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night on their way to Harper' s Ferry, and we encountered on the road yesterday, within five or six miles of the same place, a squad of six stout recruits for the Virginia service from Baltimore county. They were furnished with some money by our party, and reached their destination about noon. The conduct of the Baltimoreans during their march through this section has been much commended. They appear to have abstained from every act which should excite prejudice against them. Montgomery county is represented in the camp by a large number of her young men, and Charles and Prince George' s counties ditto. The variety of uniforms to be met with at Harper' s Ferry is almost endless, embracing more styles than the "Regulation" book has recorded for a half century, and presenting nearly every shade of colors. It is evident, however, that the pompons ideas of old tie-wig Europe, that a soldier should be literally "dressed to death," have been effectually exploded, and that a more
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.
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
as far as the eye can reach. The quantity that has been painted this year is remarkable, and will be noticed with pleasure, corn, especially, is seen field after field, and is now between three and four feet high upon the prairie lands of Montgomery county. It looks beautiful enough with its long, dark green leaves waving in the sunlight, and looking so fresh and new that one can almost fancy its growth is perceptible to the sight. Among all the farmers it seems that a much larger quantity xperimented upon to a considerable extent, and in numerous instances we saw this done in the fields along our route.--While speaking of corn I must mention a fact that shows the patriotism of our people in an eminent degree. A gentleman of Montgomery county, who will have many thousand bushers this year, says he shall sell none of it, but expects to feed his own family and give the remainder to the Confederate States for the use of the army. A Texan, also, and a member of the present Congress
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
g everything look decidedly shipshape. Engines and cars for the Orange and Alexandria Road have arrived from Philadelphia. The road is repaired on the Alexandria end, but the rebels are burning the bridges and pulling up the rails further out. The connection of this road, via the Alexandria and Washington Road, via the Long Bridge, with the Baltimore Road, will be completed early next week. Some members of the New York Ninth regiment, while scouting lately some distance in Montgomery county, Md., heard the report of a gun at some distance, but thought nothing of it. On returning to their quarters, however, one of the party found a bullet lodged in his knapsack, indicating that they had been shot at. An extra train of cars came in on Friday morning, at 10½ o'clock, bringing 131 horses, 25 mules, six ambulance wagons for the New York State troops, 112 baggage wagons for the Pennsylvania troops, and an extra locomotive engine for the extension railroad. The corps of t
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.
It also states that the delegates to the Wheeling Convention from Berkeley and Jefferson counties have been imprisoned at Charlestown, Va. It is not yet known what movement is contemplated from this point. Recruits from the surrounding counties to the Virginia Union Regiments are largely on the increase. Is Leesburg Invaded? From the following, it would appear that the ambitious Col. Stone has not yet occupied the town of Leesburg: Conrad's Ferry, (East Side,) Montgomery County, Md., June 17.--To-day the enemy have been practicing upon us, (to no purpose, however,) from three or four six-pounders planted on the other side of the river, firing many rounds at the portion of Col. Stone's command stationed here. The total force of the enemy opposite to us is judged to be about eight hundred strong. Their fire was returned from the rifle pieces of some twenty picked marksmen, who, in the course of their firing, brought down one of their gunners. The distance acros
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)
virtue of two deeds of trust executed to the undersigned by Joseph Straley, to secure Jame Kent,) and of record in the Clerk's Office of Giles County Court, I shall, on the 24th of January, 1861 at the residence of said Straley the county aforesaid proceed to sell at public auction, to the highest bidder, for cash, the property embraced in the deeds, or so much thereof as may be necessary for the purposes therein named. The real estate consists of his Home Tract, and the Lands adjoining the same lying on New River, and within half a mile of New River White Sulphur Springs, containing about 1400 acres of valuable hand, a portion of it improved, and in fine condition, with a good dwelling-house and other necessary buildings; a Tract of Land lying on the waters of John's Creek, in Montgomery county, of about 1800 acres; 22 Negroes — Men, Women and Children most of them very likely and valuable. The sale will be continued from day to day until completed. A. G. Pendleton, Trustee.
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