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into the militia service of the State, General Schofield issued an order informing them that the subjects of foreign powers, lawfully pursuing their avocations, were exempt from such service.--The Union fortes stationed at Grand Junction, Miss., were withdrawn from that place to Bolivar, Tenn. All the public property and cotton were removed prior to the withdrawal. Lieutenant-Colonel W. C. Starr, Ninth Virginia infantry, and about eighty of his command were surprised and captured at Summerville, Va., by a superior force of rebel cavalry under the command of Major Bailey. Large and enthusiastic meetings were this day held at Pittsburgh, Pa., Oswego, N. Y., Stamford and Middletown, Conn., to promote enlistments into the army under the call of President Lincoln for additional troops. At the meeting at Stamford two thousand five hundred dollars were collected for the families of volunteers, and in that of Oswego resolutions were unanimously adopted in favor of a more vigorous
atched his opportunity, and gave them the slip in the darkness of the night. The rebels fired three or four shots after him, but missed him. Thinking Harris might also escape, one of the gang shot him through the body, saying: We'll make short of you, before you try on the same game. They then rode away, leaving him for dead by the roadside.--National intelligencer. A successful reconnoissance was made this morning by a detachment of Union troops, under the command of General Geary, from Harper's Ferry, along the Shenandoah to the vicinity of Berryville, Va. They captured a number of prisoners, destroyed a rebel cloth factory, which cost over one hundred thousand dollars, and obtained some valuable information concerning the numbers and position of the rebel forces. The Seventh Illinois cavalry attacked a force of rebel troops encamped near Summerville, Miss., and captured twenty-eight of their number, including a captain and two lieutenants, with their horses, arms, etc.
became engaged with one thousand of Richardson's troops. Finding his force overpowered, Colonel Prince fell back to Summerville, where they remained for the night. Next morning, (twenty-fifth,) he again moved forward, and finding his advance oppproperly executed at La Fayette, Forrest and his whole force would now have been our prisoners. During the fight at Summerville, between the Seventh Illinois cavalry and a part of Richardson's troops, Colonel Prince, in trying to rally his men, b main body, and, after the regiment had cut its way out, managed to pass through the enemy's lines and escape alone to Summerville. At that place he was concealed by a Union citizen, and at night was guided between the rebel pickets, and arrived sasame true-hearted patriots. Lieutenant McIntire, of the Ninth Illinois cavalry, relates that just as the fight near Summerville commenced he arrived on the ground with a despatch from General Grierson to Colonel Prince. Finding himself surrounde
de, so cleverly and often had she led Jackson's cavalry upon the Federal outposts in West Virginia, that the Northern Government offered a large reward for her capture. Lieutenant-Colonel Starr of the Ninth West Virginia finally caught her at Summerville in July, 1862. While in a temporary prison, she faced the camera for the first time in her life, displaying more alarm in front of the innocent contrivance than if it had been a body of Federal soldiery. She posed for an itinerant photographeather upon her head. Nancy managed to get hold of her guard's musket, shot him dead, and escaped on Colonel Starr's horse to the nearest Confederate detachment. A few days later, July 25th, she led two hundred troopers under Major Bailey to Summerville. They reached the town at four in the morning, completely surprising two companies of the Ninth West Virginia. They fired three houses, captured Colonel Starr, Lieutenant Stivers and other officers, and a large number of the men, and disappe
Col. O. M. Roberts, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 12.1, Alabama (ed. Clement Anselm Evans), Battles of the Western army in which Albama troops were engaged. (search)
tal loss 40. Alabama troops, parts of 1st, 3d Cav., and 3d Conf. Cav. Tap's Gap, Ala., Sept. 1. Gen. Jos. Wheeler; total loss 25.—Federal, total loss 50. Alabama troops, parts of 1st Cav., and 3d Conf. Cav. McNeil's Gap, Ala., Sept. 1. Gen. Jos. Wheeler; total loss 9.—Federal, total loss 40. Alabama troops, parts of 1st Cav., and 3d Conf. Cav. Alpine, Ga., Sept. 12. Gen. Jos. Wheeler; total loss 55.—Federal, total loss 200. Alabama troops, part of 3d Cav. Near Summerville, Ga., Sept. 13. Gen. Jos. Wheeler; total loss 10.—Federal, total loss 5. Alabama troops, parts of 1st, 3d, 4th Cav., and 8th Conf. Cav. Near LaFayette, Ga., Sept. 14. Gen. Jos. Wheeler; total loss 60.— Federal, total loss 11. Alabama troops, parts of 1st, 3d, 4th Cav., and 8th Conf. Cav. Tryon Factory, Ga., Sept. 15. Gen. Jos. Wheeler; total loss 7.— Federal, total loss 55. Alabama troops, parts of 1st, 51st Cav., and 8th Conf. Cav. Alabama Rd., Ga., Sept. 16. Gen.