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Colonel Theodore Lyman, With Grant and Meade from the Wilderness to Appomattox (ed. George R. Agassiz), chapter 9 (search)
Mt. Pleasant Church. The bands were playing and the troops were cheering for the fall of Richmond, which, as the jocose Barnard (Captain on Wheaton's Staff) said, Would knock gold, so that it wouldn't be worth more than seventy-five cents on the dollar! Suddenly we heard renewed cheers, while the band played Hail to the Chief. We looked up the road, and, seeing a body of cavalry, supposed the Lieutenant-General was coming. But lo! as they drew nearer, we recognized the features of Colonel Mike Walsh (erst a sergeant of cavalry), who, with an admirable Irish impudence, was acknowledging the shouts of the crowd that mistook him for Grant! Appomattox Court house We continued our ride. This country, from Gravelly Run up, is no longer the flat sand of Petersburg, but like Culpeper, undulating, with quartz and sandstone, and a red soil. About five we halted at Mrs. Jones's, a little east of Deep Creek, and prepared to go supperless to bed on the floor or on the grass, for our wa
Prison items. --The following arrivals are reported at Castle Thunder since Saturday, viz: Jas. Broderick, deserter from Rix's artillery, stationed near Fredericksburg, caught by detective Thomas, between two beds, in a house on Cary street; J. W. Graham, company E, 25th Va. Battalion, for allowing prisoners to escape; twenty-one men, mostly hard cases, belonging to different regiments, hitherto confined at Gordonsville, were received from Major Boyle, the Provost Marshal there; D. J. Wyatt, Thomas Rowles, and James Duncan, of Rodgers's cavalry, desertion; Wilson Coots, 15th Va. Cavalry, who escaped from the railroad train while being conveyed to his company; Robert Burch, company G, 5th Va. Cavalry, and Mike Walsh, co. E, 9th La., desertion; eight men from Capt. Thornton's co., for punishment; A. Lipscomb, of the Fayette Artillery, for permitting prisoners to escape; Wm. L. Morris, of the Fayette Artillery, for desertion.
Stealing a watch. --Two white men, named Chomas Collier and Mike Walsh, was before the Mayor on Saturday, charged with entering the room of Gen. J. P. McCown, on the Sunday night previous, and stealing one gold watch belonging to him. It appears that on the night in question two men entered the room occupied by Gen. McC., at Mrs. Barnes's, on Grace, between 8th and 9th streets, one of them with a lighted candle in his hand. Gen. McC., having just gotten in bed, was not asleep, and immediayor, after hearing the evidence, sent all of them on to the Grand Jury for indictment. [The accused, as well as Denay, already stand charged with having committed several robberies recently at the Linwood House, and among others, with stealing a watch from Dr. Fisher. Walsh and Denay are particularly notorious, as having concocted a plan to liberate some prisoners from the city jail some time last summer, and also participating in several other exploits, which stamp them as bad characters.]
Assault and battery. --Thomas Collier and Mike Walsh alias Nelson, were yesterday arraigned before the Mayor for assaulting and beating, a few days since, T. V. Ramos, a Portuguese barber, living on Main street. The Rev. John C. McCabe testifiethe witness) expostulated and told them it was a pity to beat an old man like that, more especially as he was a cripple. Walsh replied, "D — n you, I'll strike you." McC.'s reply was, "I am a clergyman, sir," whereupon the same party said he "didn't care who he was." The witness then replied that he (Walsh) was a "cowardly scoundrel." Ramos was after wards kicked and cuffed about considerably, until an officer arrived and took the attacking party in custody. There being-no positive evidence party in custody. There being-no positive evidence that Collier was one of the men engaged in the fight, he was discharged from all participation in it. Walsh was remanded for further trial before the Hustings Court, on the 10th day of February.
The Daily Dispatch: February 12, 1864., [Electronic resource], Expulsion of citizens from "Subjugated" towns. (search)
well laid on at the public whipping post. In the case of William T. Vickers, charged with assaulting John C. Taliaferro on the 20th December last and attempting to shoot him with a pistol, the accused was tried by a jury, found guilty, and sentenced to pay a fine of five hundred dollars, and a capias ordered to be issued for said fine and costs. The Attorney for the Commonwealth, with the advice and direction of the Court, entered a nolle prosequi in the case of Thos. Collier and Mike Walsh alias George W. Nelson, indicted for grand larceny. The charge against Robert Clarke, of stealing $300 in Confederate notes and a cheek for $475, belonging to Wm. J. McDowell, was then investigated, and the accused sent on for trial before Judge Lyons's Court. The Court then went into a hearing of the case of Shafer Wiley, indicted for assaulting Lieut. Thomas J. Davis with a slung shot. The jury sworn in the case, after hearing the evidence adduced, returned a verdict of guilty
Acquitted. --In Judge Lyons's Court yesterday, George W. Nelson alias Mike Walsh, and Thomas Collier, jointly indicted for stealing a trunk and clothing belonging to Dr. Wm. Fisher, some time since, from the Linwood House, was put upon trial, and after the examination of witnesses and argument of counsel, the case was given to the jury, who returned a verdict of acquittal, when the accused were discharged from custody.