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een as stainless as her soldier's swords, and more beautiful and fragrant than the vine and fig tree which threw over them their protecting shade; whose altars have been crimsoned with more precious sacrifices than ever bled in heathen temples; and whose sons have sprung forth in this war, a constellation of heroes, gilding the blackest clouds with immortal light, whilst, glowing at the heads of the majestic constellation, the fame of Lee fills the earth with its radiance, and the memory of Jackson shines with reflected glory from every patriot heart. Try to admit, oh Snooks, that a land which has produced such a galaxy is worthy of thy farthing candle, and that even if it be snuffed out by a bombshell extinguisher, it is better than to die in its own grease, and disgust all honest noses with its pestilential smell. We have given a picture of Snooks before the peace commissioners at Fortress Monroe. We are happy to learn that the prescriptions of the Federal physicians on that
The Daily Dispatch: February 18, 1865., [Electronic resource], Proclamation by the President, appointing a day of fasting, humiliation and prayer, with thanksgiving. (search)
ameron, the messenger from Richmond, formerly Morgan's chaplain, arrived this afternoon with documents proving the belligerency of the raiders. He left Richmond on the 4th instant, and was delayed by ice in the Potomac. Two others in his company were drowned. Miscellaneous. The Louisville Press of the 10th says that Quantrell, the noted Kansas guerrilla, who has long been supposed to be dead, is now operating in that State. The House Committee on Elections have reported in favor of admitting Mr. Bonsall to a seat as Representative from Louisiana, and have also decided to report in favor of admitting Messrs. Johnson and Jackson as Representatives from Arkansas. Pascagoula, Louisiana, has been evacuated by the Yankees. All is quiet at Wilmington. Colonel Lamb, captured at Fort Fisher, is dangerously ill. General Schofield has been superseded. Terry is in command. The Yankees have advices "confirming" the evacuation of Mobile, Of course it is a humbug.
ments which had not re-enlisted. In this way we fell back to Cassville in two marches. At Adairsville, about midway, on the 17th, Polk's cavalry, under Brigadier-General Jackson, met the enemy, and Hardee, after severe skirmishing, checked them. At this point, on the 18th, Polk's and Hood's corps took the direct road to Cassvillred to retire at the same time to that line, to secure our bridges. The cavalry crossed the Chattahoochee — Wheeler observing it for some twenty miles above, and Jackson as far below. The enemy advanced, as usual, covered by entrenchments. Skirmishing continued until the 9th. Our infantry and artillery were brought to the southsevere. On the 14th, a division of Federal cavalry crossed the river by Moore's bridge, near Newman, but was driven back by Armstrong's brigade, sent by Brigadier-General Jackson to meet it. On the 15th, Governor Brown informed me, orally, that he hoped to reinforce the army before the end of the month with near ten thousand
rebellion is not quelled within a reasonable period. Mr. Johnson, therefore, argued in favor of keeping our coast fortifications in good order, especially those of New York. Grand Military Scheme--General Lee to be Penned up. The Philadelphia Bulletin's special Cincinnati dispatch says: Advices from below indicate grand preparations for a three-fold movement to occupy Alabama and Mississippi--Thomas from the North, with a strong mounted force of infantry from Vicksburg, via Jackson, and Canby from Pensacola. It is apprehended that if Lee is compelled to relinquish Richmond he will fall back on Lynchburg, and thence make his way through the mountains to East Tennessee or Kentucky. Efforts are making to repair the Virginia and Tennessee railroad to Bristol. It was rumored in Knoxville last week that a division of his (Lee's) army had already appeared in East Tennessee. The expedition now moving from Knoxville is to defeat this movement, and, by again destroying the
olition petitions to Congress were a memorial of Quakers, praying the abolition of the slave trade, presented by Mr. Fitzsimmons, of Pennsylvania, on the 11th of February, 1790, and a memorial to the same effect of Quakers, of New York city, presented by Mr. Lawrence, of New York. Mr. Hartly, of Pennsylvania, seconded by Mr. White, of Virginia, moved the reference of the first petition, which was opposed by Messrs. Stone, of Maryland; Smith, Tucker and Burke, of South Carolina; Baldwin and Jackson, of Georgia, who were in favor of its going to the table. Messrs. Fitzsimmons and Hartly, of Pennsylvania; Parker, Madison and Page, of Virginia; Lawrence, of New York; Sedgwick, of Massachusetts; Boudinot, of New Jersey; Sherman and Huntington, of Connecticut, favored a reference. Those who opposed it expressed the fear that action indicating an interference with this kind of property would sink it in value and be injurious to a great number of citizens, particularly of the Southern Stat
The lecture last night, by Mr. R. L. Dabney; was an interesting one. The subject: The Life and Character of Jackson, Mr. Dabney was a member of Jackson's staff; and he who has ridden by the side of that hero in his battles has a right to speak of him. The lecture was what Stonewall himself would have had it — simple, truthful and earnest. Perhaps the audience might have desired rather more fervor and enthusiasm; but we are not sure that it would have been any better for it. The lecture was well attended.
