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Stop the Runaways--$200 reward. The following negro men left the Tredegar Iron Works on Saturday last. We will pay a reward of two hundred dollars for their apprehension and delivery to us in this city, or in any jail where we can get them; or in the same proportion for the arrest of either of them: Fleming, has a dark skin, about 5 feet 8 inches high, has a slight impediment in his speech, and has a wife living on the Brook turnpike. Jim Lightfoot, has a very dark skin, good teeth, about 5 feet 4 inches high, has a wife in Hanover county at Dr. Gaines's. George Washington, has a brown skin, downcast look when questioned, about 5 feet inches high. Cambridge, has not a very healthy appearance, brown skin, 5 feet 8 inches high, has a wife near the Second African Church. Willis Dickenson, has a dark skin, large mouth and eyes, speaks slowly, about 6 feet high, can read and write, good teeth, and has a wife in the city. my 18--1w J. R. Anderson &co.
ankees to ride in, so get up and get out," The officers left, and without saying one word. At present the sickness among General Butler's troops is very bad. The flue, typhoid fever, and small-pox, is doing good work among them. Nineteen of his men deserted within the last two weeks, and as desertion has commenced, we expect to hear of more. It is impossible for them to stand the heat; a United States surgeon reports that from six to ten die daily from sunstroke. The firms of Henderson & Gaines, D. McCaun, (foundry,) Leeds & Co., (foundry,) and several others I could not name, were each fined one hundred dollars for not reporting to Butler their business, &c. Messrs. Leeds & Co. were imprisoned on the fleet for not repairing the machinery of the war steamers, which was badly treated in the late fight. The Mint, Custom-House, St. Charles, Medical College, School of Medicine, and Orphan House, are all used as places of rendezvous for his army and navy. English and French flag are s
lifornia for Virginia after the State seceded, was arrested in New York and thrown into Fort Warren, where he remained until his exchange was effected. Since his return to Virginia he has been among the most active in the defence of his native soil. Horrors of War. In addition to several hundred Confederate soldiers who lay wounded on the battle field yesterday, and of whose situation notice was given the Government authorities, there remained at a point one and a half miles from Dr. Gaines's farm, the scene of the former conflict, (which is the same distance beyond New Bridge,) where a Hospital had been established, 200 badly wounded Yankee prisoners, like our own soldiers, without a guard, no parties to wait on them or provisions to eat. Four of their own Surgeons attended them.--Sixty of their dead lay unburied in their midst, and the stench had begun to be awful. All of them were suffering greatly for want of help. A short distance from the above Hospital was a collecti
Not to be out done, the Professor soon had a quantity of shovels and spades brought, and in a short time he had a sufficient number of bomb proofs thrown up; from which the men could operate the ropes in safety.--He thinks he is perfectly secure in the ear of the balloon, when up, at any height, as they must fire at a great elevation to hit him, and the chances are a hundred to one in favor of missing both the car and balloon. Gaines's House not Entirely safe yet. We thought that Dr. Gaines's house was safe when he remained there with his family and the rebels were aware of it, but it seems they have no regard for anything. While the old Doctor was talking his treason the other day, bang went a cannon, and the next moment the whizz and a crash was heard, as a tree-top fell in his lawn. "Well, now, that's too bad," he exelaimed, and going in a great hurry to the house, got his wife and children, and with his valuables, went down into the cellar, where he remained as long as
and fled. The infantry fight was then renewed, and according to the statement of my informant, Surgeon Humphrey, of the Pennsylvania Bucktail Regiment, continued until about seven P. M., when a retreat was ordered, very much against the will of the Pennsylvania boys, who begged to be allowed to defend their position, which they felt confident they could continue to hold. The outer forces began to fall back. Porter's corps were some distance below, near what is well known here as Dr. Gaines's residence. Retreat of our right wing. At the break of day I turned out from my comfortable bed (the ground,) after the fight of the day before, for the right wing, where there had been an incessant cannonading for some time. The first that attracted my attention was the immense line of baggage and forage wagons, extending about four miles. Next came a cavalcade of ambulance wagons, extending as far as the eye could reach, and on the next eminence the view was changed.
