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The Daily Dispatch: April 22, 1861., [Electronic resource], Work for vigilance Committees. (search)
Things at Norfolk. Desertion of the Crew of the Cumberland — Destruction of Arms — Burning of the Navy Yard, &c. Norfolk, April 20--I have just come from Portsmouth. It is believed the crew of the United States frigate Cumberland have mutinied. One of them was in my room at the Atlantic Hotel last night. He had left the ship. The small arms at the Navy-Yard are being broken up by the U. S. forces. A. [second Dispatch.] Norfolk,Va., April 20 --The Navy-Yard at Gosport was burnt last night by the Republican troops therein, and they retired then to Fort Monroe. A dispatch from Norfolk says the Navy-Yard was fired by the Federal troops before they left, but not much injured. A large quantity of cannon, &c., were save
Establishing a Navy. --Our glorious old State is to have a Navy, as per ordinance adopted on Saturday by the Convention of Virginia. It is to have an effective force of 2,000 men. Under ordinary circumstances the establishing of a Navy would involve a heavy expenditure of money — but a few days ago Uncle Sam died, and left a valuable estate to Virginia, near Gosport, in the shape of the best Navy-Yard in the world, already fitted with a good many of the articles necessary to commence with.--'Tis true that some of the executors of Uncle Sam endeavored by fraud and violence to waste his legacy, but they only succeeded in demonstrating their impotent malice against his legatee.
Munitions of War. We are gratified to learn from the Richmond Enquirer, that Virginia is to-day better provided with all the necessaries of a great campaign than any State North of Mason and Dixon's line — if she is not equally as well supplied as the Federal Government itself. The Navy-Yard at Gosport, the Magazine at Norfolk, the Arsenal at Harper's Ferry, added largely to the supply, which has been removed from those points and distributed among the soldiery; but the action taken by many of the counties, without the knowledge of the authorities at Richmond, in purchasing arms and munitions of war for the companies within the county limits, has supplied, to a very great extent, the hundred thousand men which, within a few days, will be ready to defend the soil of Virginia from Federal invasion. The Enquirer adds-- "That Gen. Lee can at any moment leave Richmond at the head of 20,000 men now here and in the counties between this and Alexandria. General Gwynn. at No
The Daily Dispatch: may 18, 1861., [Electronic resource],
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The Gosport guns. The Cincinnati Commercial says: "It cannot be possible that the Government is overlooking the immense importance of the possession of the artillery in Gosport Navy-Yard by Virginians. The thousands of splendid guns left there are now being distributed over the South as fast as the railroads can carry them. If the Navy-Yard is not immediately possessed, the banks of the Mississippi will bristle with the great guns, of which there were hundreds at Gosport." WGosport." We agree with our contemporary of the Petersburg Express, that the Government has not overlooked the importance of seizing the Navy Yard; but its vigilance comes too late. After wantonly burning the public property, and committing the ferocious act of endeavoring to blow up a yard which they had abandoned without a contest, and which others were about to enter, the officers of the United States have been anxious ever since to complete their work of ruin, and to carry off or destroy the remainin
The Daily Dispatch: may 22, 1861., [Electronic resource], An Indian War in
Naval Movement. Boston, Dec. 26. --This morning 300 men left the Navy-Yard, on a special train, for the Macedonian at Gosport.
The Daily Dispatch: July 8, 1861., [Electronic resource], The Floyd Brigade, (search)