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s's demi- brigade, near the Stone Bridge, also under Gen. Cocke's command. The latter held the Stone Bridge, and its left covered a farm ford about one mile above the bridge. Stuart's cavalry, some 300 men of the army of the Shenandoah, guarded the level ground extending in rear from Bonham's left to Cocke's right. Two companies of Radford's Cavalry were held in reserve a short distance in rear of Mitchell's Ford, his left extending in the direction of Stuart's right. Col. Pendleton's reserve battery of eight pieces was temporarily placed in rear of Bonham's extreme left. Major Walton's reserve battery of five guns was in position on McLean's farm, in a piece of woods in rear of Bee's right. Hampton's Legion of six companies of infantry, six hundred strong, having arrived that morning by the cars from Richmond, was subsequently, as soon as it arrived, ordered forward to a position in immediate vicinity of the Lewis House, as a support for any troops engage
hing in the act shall prevent hereafter a reduction of salaries, and that mileage shall be allowed to Congressmen for each regular session only. A bill appropriating $3,000 for the purchase and distribution of cotton seed through the Patent Office was passed. The Senate bill authorizing the President to take possession of railroads and telegraph lines in certain cases was passed by a vote of 118 against 23. In Committee of the whole the demand Treasury note bill was called up, and Mr. Pendleton, of Ohio, made a speech on the subject. At the conclusion of his remarks, the army bill was taken up, and Mr. Gurley, of Ohio, delivered a speech, urging a forward movement of the Union armies. From Mexico. The Mexican Minister of Foreign Affairs has addressed a letter to the Mexican Consul in London on the subject of the foreign invasion of the Republic. He says that Spain precipitated a war on his country at a moment when the Government could, within a year, have paid off he
by the President, providing for promotions in the artillery service. Previous to the passage of this law, a deficiency in legislation for the army prevented promotions beyond the grade of Major. It is true that there were Colonels in active service, but they derived their original appointments from their respective States, and were retained in the Confederate service with the same rank. The law now passed provides for the appointment of a Brigadier-General for each eighty guns, a Colonel for each forty, a Lieutenant-Colonel for each twenty, and a Major for each twelve guns. It does not require that officers appointed under this act shall serve with specified batteries. In this connection we may add, that the War Department has requested from Gen. Johnson a statement of the relative merit and service of the artillery officers in the Army of the Potomac. Our readers are already aware that Major Walton is chief of artillery of the first corps, and Col. Pendleton of the second.
Death of Gen. Boggs. --We regret to learn of the death of Gen. James Boggs, of Franklin, Pendleton county, which occurred about 5 o'clock in the afternoon of the 28th of January. He died in the bosom of his family, in Franklin, after a protracted illness. Gen. Boggs had filled many useful and important positions in his county, and was the presiding Justice of Pendleton at the time of his death. He had been elected to represent his county in the State Legislature, but resigned his seat on account of his declining health. Rockingham Register.
As it should be. Sixty-seven members of the Ashland Artillery, Capt. Pichegru Woolfolk's battery, when called upon by Col. Pendleton to reenlist for the war, notwithstanding but half their term of service had expired, promptly stepped forward and declared their willingness and determination to defend their country to the last, or die, if need be, in the endeavor to secure peace and happiness to Southern homes once more.