sandbank which divides the Gulf of Mexico from Bon Secours and Navy Cove. It is a work of considerable strength, having cost the Government about a million and a quarter for its construction. It mounts some ninety guns — some rifled, some the new "banded" pieces that the rebels have introduced, and the balance navy 3 pounder carronade from Norfolk, and heavy seacoast guns. The channel runs close in the fort, and is commanded not only by the guns of Morgan, but also by those of Gaines, the smaller fort, on Dauphins Island. No considerable rebel force is garrisoning either Charleston, Mobile, or Savannah, it is believed, but much has been done in the way of obstructing channels, and constructing defensive works along the water approaches to all three cities. Reconnaissances were made recently by the Susquehanna and the gunboat Winona, which clearly proved the falsity of the late rumors that it had been evacuated. Both vessels were fired upon, but without receiving d
nce they have hitherto given me. There are honors enough in reserve for all, and work enough, too. Let each do his appropriate part, and our nation must in the end emerge from this dire conflict purified and ennobled by the fires which now test its strength and purity. All officers of the General Staff not attached to my person will hereafter report in person and by letter to Major General McClernand, commanding the Army of the Mississippi, on board the steamer Tigress, at our rendezvous at Gaines's Landing and at Montgomery Point. By order of Major General W. T. Sherman. J. H. Hammond, Assistant Adjutant General. The New Orleans churches re-opened Gen. Banks has rescinded Butler's order closing sundry Episcopal churches of that city for the omission of the prayer for the "President of the United States" from the service. We quote from the re-opening order: An application for the suspension of the order closing certain closing certain churches in the city of New O
Stuart and Gen. Lee participated riding ahead with the men, using both their sabres and pistols. Again we fall back to reform, but were not pursued. The brigade, although in great confusion, quickly rallied, and formed a good line face to face with the enemy. It is true, our loss had been heavy, but we had inflicted great loss upon the enemy, and felt more determined than ever to resist his further advance. In this last charge Col. Rosser, of the 5th, who was wounded once before, at Gaines's farm, was shot through the foot. His wound was received in almost the last volley fired by the enemy. It is impossible to say whether fear or the conviction that further attempts to advance was useless induced the enemy to withdraw. As night drew on he made preparations to retire, and, to protect his retreat, posted as before, his dismounted sharpshooters behind the walls and fences. Our artillery opened upon them retiring and so effect anally that several dead bodies were left upo
The Daily Dispatch: May 7, 1863., [Electronic resource], Brutal regiment of Confederate prisoners — correspondence between Gens. Churchill and Hoffman. (search)
, and money. Gen. T. J. Churchill, commander of our forces at Arkansas Post, was deprived of his each and spare much of his wearing apparel, and spoken to by the ill-mannered guard as though he had been a dog. Colonel Deisbler, who fought so gallantly in Northwestern Virginia, and was severely wounded at the battle of Allegheny Mountain, was deprived of blankets, which he purchased in Texas, and stripped of his pants, the brutes who the act declaring that such articles were contraband. Major Gaines, of Ala., who fought nobly on Peninsula of Virginia, under General Magruder, was made to haul off his shirt in the presence of Yankee women, who chuckled heartily at the sight of a denuded gentleman. Capt. Morgan, a brother of the General, who was taken near Lexington, Ky., was subjected to every conceivable indignity, and when he remonstrated, and stated that Federal prisoners were not so treated by Confederates, was told "to shut his mouth," a d — d Secesh scoundrel if he did not h
The navigation of the Mississippi. --The Memphis (Yankee) Bulletin, of the 3d inst., gives a good picture of how safe the navigation of the Mississippi is. The following shows that the "father of waters" is not yet open. In our last issue we mentioned that the steamer Emerald, while on her last trip between this city and Vicksburg, had been fired into by guerillas at Gaines's landing.--We have this morning to record two other attacks on other boats. One day last week the elegant steamer Planet, Capt. M. A. Fisher, left this port for Vicksburg. We yesterday received intelligence that at some point below Napoleon, although the precise location could not be given by our informant, she received a volley of musketry from guerillas or bushwhackers concealed on the Arkansas shore. Without stopping to ascertain the extent of the damage, extra steam was brought in requisition, and the boat was soon beyond the range of the fire. Subsequent examination revealed that, although n
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