ed and sixteen miles from this great centre of art and civilization. It must be admitted that this is an advantage difficult to be overcome. When the Charlottesville travels abroad, he can say with pride that his town is only four hours ride from the Sebastopol of America, the classic ground of the New World's history, for the possession of which the mightiest armies of the world contended for four long years. On the other hand, the Stauntonian can declare that he is next door to General Jackson's county, and that the most famous brigade that made Richmond classic came from behind the stone-walls of his wild and romantic county. Charlottesville, on her side, can boast the greatest University of the South, a famous seat of learning, which has educated many of the great statesmen and scholars of the Southern States. Staunton can set this off by a lunatic asylum, the inmates of which have more sense than most people outside. It has already a much larger number of occupants
Organization of the civil police. --At twelve o'clock yesterday the new police force appointed by the Mayor, with Major John H. Claiborne as Chief, assembled at the station over the First Market, where they were received by Major Croft, the efficient Chief of the late Military Police, and his assistants, Captains Ford, Roche and Jackson. The old police then evacuated the station, leaving it in possession of their successors, and repaired to their quarters, in the room over the Market commonly known as Military Hall, where Major Croft and Captains Roche and Ford made appropriate addresses to the men, paying them high compliments for the efficient and faithful manner in which they had performed their duties as policemen for the past six months.--The men gave their officers three rousing cheers in return, and were then dismissed for the purpose of repairing to their respective regiments. The new police were at once placed on duty, and were seen afterwards on their posts throu
Fair. --The ladies connected with the Union Station Methodist Church, on Union Hill, are at present holding a fair for the benefit of their church. The articles offered for sale are both attractive and valuable, and the fair is presided over by numerous fair ladies, who really constitute the chief attraction of the occasion. Mr. Robert J. Christian has contributed some beautiful life-size pictures of Generals Lee and Jackson, which will probably be raffled some time during the present week. A special entertainment was given by the ladies last night to the members of the press, and everything passed off to the satisfaction of all in attendance.
General Lee at the Battle of Spotsylvania, and General Jackson in One of His Valley Fights, with his staff around him, are the subjects of two fine paintings, which are to be raffled, on Christmas night, at the Ladies' Fair at the Union Hill Methodist Church. The former is by Captain Cox, of General Lee's staff; and both are represented to be very fine. It is related that Rhodes's division, being cut off from the remainder of his corps on the 11th of May, 1864, General Lee appeared before Gordon's men, and taking their banner in his hand, said to them: "Men, that point must be carried. Rhodes is cut off, and we must get him out! I'll lead you myself!" One of the men stepped out from the ranks and implored the General to stay back, representing to him that his life was too dear to his soldiers and his countrymen to be thrown away. The old Chieftain was led off by one of his staff officers, with tears in his eyes. The charge was led by Gordon. The history of it and it
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