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Wanted--a Substitute. A young man whose health will not admit of active service in the field, desires to employ a Substitute for the war. He is willing to pay $500. Apply at West & Johnston's Bookstore, 145 Main street. ap 9--ts
to the literary public of Virginia and the South, and at present editor of the Southern Literary Messenger. In that periodical they originally appeared; at once attracting and sustaining throughout the series a degree of attention quite unusual.--They abound in dry humor and caustic shrewdness of remark upon the manners of the day. There is a vein of irony running through them which betrays a habit of keen and close observation and a high relish for the ludicrous. No writer has succeeded so well in imitating the peculiar dialect of the uneducated classes of Virginia, which is entirely distinct from that of any other people of whom English is the vernacular. Mozie in his rough garb and uncouth speech is a philosopher upon whose homely common sense no claptrap or humbug can impose. This book is a Virginia book in every sense of the word, and is eminently worthy of Virginia patronage. It is published by West & Johnston, and can be had, we presume, at any of the bookstores.
New Publications. Messrs. West & Johnston have just published the "Life of James W. Jackson, of Alexandria," who slayed the Yankee Colonel Elisworth upon his removal of the Confederate flag from the roof of the Marshall House, kept by Jackson. He was immediately afterwards killed by the Yankee soldiers who attended their Colonel when he ascended to the top of the House. He is properly styled the first martyr in the cause of independence. This history of his life has received the approvaf Virginia, who was a brother-in-law of the lamented hero. He says that the author has "portrayed graphically and truthfully the many stirring incidents in his truly wonderful career." The book is published for the benefit of the Jackson family. We have received from Messrs. West & Johnston a small volume entitled, "Manual of Arms for Heavy Infantry, with Loadings and Firings," issued from the press of Evans & Cogswell, Charleston. A work appropriate to the times, and, no doubt, useful.
achments that have arrived: Brig-Gen B M Prentiss. Madison MillerColonel18th Movola. J. L. Geddes.Colonel8th Iowa. W. F. LynchColonel58th Ill John C FergusonColonel8th Iowa. Quin MortonLt Col.23d Mo. Isaac RutshowserLt Col.58th Ill. J V PrattLt Col.18th Mc. Jno McCullochmajor23d Mo. Wm Stonemajor3d Iowa. Thes Newlanmajor58th Ill. J G BoltAdjutant58th Ill. Wm. McMichaelCaptainA Gen. J. T. DulapCaptain23d Missouri B T BoltCaptain23d Missouri A TrumboCaptain23d Missouri E WestCaptain23d Missouri W N CrandalCaptain23d Missouri R H BrownCaptain23d Missouri S G HootsCaptain(Suri,)18th Missouri P R DolmenCaptain(Suri,)18th Missouri Jonss DusmapCaptain(Suri,)18th Missouri G W WyckeffCaptain(Suri,)18th Missouri I P MikeswellCaptain(Suri,)18th Missouri H P StuitsCaptain(Suri,)18th Missouri James P MillercCaptain18th Wiso'n N M SeyneCaptain18th Wiso'n G A FiskCaptain18th Wiso'n Wm BremmerCaptain18th Wiso'n D H SaxtonCaptain18th Wiso'n W B BellCaptain8th Iowa
A Noble Southern production. Messrs. West & Johnston have in press a volume, by Dr. Sheppardson, of Georgia, entitled "War Songs of the South, edited by 'Bohemian,' correspondent of the Richmond Dispatch." Our readers are too well acquainted with the productions of the author in our columns, to need any introduction of him at our hands.--Georgia has no more gifted son, and no more high- minded and chivalric gentleman. His brilliant and stirring pen has won him hosts of admirers throughout the Confederacy. His book, now approaching publication, contains songs, poems, and lyrics, upon Southern Independence and the War, gleaned from the newspapers and magazines of the South. Our countrymen should recollect the saying of Fletcher, "let me make the songs of a nation, and I care not who makes the laws." The songs are the spontaneous outburst of popular feeling. They show the sentiments of the people, and give the lie to the assertion of our enemy, that this revolution
