his right leg, which was amputated close to the hip joint. His left leg was terribly mangled, but will probably be saved. I learn that he fought with most desperate and reckless bravery at one of the guns of the gallant Captain Delagnel. Taylor states that there were about a dozen of his comrades who had their legs amputated, and that all have died. <
Lafayette prisoners. Lieut. Sharp, who is among the Hatter is prisoners at Fort Lafayette, writes that his comrades and himself are still confined at Fort Hamilton, on Governor's Island, and that they are all well, and as cheerful as men can be, situated as they are, and separated from the comforts and companionship of home. They have a sutler, and enjoy all the articles of diet daily which the New York markets afford. Lieut. Sharp writes that Lieutenant Pegram, who surrendered at Rich Mountain, and Capt. De. Lagnel, captured subsequently, have been transferred from Fort Lafayette to Fort Hamilton, and are now quartered with all the commissioned officers taken at Hatteras. This removal is no doubt highly gratifying to Messrs. Pegram and De Lagnel, as they are thus brought in contact with brother officers and familiar and intimate friends. The society at Fort Lafayette was as good as they could have desired, but they have more acquaintances on Governor's Island, and enjoy more
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