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tion to West Union. The fuse succeeded admirably, and whilst the sharpshooters were skirmishing with the enemy, the flame from the burning bridges could be distinctly seen. Our object having been attained, the troops were withdrawn from the front of the town, and encamped for the night several miles distant. The next day the forces under Col. Harman visited Ritchie county. Before reaching Harrisville, the county seat, about 50 militia fell into our hands. They had been called out by Gov. Pierpoint, and a number of them were armed with new Enfield rifles. At Harrisville a number of "Home Guards" and 12 or 15 of the 10th Va. infantry, were captured. The contents of the Post-Office were seized, and some valuable information obtained. In the meantime Gen. Jones had struck the railroad at Cairo and destroyed two bridges. The tunnel, No. 18, which had some 4,000 cords of wood in the arching, was destroyed completely. We rejoined Gen. Jones near Ritchie C H, and from thence
Auditor of West Virginia. The Sentinel of Saturday published a letter written in July of last year by Samuel Crane, the Auditor of the fraudulent Government of West Virginia. He is a very fit person for such a Government. He was Auditor under Pierpoint, who claimed to be Governor of Virginia from the Ohio to the sea, and was a suitable companion for Pierpont. He was elected to the same office under the new Government just established, with Boreman, of Taylor county, at its head. The letter was captured by one of our men in a recent expedition to Northwestern Virginia. It is addressed to William Bennett, Clerk of Randolph county. After some business matters, he says: "The delinquent sales of 1860 you need not copy. I may need it, or may find it at Richmond, as soon as McClellan opens the door, which I know he will in a few days." Crane, deeming the door as good as opened, proceeded in a most authoritative manner to indoctrinate Bennett with the proper feelings
, and burned the next day. The crew and passengers were transferred to the barque J. W. Sewer, from Boston for the Amoy river, and landed at Rio Janeiro. The Confederates bonded the Seaver for fifteen thousand dollars. The Louisville Journal says that as far as heard from the next General Assembly of Kentucky will be composed as follows: Senate, thirty-one Union, with six districts to hear from; House, sixty-eight Union and two Secessionists, with thirty counties to hear from. Gov. Pierpoint, of "West Virginia," has established himself at Alexandria, and for the present the affairs of "the State" will be administered in that city. The Norfolk Virginian, August 13th, says: We are requested by the Mayor of Norfolk to say that several physicians are wanted in this city, and can obtain immediately a good practice. The old physicians being required by an act of the Legislature of Virginia to take the oath of allegiance to the United States Government refuse to do so g
ood Things — Wines, Whiskey, Coffee, Cigars and Cheers Distributed Among the Crowd — The Monitor in Broadway — Splendid Turnout of the Firemen — The Meeting — Speeches of Generals Dix, Averill, Cochrane and Walbridge; Messrs. John Van Buren, Judge Pierpoint, D. D. Field, S. B. Chittenden, A. Oakey Hall, Dr. Lieber and Others — Magnificent Pyrotechnic Exhibition — The Bombardment of Sumter Over Again — Naval Engagement Between the Merrimac and Monitor — Union Square in a Blaze of Light and Glory in the account General Dix congratulated the people that the war would be soon over, and the Union, with "all its ancient boundaries, restored" without slavery. He then drew up a long list of grievances against England. Judge (Governor?) Pierpoint followed. He thought it idle to talk of peace to the South. It would never re-enter the Union except it were conquered, and that must be done. Mr. John Van Buren expressed the hope that when the rebellion was suppressed an opp
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