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The Daily Dispatch: December 17, 1861., [Electronic resource] 4 0 Browse Search
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past and inestimable favors. Indeed, the ball is already in motion. Mr. Newton, the worthy and gentlemanly proprietor of the Atlantic Hotel, has commenced a subscription list with a liberal sum; and the Mayor of Portsmouth publishes a notice in the Day Book calling a meeting of the citizens to take measures for the relief of the Charleston sufferers. The Richmond Dispatch is still sought after by a large number of our citizens, eager to obtain the latest news from every quarter, and Mr. Wise, the worthy and enterprising proprietor of the News Depot, on Main street, has as much as he and his active assistants can attend to for some time after the arrival of the Petersburg train. The discharge of heavy ordnance was distinctly heard here this morning, continuing till about 11 o'clock I have not heard the cause of the firing. Probably the capacity of the guns at some of the batteries was being tested for a special occasion soon to occur. The weather continues fine, and o
The Daily Dispatch: December 17, 1861., [Electronic resource], A "Battle-Flag" for the Powhatan Troop. (search)
e therefore, without further comment, give them to the reader: Bel Bee, near Brandy Station, Culpeper, Nov. 28, 1861. Capt. Jno. F. Lay: Dear Sir: Be pleased to accept this "Battle-Flag" which I have taken great pleasure in making, and which I now present to your command; though it be pierced with many balls and stained with precious blood, rally around it with brave and determined hearts, protecting the interest common to us all — our beloved country. With much respect, Annie E. Wise. Cavalry Camp Beauregard, December 3, 1861. My Dear Miss Annie: This banner sent to us from your fair young hands was as opportune a gift to the "Powhatan Troop" as it was beautiful--"deep feelings, few words." Be assured your banner shall be borne proudly at the head of my command, wheresoever duty shall call, and whensoever a "battle flag" is flung to the air by the Army of the Potomac, and as we look at its brilliant folds, there shall ever be mingled kind memories of th