The Daily Dispatch: March 17, 1862., [Electronic resource], Depredations of the enemy in Pendleton county. (search)
ung woman, drove them back, with no other weapons but an axe and a pitchfork ! Mrs. H. used the axe with effect upon the skull of a Hessian, and the daughter ran the pitchfork into an eye of one of the cowardly scamps.--After this cordial greeting on the part of the gentle-women of the house, the rascals left, and after getting reinforcements, returned and valorously knocked down the doors and broke out the windows with their bayonets. Brave fellows ! A dozen good women from the "State of Pendleton" would whip a regiment of such cowardly villains. The reception of the Yankee invaders and thieves by the male population of the county was also very spirited and determined. Gray haired men, boys, and even negroes, who had no arms but rocks and brickbats, premptly rallied to the defence of the people of the North Fork, declaring that no Yankee should set and keep his foot on the soil of Pendleton county. No wonder that with such a cordial reception on the part of the people of Pendl
r the use of this hall to the Confederate Congress when the Legislature shall have adjourned sine dis. An engrossed bill, to be entitled "An act legalizing the manufacture of alcohol," was taken up and passed. A Senate resolution, exempting an additional Deputy Sheriff of Franklin county from military service, was sent in and passed by the House. The joint order of the day, for the election of a Secretary of the Common Wealth, a Treasurer, an Auditor of Public Accounts, a Second Auditor, a Register of the Land Office, a Public Printer, a Superintendent of the Penitentiary, and a General Agent and Storekeeper of the Penitentiary, was taken up. After debate, the election of Superintendent of the Penitentiary resulted: Blue, 57; Pendleton, 42. Mr. Blue was then declared duly elected Superintendent of the Penitentiary for the constitutional term, commencing 21 January, 1863. Henry W. Thomas was then elected Second Auditor, after which the House adjourned, d
aking no advance until a late hour in the forenoon. The proportion of wounded to the number killed of Gen. J's men, is large, yet it is gratifying to know that but few are seriously or mortally wounded. The regiments engaged were the 2d Virginia, (Col. Allen,) 4th Va., 5th Va. 33d Va., (Colonel Cummings,) 27th Virginia, (Colonel Echols, who was wounded in the right arm) 23d Virginia, 37th Virginia, the far famed Irish Battalion, the 21st Va., Ashby's Cavalry, Rockbridge Battery, (Col. Pendleton, who lost two Parrott guns.) West Augusta Battery, Carpenter's Battery, and Chew's Battery. Gen. Jackson has returned to Mt. Jackson, and will be ready, should the enemy come up the Valley high enough, to give him a chance to try his mettle again. Let every man now rally to the standard of the heroic Jackson, and assist in driving out the invader of our peaceful homes. Our Valley is surely worth the effort for its preservation cally, then, freemen, and show the enemy that you will
m, of Ohio, objected. In case of objection being made to the second reading of a bill, the rule requires the question to be put, "Shall the bill be rejected?" The question was accordingly put, and decided in the negative — year 45, nays 93. Yeas.--Messrs. Allen, Biddle, Blair (Va.), Brown (Va.), Calvert, Corning, Cox, Cravens, Crittenden, Delaplaine, Dunlop, English, Grider, Hall, Harding, Kerrigan, Knapp, Law Lazear, Leary, Mallory, May, Menzles, Noble, Noell, Norton, Nugen, Pendleton, Perry, Price, Rollins (Mo.), Shiel, Smith, Steele (N. J.), Steele (N. Y.), Thomas (Md.), Vallandigham, Voorhees, Wadsworth, Wade, Webster, White (Ohio), Wickiffe, Woodruff, and Wright. Nays--Messrs. Aldrich, Alley, Arnold, Ashley, Babbitt, Baker, Baxter, Beaman, Bingham, Blair (Mo.), Blair (Pa.), Blake, Browne (R. I.), Buffington, Campbell, Chamberlain, Clark, Colfax, Frederick A. Conkling, Roscoe Conkling, Covode, Davis, Dawes, Delano, Diven, Duell, Dunn, Edgerton, Edwards, Eliot, F
The Resent attempt to escape from the Penitentiary. --Speaking of this affair, Lieut. E. S. Gay, commanding Public Guard, under date of yesterday, says: "In your issue of yesterday, in noticing the affair at the Penitentiary on the night of the 21st inst., you say the muskets of the guard were filled with wax. As the detachment of the Public Guard always kept at the prison is the only guard there armed with muskets, the public is led to believe from your paragraph that it was the arms of that corps which were waxed, instead of the pistols of the citizen interior guard. A court of inquiry, held at these quarters yesterday, establishes the fact, from the evidence of Col. Pendleton and every other witness called, that the Public Guard was prompt and efficient in discharging its duties, while the sergeant in charge testifies that be examined the muskets of his guard, and found them in good order."
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