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The Daily Dispatch: August 19, 1861., [Electronic resource], Sketch of the life of Ben McCullough. (search)
h from Washington to the New York Herald says: The efforts of the rebels to gather Maryland into the Secession fold have not been abandoned. It was noticed some weeks ago that a considerable rebel force had been concentrated in the upper part of Accomac county, on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. It appears that there are about fifteen hundred or two thousand rebels there under arms. General Tilghman, of Talbot county, Maryland, who was deposed from his militia rank last spring by Governor Hicks, and subsequently restored by the State Legislature, is organizing the disunionists in the lower counties of Maryland. He is about to proceed to Accomac, take command of the Virginia forces there, and march them up into the middle of the Eastern Shore of Maryland, as the nucleus for the formation of a rebel army there, which shall, if it can do nothing else, control the elections in the fall so as to secure a disunion majority in the Legislature, and enable the Secessionists to pass a S