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ock that Jackson had suddenly appeared opposite that place with an estimated force of 7,000 men; one 24-pounder and two 12-pounder rifled guns. He sent word to Gen. Lander to evacuate that place, or he would shell us out. Lander responded that he should not evacuate, and if Jackson opened fire upon the town he would hold him to a Lander responded that he should not evacuate, and if Jackson opened fire upon the town he would hold him to a strict accountability, Jackson responded that he should assumed the responsibility and carry out his threat. Consequently he commenced a steady fire, which was continued up to dark last night, the date of the latest dispatches up to this time. The enemy's fire caused out slight damage to the buildings, and taking no effect upon g. No stragglers were left along the route. This march was performed through three or four inches of snow. They would probably reach Hancock by noon to-day. Gen. Lander has been assigned to the command of Gen. Kelly's division, and Gen. Williams takes command at Hancock. From Western Virginia--attack by the Federal troops
The Daily Dispatch: January 17, 1862., [Electronic resource], George N. Sanders to the Democracy of the Northwest Fragment of the late United States. (search)
odore Goldsborough is to command the Burnside Expedition, and Burnside to direct land operations. The steamer Spaulding sailed last night, from Fortress Monroe with the 13th Massachusetts Regiment, it is said, for Port Royal Goldsborough was a passenger. The bark Lyres, a slaver, of New York, with 820 negroes on broad, has been captured by an English gun-boat. The Fleet Eagle, also a slaver, with 900 aboard, escaped. On Friday the Federal forces at Romney, under command of Gen. Lander, retired on learning the advance of the Confederate army, under Jackson. The Senate on Tuesday passed a bill to prevent the detention of fugitive slaves in prison in the District of Columbia. Cotton in New York was held at 34 cents; whiskey, 23 cents; sugar, 8 cents; coffee, 20 cents. The steamship Constitution, which sailed from Boston on the 13th with the 12th Maine and Bay State regiments, had arrived in the Roads. Reliable information received here states that thir
our forces left Romney in considerable of a hurry on Friday night about six o'clock, and reached Patterson's creek on Saturday morning about five. The order to back up was received about two o'clock on Friday afternoon, and the greatest excitement and curiosity. Existed in the camp, Some of the company were compelled to destroy a portion or the tents for the want of transportation, and considerable quantity of provision, suck Macon and so forth, was destroyed for the same reason. Gen. Lander fled an order which was read on dress parade before his evacuation, that any one caught setting fire to the town, or perpetrating any other outrage, would be instantly shot. Our informant is, of course, not advised as to the evaluation, but thinks it was a piece of arratage which. Jackson suspected and avoided I going back to Winchester. Our forces a now at. Patterson's creek, about seven miles east of Cumberland, and about fifteen from Romney, but were crossing the railroad bridge
at Atchison to-day, owing to a collision between the citizens and a band of Jayhawkers. Some arrests have been made, and more trouble is expected. Affairs on the Upper Potomac. Frederick, Md., Jan. 19. --Private, but usually reliable advices from Hancock, state that Gen. Jackson's retirement from Hancock, and his pretended retreat towards Winchester, were a ruse and that, without retiring to the latter place, he returned with 12,000 men to Romney. It is also stated that Gen. Lander, following out his instructions, fell back on Gen. Jackson's approach. There are rumors of a fight having occurred, but this is discredited by those who assume to be best informed. It is estimated that 300 refugee women from Jefferson county are now in and around this county. Many of them left children at home, and are now grieving to return to them, but a strict: blockade is kept up by Cols. Geary's, Leonard's, and Link's commands. There is no exciting news along the rive
for some time, left her anchorage yesterday afternoon, and proceeded down the river in tow of the Possy. News from Western Virginia. Camp at Cumberland, Jan. 21. --All quiet here now. Gen. Kelley has returned to his home sick, and Gen. Lander is in command of the forces of the "Railroad District." He is at Patterson's creek, with a strong force, and daily strengthening his position. Reinforcements are pouring in upon him from the West. Gen. Jackson is reported to be at Romney wit. 23. --Officers from Hancock yesterday report the Potomac to have risen twenty to twenty-five feet there within the past few days. All crossing for the present is a nullity. General Jackson is supposed to be still at or near Romney. Lander has fallen back to the mouth of Patterson's creek, near to Cumberland. General Williams's brigade occupy the houses at Hancock, deserted by the citizens on the approach of Jackson some time since, and are luxuriating on good food and comfort
