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issuing the bonds of the county for $2,500, which we published last week. W. C. Wickham, Esq., Senator for the District, made a lengthy speech against the report. Dr. Z. S. McGruder, Representative of the county, announced his willingness to obey the instructions of the meeting. Col. Sherwin McRae introduced certain resolutions, which he sustained in an animated speech. Mr. Franklin Stearns was in favor of raising the necessary amount by private subscription. Mr. O. Jennings Wise, by invitation, addressed the meeting, sustaining the Committee's report. R. A. Mayo and John B. Young, Esqs., and others, made speeches, after which, the following was offered by Col. Harrison, as a substitute for the resolutions of Col. McRae: Revolved. That our Senator and Delegate in the House of Representatives be requested to frame and put through the Legislature a bill authorizing the County Court of Henrico to raise by loan, $2,500 for the purpose of arming the coun
to prevent the larceny of a portion of his property by the chief of the Ellsworth zouaver, on the entry of that band of assassins in Alexandria. The standard of Gen. Wise is now raised in the West, and, as a Southern contemporary says-- "We expect to hear soon of the best and most brilliant work that will be done during the war, should the enemy meet him, from the column under command of the fiery and impetuous Gov. Wise. He is the right sort of a man for the work before him — hard fighting and plenty of it. His tireless energy, his restless ardor, his impulsiveness, are the very qualities to make a great warrior, and just what are required now in Vido it? If not, we ought to cease blowing. But we are able — we have the men to do the work, they have gone for that purpose, and it is time they were at it. "Wise is the man for the business, and we expect him to fight when he meets the enemy, let the odds be as they may; and if the enemy will not come, he will go after him.
From Kanawha. --The editor of the Lewisburg Chronicle publishes some facts from a letter dated Charleston, Kanawha county, June 30: Gen. Wise was then in Charleston, and Capt. O. J. Wise's company, the Richmond Blues, left Charleston about 10 o'clock at night, June 29th, for Gilmer county, in consequence of having learned that about 100 of the enemy had crossed over and were committing depredations. Capt. Brock's Rockingham Cavalry and Capt. Beirne's Monroe Rifles had also left, but were expected to return in a few days. One of the Monroe Company died on the 29th from measles; he exposed himself imprudently during his sickness. A company of Riflemen arrived on the 30th from Roane county, with three prisoners; one of them a delegate to the Wheeling Convention, and the others had violated the persons of two ladies. The people were talking of lynching them, but the writer thought they would be left in the hands of the legal tribunals. So far as the writer can judge from w
Federal troops in a trap. Buckhannon, Va., July 9. --O. Jennings Wise has the Federal troops in a trap at Glenville. Two Federal troops in a trap at Glenville. Two Federal regiments have gone to their assistance.
ve befallen certain members of the above old and favorite company, all of which had their origin in the desire of people to discourse, especially on a favorite theme. We have every reason to believe that the Blues and their gallant Captain, O. Jennings Wise, have as yet received no hurt from the enemy. We know that they are capable of inflicting a great deal if allowed the opportunity. The latest intelligence received from them was that they had been led against 200 of the enemy, (they numberather suspect to be the true state of the case. P. S.--Since the above was written, we have been informed that a letter has been received in this city from the neighborhood of Phillippi, in which it is stated that in an engagement by Capt. O. Jennings Wise's company with a company of Hessians, the Captain of the Hessian company was killed at the first fire. During the brief but brilliant engagement, nine or ten of the Federalists were killed and twenty-five of them were taken prisoners.
l last night that a battle had already been fought; but they proved to be unfounded, as the Government had no such information. Another skirmish has occurred in Western Virginia, the results of which are represented to be quite important. Gov. Wise, with a body guard of fifty men under a Capt. Patton, was fired upon by a company of native Union men, near Sissionville, and forty of the guard are reported to, have been killed, and wise and Patton mortally wounded. There appears to be no doubt that such a skirmish occurred, but the report relative to Gov. Wise needs confirmation. In fact, it is probably too good to be true. There seems to be little doubt that a battle of importance will soon take place between Gen. McClellan's forces and the rebels at Laurel Hill, commanded by Garnett. The advance guard of the National forces was yesterday within a mile of the enemy, and Gen. McClellan was rapidly bringing up his men, preparatory to action. An authentic account from Fortr
The Daily Dispatch: July 12, 1861., [Electronic resource], Northwestern Virginia-New Affairs are reported North. (search)
te and interesting information from Western Virginia, which goes to show that the delay of our operations there has resulted very unfortunately in a large gathering of rebel forces which will render it necessary to fight a severe battle to get rid of them. At the camp beyond Phillippi the rebel army numbers at least 8,000 men, variously armed, entrenched upon a hill, defended by five pieces of artillery, and having about six hundred cavalry. Of their cannon, two are in a masked battery. Gov. Wise, though not with them at the date of our advices, was expected. Each side has been meditating and preparing for an attack, and each has been mustering strongly for the purpose, until it is now admitted that instead of a skirmish, there will be a hard battle. Col.McClellan has been reorganizing his scout service, having found his scouts green hands, who were both careless and useless.--To remedy this he has selected a number of picked men, and organized them into a company regularly u
Episcopal Convention. --The Episcopal Convention of the Confederate States, lately in session at Montgomery, adjourned on the 6th inst., to meet at Columbia, S. C., on the 16th of October next. All matters in discussion have been referred to two committees, as follows: Committee on the Constitution--The Bishops of Georgia, Florida and Mississippi, Rev. Messrs. Barnwell, Trapier, Price, and Messrs Allston, Ellerbee and Guyon. Committee on Missions.--Bishops Gregg and Lay, and Rev. Messrs. Crane and Wise. Gen. Martin, of South Carolina, and Major Beard, of Florida.
ia. Buckhannon, July 8. --A dispatch received here says that Gen. McClellan's column is within one mile of Laurel Hill, where the Confederates, under Gen. Garland, are posted. A battle is probable within twenty-four hours. Buckhannon, July 8.--A courier has arrived from Webster who reports that four companies of the 19th Ohio Regiment at Glenville, about forty miles distant to the southwest, are besieged by a picket regiment of Virginians and fifteen hundred militia, under O. Jennings Wise. Col. Tyler, of the 7th Regiment, has marched to their relief from Weston, and the 10th Regiment, Col. Lytle, has just gone forward to their rescue from this place. Troops under Gen. M'Dowell. The Washington correspondent of the Baltimore Sun writes: There are now thirty-two regiments across the river under the command of General McDowell. The First (Maine) went yesterday, and another to-day. These intend to join the left wing of Gen. McDowell's corps d'armiee, and go b
me four thousand Pennsylvanians, who enlisted for three months, made up their minds to leave and go home. One account says objection was made, and a fight took place, in which a considerable number of useless lives were lost. We cannot vouch for the accuracy of the last mentioned report, but have no doubt that the three months men determined to leave the service. From Western and North western Virginia the accounts are vague. A dispatch from Cincinnati makes it appear that Capt. O. J. Wise, of the Blues, had captured three companies of Federalists. It is probable that an engagement has taken place in the neighborhood of Laurel Hill, between Gen. Garnett's Confederate forces and McClellan's command, since the Cincinnati telegrams inform us that they were approaching each other at last accounts. We have nothing further in regard to the reported engagement of the 7th. If the Federalists were defeated on that day, as has been stated, we should hardly receive any account of it fr
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