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The Daily Dispatch: may 17, 1861., [Electronic resource], Affairs at
' s Ferry. (search)
Notwithstanding the many thousands of soldiers congregated at the different camps in and near this city, it is a matter of congratulation that but few of them, comparatively, have been on the sick list. This is surprising when we consider how very different their present life is from that which they have been accustomed to lead at home. We have heard, as yet, of but one fatal termination to any sickness of the soldiers. One of the Virginia volunteers, from Montgomery county, died with the measles at the Central Fair Grounds on Saturday. We did not learn his name.
The Daily Dispatch: may 21, 1861., [Electronic resource], English Views of the
American war (search)
Correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch.Montgomery county. Christiansburg, May 18, 1861. In this gallant old county the war feeling is still up, and finds our people united in resistance to the dogmas of the old Ape at Washington. Two more companies are getting ready to offer their services to the State, and I am glad to say both will be commanded by efficient and popular officers. Capt. Jas. P. Hammet has a company of sixty at Central depot, and Captain E. Fowlkes, at this place, has fifty-six men, who are ready and willing to serve as defenders of Virginia's honor. These two companies, with the three already in the field, will put our number up to 375 good and true men in the service. Double this number can be obtained whenever there is necessity, or whenever there is a call. We have an efficient mounted police for home protection, under the command of Captain A. J. Lucas, numbering 100 good and true men; and I think in this company of old men, 75 good soldiers wo
The Daily Dispatch: may 28, 1861., [Electronic resource], The crops prospect in
Correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch.Montgomery county. Christiansburg, Va., May 29, 1861. Last evening our town had the pleasure of showing the hospitality of its good people to Capt. Eggleston's company from New River, White Sulphur, Giles county, 83 strong, and as good material as one would wish to look at for soldiers. They go to Lynchburg to-day Capt. Lybrock's company from the "State of Patrick," 88 strong, passes through our town. In both these companies Old Abe's hirelings will find some Mountain Sharp-shooters, who know how to use the rifle. Our people take great pleasure in extending the hospitalities of our town to the brave mountain boys, who go to fight for our liberties and our honor. The wheat seems to improve as it nears harvest. Corn to coming on fluely. An abundant crop may be looked for in this county. Montgomery
The Daily Dispatch: June 13, 1861., [Electronic resource], War items from
From Washington. Washington, (via Mobile,) June 14. --The Post Office Department are getting up a new stamp, in order to render worthless those held it the South. The Southerners are erecting a battery at Matthias, ten miles below Aquia Creek, where the Potomac is narrow. The steamers Freeborn and Resolute, armed with thirty two pounders, have gone to prevent its completion. The gossip of the New York Tribune is that Arkansas is sending arms and munitions Mis. southward. Gen. Scott is entirely confident of the security of Washington. Persons from Montgomery county, Maryland, represent that vehicles of every description, laden with arms, provisions, &c., are passing from Baltimore, via Chesapeake Bay, for the Southerners. The New York Herald says indications are that an attack will be made on Harper's Ferry at all hazards, with 35,000 men.
The Daily Dispatch: November 6, 1860., [Electronic resource], A very Singular Suicide. (search)
A very Singular Suicide. --We stated yesterday that the drowned body of an unknown man had been found in the Delaware. The body has been identified as that of Mr. Samuel Unruh, a wealthy farmer, about 55 years of age, who resided in the Twenty-second ward, near the Montgomery county line. It seems that on Sunday last a number of persons went upon the place of Mr. U. for the purpose of procuring chestnuts. Mr. U. was particularly sensitive as to persons trespassing on his grounds, and on Monday morning he procured warrants for the arrest of several persons whom he charged with being among the trespassers. These persons had a hearing upon the charge, and they were committed to await a further hearing on Tuesday evening.--In the meantime it was rendered certain that a mistake had been made in respect to one of the party, named Morris Idell, who was not among the chestnut hunters, and who threatened Mr. Unruh with the vengeance of the law for false imprisonment. Others who desi
The Daily Dispatch: January 15, 1861., [Electronic resource], Message from the
acting Governor of Kansas. (search)