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The Daily Dispatch: November 8, 1861., [Electronic resource], Jackson's brigade — separation between him and them. (search)
All of these regiments, except the 5th, were present, that being on picket. The writer of this article never expects to witness a more touching scene. Drawn up in close columns stood the subaltern officers and brave men who had rushed with loud cheers into the very thickest of the bloody twenty-first of July day, and opposed with the combined courage and discipline of veterans the advance of the confident foe — the men who were all Virginia troops, and from that West Augusta to which Washington had looked in olden days as the last refuge of independence. Proudly had they vindicated the historic fame of their section at Manassas, and now they had again formed to say "good, bye" to their loved leader. The glow which brightened their faces and lit up their flashing eyes in the fire of battle was gone, and sadness settled upon their sorrowful expression. They looked like children separating from a father, and, striking indeed to those who saw those brave men in the battle, was the
ntion of the Government. More Seizures in Alexandria. Provost Judge Freeze, of Alexandria, Va., to-day ordered the seizure of the goods of Washington & Co, of Alexandria, to insure the payment of claims made by loyal citizens. One of the members of the firm, a degenerate namesake of George Washington, is in the rebel army. Judge Freeze also appointed Mr. Wright, who lives in the vicinity of Mount Vernon, the agent of the Government, to take charge of the property of the late John A. Washington. Provost Marshal L. A. Griffith and Messrs. Berkeley and Stoutenberg, of Alexandria, have been appointed a commission to assess the property left by Whitmer & Co., with a view to the satisfaction of all their creditors as far as possible. Unless the Government interferes by positive action, the property will be turned over to the Northern creditors. It is stated to-day that the Cabinet will not hesitate to take the responsibility of making a precedent and give our Northern merch
commission. Nearly all the purchased vessels have been altered at private yards. Eighteen or twenty of the Cape Hatteras prisoners, who were too sick to be removed, still remain in hospital on Governor's Island. The quarters occupied by the pinschers are being whitewashed and cleaned out — not before this cleaning process was imperatively necessary. The destination of the Tankers fleet a Secret to every Body One of the Federal newspaper correspon dents telegraphed to Washington to know if he was allowed to publish the destination of the great naval expedition, stating that he was in possession of the information. The reply was that no one on earth was in possession of that information, not even the President himself, it not being determined to attack any particular point but to watch along on the Southern coast and strike wherever an opening presented itself. They were filled with apprehensions as to the fate of the expedition since the gale, and old Bennett is