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The Daily Dispatch: February 11, 1864., [Electronic resource], The raiding expedition up the Peninsula. (search)
The raiding expedition up the Peninsula. We are enabled, through a scout who captured two soldiers of the raiding force which came up the Peninsula on Sunday, to give a reliable statement of the regiments engaged in the expedition. The white infantry consisted of the 118th, 139th, and 148th New York regiments. The negro infantry of the 4th and 6th Maryland and 5th Pennsylvania regiments. The cavalry force was under command of Col. Onderdonk, and included the 1st New York Mounted Rifles, Col. Dodge; the 11th Penn., Col. Spears; the 5th Penn., the 3d and 20th New York, the 1st District of Columbia, (negro,) mounted and armed with sixteen shooter revolving rifles, and another company from Washington city. The artillery consisted of four batteries (16 pieces) of 12 pounder guns. The whole expedition is supposed to have numbered 10,000 men, and was piloted by Wilson, Thomas, and another deserter from our army. Gen. Wistar was in command of the whole force.
In the Senate, a resolution of inquiry was adopted to ascertain whether, under the terms of the Confederate Constitution, it is the duty of the General Assembly to elect a Confederate States Senator at the present session. The two Houses proceeded to the execution of the joint order for the election of State officers, when the following gentlemen were chosen by the joint vote: Geo. W. Munford, Secretary of the Commonwealth. J. M. Bennett, Auditor of Public Accounts. Henry W. Thomas, Second Auditor. John S. Calvert, Treasurer. S. H. Parker, Register of the Land Office. Colin Bass, Superintendent of the Penitentiary. The election of Public Printer was postponed until the 18th of February inst. The following bills were passed: A bill authorizing the collection of dividends from the Raleigh and Gaston Railroad, due the city of Norfolk. A bill to authorize the sale of certain slaves now in the penitentiary. A bill vacating the commis
Another Yankee cemetery. --The following is a description in a Yankee paper of a cemetery which is about being constructed at Chattanooga to hold the Yankee dead who fell at Chickamauga and Lookout Mountain and of those who died of wounds and disease: The plan now adopted is one of some magnitude, but nevertheless one which Gen. Thomas will carry out fully. Immediately to the south of the town, and only a few hundred yards from the railroad is a hill or knob, the summit of which is 103 feet above the level of the Tennessee, with a gradual slope on all sides of the valley. The hill comprises about fifty acres, and is admirably fitted for the purpose intended. This is the site that is selected. The hill will be laid out as a national cemetery, on the summit of which will be erected a monument eighty feet high, with probably a base of eighty feet. The monument will be of a pyramidal shape, constructed of a superior quality of stone, and, when completed, will be a splendid