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The Daily Dispatch: February 10, 1862., [Electronic resource], To Punish Fraud. (search)
A deserter. --Patrick H. Bailey, the man who pretended to have lost an arm at Rich Mountain, was proved on Saturday to have been a deserter from Capt. Woolfolk's "Ashland artillery" company, and was sent to jail to be called for by his commanding officer. He had been sent down on Friday for false pretences and as a suspicious character.
The Daily Dispatch: February 14, 1862., [Electronic resource], Finally disposed of. (search)
Finally disposed of. --Patrick. H. Bailey, heretofore arrested as a spy, by making representations of having lost a hand at Rich Mountain, and who proved to be a drunken humbug on examination, was brought before the Mayor on yesterday, and put in jail for a year, on failing to give security for his good behavior.
The Daily Dispatch: April 3, 1862., [Electronic resource], The
Southwest aroused. (search)
Napoleonic. McClellan, not content with rendering himself ridiculous by his proclamation after the affair of Rich Mountain, is on the stilts again. His late "order of the day," announcing an advance upon Richmond, is a parody upon the Napoleonic proclamations. In some places he almost quotes the words of the great conqueror. For instance, Napoleon says, "it will only be necessary to say 'I was in the great battle, under the walls of Moscow,' to authorize the reply, 'there goes a brave man!'" McClellan tells his Yankees, "when this war is over, we will all return to our homes, and feel that we can ask no higher honor than the proud consciousness that we belonged to the army of the Potomac." Richmonds as it is in other respects, the first portion of this proclamation is at least instructive. We subjoin it: "For a long time I have kept you inactive, but not without a purpose. You were to be disciplined, armed and instructed. The formidable artillery you now have, ha
Arrests by the Military Police. --On Saturday Messrs. McCoul and Thomas arrested at the Danville Depot, a man named J. H. Goodman, a citizen of Powhatan county, who is charged with leaving that place to escape the performance of military duty, and exhibiting in this city, for the same purpose, forged papers as a paroled prisoner from Rich Mountain. Officers Thomas and Perdue also arrested, on Saturday, on 17th street, a desperate character called Richard Pearce alias Dick Duff, whose exploits in the line of murder and ruffianism have given his name a bad pre-eminence amongst offenders against law and order. Both of the above parties were conveyed to Castle Godwin.
The Daily Dispatch: June 7, 1862., [Electronic resource], From New Orleans. (search)
McClellan. We had been disposed until recent occurrences to think highly of this man as an officer and a gentleman. His treatment of the prisoners taken at Rich Mountain was said to have been humane and liberal, and in marked contrast with the brutality of other Yankee officers. To be sure, we could not reconcile with our notions of an honorable man a compact to retain his salary as President of a railroad company while he was commanding the army of the Yankee Government in the field. We thought it a little inconsistent, also, that he should be leading such an army against the South while he was declaring in private that he would much rather lead an army against New England. But we were willing to overlook all this, in consideration of the liberality to which we have alluded. We are now satisfied that we gave him a credit to which he is not entitled. His lying dispatches to his master at Washington prove him to be no better than Wool and Butler. From the field at Will
The Daily Dispatch: July 21, 1862., [Electronic resource], Paroled for Exchange. (search)
Paroled for Exchange. --On Saturday, Capt. Chas. J. Whiting. of the 5th U. S. cavalry, was paroled to return home and effect a special exchange of himself for Capt. Geo. R. Smith, C. S. A., who was taken prisoner at Rich Mountain last summer and paroled by the enemy, and who was thought long since to have been exchanged, measures having been taken to that end months since. There is hardly a doubt but that the Federal Captain will succeed in his mission.
The Daily Dispatch: August 1, 1862., [Electronic resource], From the