0. General Kelly left Cumberland last Thursday for Wheeling. The state of his wound almost precludes the hope of recovery. On the right side, where the ball entered, the wound is suppurating, and his ribs are visible. On his back, where the incisions were made to extract the ball, are large suppurating seres, surrounded with inflamed pustules. It is supposed this state of his wound arises from an unhealthy state of his blood, or some latent poison in his system. The sick of General Lander's command are all at Cumberland, numbering 677. A new additional hospital building is now being fitted up there. Jackson, with his full force, is reported to be at Ungers, twelve miles north of Martinsburg. Washington news — Lake Defences — Cabinet Meeting — Lane's Instructions. Washington, Jan. 27. --The Committee on Lake Defences, of which Representative Arnold is chairman, have been delayed in their action by sickness of Gen. Mc Jiellan; but since his recovery, the<
The Daily Dispatch: February 4, 1862., [Electronic resource], On to Richmond — speech of Mr. Gurley on the army bill. (search)
rike at all points. It was a simple impossibility that every arrangement was to be made in Missouri, Kentucky, and Virginia, so that as by a single click of the clock all would rush upon the enemy at once, and crush the rebellion at a single blow. He had it from authority, and it could not be questioned, that some three weeks ago from ten to fifteen thousand Confederates in the neighborhood of Romney were virtually in the power of a division of our army, numbering about forty thousand. General Lander sent a messenger to General Kelly, saying, in substance, "Join me;" and Gen. Kelly, without the knowledge of such a messenger, sent one of his own bearing a similar message. Meanwhile one of these Generals telegraphed to General Banks to advance on one side, while he advanced from the other; but unfortunately they telegraphed at the same time to head-quarters in reference to what was going on, when an answer came in the form of an order not to "advance," accompanied with a reprimand for
The Daily Dispatch: February 10, 1862., [Electronic resource], The North Carolina coast and its points of interest and defence. (search)
says: "Fort Henry is ours. The flag of the Union has been re-established on the soil of Tennessee, never to be removed" Congress is greatly elated at the victory. A letter from Thurlow Weed, dated Paris, January 21st, says that Napoleon would announce to the corps legislative his intention to interfere in American affairs. Congress.--The Senate bill appropriating ten millions for the construction of 20 from clad gun-boats has passed. The bill authorizing an additional issue of ten millions of demand notes has also passed. A dispatch from Louisville dated the 7th, says Fort Donelson will be attacked tomorrow. The Confederates from Fort Henry retreated to Paris, leaving part of their guns. The Federal cavalry were in pursuit. A dispatch from Pittsburg, dated the 7th, says the Confederates evacuated Romney last night. A dispatch to the War Department, dated the 7th, says that Gen. Lander occupies Romney, and that the Confederates had withdrawn.
The Daily Dispatch: February 11, 1862., [Electronic resource], What the North Thiske of the war thus far. (search)
ally annihilates a whole division of their army. The rebels have been entirely foiled in endeavoring to wrest Western Virginia from the United States troops. General Lee retired in despair from Greenbrier, and Gen. Floyd ran away from Cotton Mountain. Two rebel raids into Eastern Kentucky have been met and repulsed, and at last accounts Humphrey Marshall, and his discomfitted followers, utterly demoralized, were running through Pound Gap. An army of near twenty thousand men, under General Lander, looks up the Valley of Virginia toward Winchester. The gun-boat fleet at Cairo is well advanced, and there will be no difficulty, presently, when Gen Halleck pacifies Missouri, in starting the long talked of Mississippi expedition by land and river, in proportions commensurate with the conquests expected of it, On the Western frontier, also, an expection that will be thirty thousand strong is being organized, with which it is designed to penetrate from Kansas. to the Gulf, and leave n
it on fire in two places; but the heroic woman made her way through the bayonets of the savages and put the fire out Strange to say, the soldiers left. By what means the other two houses were spared, does not appear. The houses burned on the other roads near Romney brought up the number to fifty-five. The town itself, stripped of every fence and enclosure, and of fruits trees and sheds, for fuel, would have been burned but for the vigilance and energy of a more humane officer, (Col. or Gen. Lander, who happened to be there. Near Blues, where a large property was destroyed, there lived an old shoemaker, who stood in his door as the savages passed by; he was shot down where he stood, and his house set on fire, and his charred bones were found by our men among the ashes. Whether he was dead before the fire reached him, or whether he was burnt alive, is not known. This is carrying out the programme laid down by the New York papers last spring, one of which pictured to his gloati
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