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of the family of the deceased entitled copy of the foregoing resolution. Resolved, That, as a mark of respect for the army of the deceased, the Senate do now adjourned. After eulogies by Senators Henry, of Tennessee and Paclan, of Mississippi, the resolution, were adopted, and the Senate accordingly adjourned. The proceedings of the House yesterday resolved of appropriate funeral obsequies over the remains of Hon. John. A. Wilcox, Texas, At 12 o'clock, the body was brought to the hall by the pall — bearers, and signed in front of the Speaker's chair. The religious services on the occasion are conducted by the Rev. Dr. Minnegesor. The customary resolutions of respect to the contrary of the deceased were adopted by the House, and feeling and appropriate cringing were delivered by Messrs. Sexton, Texas, Smith, of N. C.; McRae, of Miss.; and Atkins and Jones, of Tenn. After the caption of the resolutions, the House adjourned to follow the remains to the grave.
d died. The whole country rings with the curses of Averill. My account comes from eye witnesses. To the Confederate Government the raid did very little injury, but on private property, against women and children, their outrages were directed with distressing effect. But this has become a part of the Yankee policy. To produce a famine in the South is now the object. Why he was not caught is a matter for military inquiry. It seemed almost a miracle that he should escape. I saw Gen. Sam. Jones's impromptu breastwork and abattis on the crest of the Sweet Springs Mountain. It was a pretty trap, but one the bird had no idea of entering. Indeed he saw the General's camp fires and signal rockets, sent up to let our own people know where he was. He had two roads to escape by, notwithstanding Craig's creek was impassable behind him, before he reached the General's trap, viz: One up Barbour's creek and the other down Potts's creek, both leading north to Jackson's river. But when h
The Daily Dispatch: February 9, 1864., [Electronic resource], Carrying off Citizens of North Carolina. (search)
300 dollars reward. --My than Landon, about 27 years old, about 5 feet 7 or 8 Inches high, black, and to really likely, left the tobacco factory of Culldrey & Jones, on the 25th Jan, 1864, and has not been seen or heard of since. He has a wife and children, who live in Adama's Valley, near the Lancasterian school house and be may be in king about the city, though it is quite as probable that he is attending to make his way into the enemy's lines. I will give the above reward for him, if delivered to Mr. E. D. Kache, of this city, or lodged in some jail here, so that I get him again. N. P. Howard. fe 5--cod3t
all be dismounted and placed in the infantry service, and their horses taken for public use, as provided for above. On motion the Senate resolved into secret session. The House met at 11 o'clock, and was opened with prayer by Rev. Dr. Sehon, of Nashville. The Chair laid before the House several communications from the President in response to resolutions of the House, one of them covering a response from the Secretary of War to the resolution inquiring upon what authority Gens. Sam. Jones and Imboden have prohibited the transmission of provisions from the departments-commanded by them to the city of Richmond. These communications were laid upon the table and ordered to be printed. Mr. Vest, of Mo., reported a bill from the Committee on Elections to provide for the election of Representatives in Congress from the State of Arkansas. The bill was considered and passed. Mr. Barksdale, of Miss., from the Committee on Printing, reported a bill to authorize the publ
Re-Enlisting in the army. New Market, Feb. 17. --Humphrey's Mississippi brigade, McLaw's division, re-enlisted to-day for forty years or the war.--Other brigades are following their example. The 9th Georgia regiment, Anderson's division, has also re-enlisted. Dublin, Feb. 16, 1864. To Genl S. Cooper: The Forty Fifth (45th) Virginia infantry, one of the best regiments in the service, has unanimously re-enlisted for the war. No inducement other than the need for their services was held out to induce them to re-enlist. Sam. Jones, Maj. Gen.
ial. He was attired in light brown pants, black frock coat, and a high-crowned black felt hat, all well worn; his tout ensemble exhibiting a common, ignorant man in a social point of view. He was captured at Knoxville, Tenn., on the 27th of August. In the terms of the court-martial he was charged with being a Yankee recruiting officer and spy in our lines, on both of which indictments he was found guilty. The trial took place in Western Virginia, and was conducted by the officers of Gen. Sam. Jones's command. Upon the headboard which is to designate his burial place, Deaton requested that the following memorandum should be made: "Captain Spencer Deaton, Co. B, 6th East Tennessee infantry." His father's address he gave as Wm. Deaton, Strawberry Plains, Jefferson county, East Tennessee." He also claimed to have a brother who is Colonel of a renegade Tennessee regiment. Circumstances have rendered it expedient that we should witness a number of executions, but in no instance ha
Re-Enlistments for the War. The following official dispatches were received at the War Department on Saturday: Orange C. H., Feb. 19th. To Gen. S. Cooper: Since my dispatch of the 13th inst., the remainder of Hill's corps, (except portions of the 16th and 22d North Carolina regiments,) the Stonewall brigade, Young's cavalry brigade of Hampton's division, the 25th Va.regiment, Carter's Va battery, 1st Richmond Howitzers, and 3d North Carolina regiment, have re enlisted for the war. (Signed,)R. E. Lee. Dublin, Feb. 19. To Gen. S. Cooper: Echols's brigade of this army, and the 14th Va cavalry, have re-enlisted for the war. Sam. Jones, Maj. Gen.
nd our men press them, pouring a deadly fire at these flying fugitives. A group of officers gathering around a white flag with a red centre, the badge of one of their corps, were vainly endeavoring to rally their men, when a shot from one of Col Jones's guns killed two or three of them and the rest quickly scattered. Seeing a second and larger line near the town, Gen. Early haited Gen. G until Gens. Hayes and Hoke could come up, when a second charge was made, and three pieces of artillery, bepite of Daniel's success our forces could not have held their ground against the column of the enemy endeavoring to turn Doles's left), yet his loss was not heavy. Gordon's loss was about 400. That of the other two brigades was quite slight. Col. Jones's battalion of artillery also did good service without corresponding loss. Rodes came into action on the flank of the enemy confronting Gen. Hill--Early in turn on the flank of those opposing Rodes. Thus it happened that many of the Yanke
More re-enlistments.[Office Dispatch.] Dublin, Feb. 20, 1864. To General S. Cooper: The 60th Regiment of Virginia Infantry and Bryan's battery have re-enlisted for the war. The remainder of McCausland's brigade will re-enlist in a day or so. Sam. Jones, Major-Gen.
The Daily Dispatch: May 18, 1864., [Electronic resource], Operations around Richmond — the battle not renewed yesterday — firing at Chaffin's Bluff — another steamer destroyed in St. John's river, &c. (search)
dispatch was received at the War Department yesterday. Charleston, May 10, 1864. To Gen. S. Cooper. Gen. Anderson telegraphs me that another of the enemy's steamers was blown into fragments yesterday by a torpedo in the St. Johns, a short distance below Jacksonville. She had two guns aboard, and was lowing a schooner. The latter escaped. It is not known how many lives were lost. This is the third steamer that has met this fate in St. Johns river in the last forty days. Samuel Jones, Maj Gen. A raiding party in Mississippi. The Adjutant General yesterday received the following official dispatch from General S. D. Lee: Demopolis, May 16, 1864. To Gen. S. Cooper. A raiding party from Vicksburg, infantry and cavalry, moved on the Central Railroad, and while Gen. Adams was fighting their main body, near Pickens Station, a cavalry force burnt Boughan's Station and several inconsiderable trestles. Captain Younger, with one hundred and fifty men of
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