when the disloyal, unfaithful and traitorous will be made to bow in humble submission to the majesty of the law, and will rejoice at the opportunity to share again with us in the glorious name of Virginian. Respectfully, John Letcher., Mr. West offered a resolution to instruct the Committee on Courts of Justice to report a bill to authorize the County Court of Halifax to purchase a supply of salt for the use of the citizens of that county. Mr. Bradford offered a resolution that the Committee on Courts of Justice report a bill to extend the jurisdiction of County Courts in certain cases Mr. West. offered a resolution that the Committee on Finance inquire into the expediency of allowing merchants to take out licenses for a less period than twelve months. Mr. Prince offered a resolution to procure the discharge of the militia of Southampton and other counties, over the age of thirty-five, who may now be in service. This resolution was withdrawn without being cons
erdition and to Yankeedom, to return no more forever. There were seventy-five in the company when they started, but they were attacked on the way by a hand of the enemy, and lost five of their number. They killed eighteen of the scoundrels and took eleven prisoners, whom they now have in custody, to be caged wherever our authorities may order. Among the prisoners is Major Jim Townsend, a famous Abolition marauder of the John Brown type. These noble Kentuckians designed to hurry on West, by railroad from this place, to join Captain John Morgan. The surrender of Natchez. The following is the correspondence which passed between the commander of the Iroquois and the Mayor of Natchez relative to the surrender of that place: U. S. S. Iroquois. At anchor off Natchez Miss., May 12th, 1862, Sir: In advance of the squadron now coming up the Mississippi, I am instructed by the Flag Officers to demand the surrender of the city of Natchez to the naval forces of the
New map. --Messrs. West & Johnston, of this city, have just published a large map of the State of Virginia, containing all the counties and principal towns, and showing the lines of railroad and other internal improvements. It seems to have been prepared with great care, and will be found very useful for reference at the present time.
ccupied by an old negro man, who has taken up the idea that he wears a charmed life, and cannot be injured by Yankee projectiles of any description. He is willing to incur the risk at all events, for the proud privilege of being "sole monarch of all he surveys," Many of the shells thrown Saturday evening failed to explode. They were secured by our pickets and brought to Petersburg. They are frightful looking customers. Gen. Price's boys call similar misfiles thrown by the Yankees out West, lamp posts. It is not an inappropriate name for them. They are quite as black and nearly as long. The Yankees are extremely cautions how they venture ashore at the Point since the affair of last week. By daylight they never land. The old darkle down there, above referred to, says they do sometimes come under the cover of darkness. A little propeller plied about the waters Saturday for an hour or two, and at one time came very near the wharf. Our pickets could easily have given
ger. Wounded: Capt Sheppard, M Berwick, H Berwick, B R Jones, J W McMillan, N Roth. J M Williamson, J A Baskins, Samuel Dunn, D M Hall. J M Jett, J S Patterson, H Brigamon J Smith. Company D "Pettus Relief," Capt Barlow. Killed: Capt Barlow, Wm Deering, T L Neal, J G Witherspoon, ring Berchain, J A T Lewis, S T Vaughn. Wounded: Lt W L Haley, L H Redus, J M Harris, W Panderson, Dan'l Brown, W G Hall, Matt Hood, W C Lewis, George Morrison, J T Ramsay, D W Stevens. C A Tallaferro, M M West, J L Ard, P B Lloyd, E P Garrett, C H Barry, Daniel Farmer, M A Haskin, G W Jones jr, Green Millsors, W H H Purser, T M Rea, N L Strong, J G Touchstone, T J White, James M Wilson. Company E, "Vicksburg Sharpshooters," Capt Richardson.--Killed: R G Tower, S L George, A J Swords, Owen Carsher, Jack Haralson. Wounded: Lieut Henry Evans, Lieut W G Henegan, Geo Baker, John Carte; D Fitzpatrick J B Sortin, B F Backlam, Thos Fitzgerald, El Kinney, J McMurray — Missing: Wm Gillespie, Wm Whalin,
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