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The Daily Dispatch: August 30, 1861., [Electronic resource] 10 0 Browse Search
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illips are all under strict surveillance, military guards being stationed in both houses. The arrest of Young Johnston. It was stated yesterday that Wm. L. Johnston, said to be a nephew of Gen. Johnston, of the Confederate army, was arrested in Philadelphia on Sunday night, as he was about leaving for Louisville. The BulGen. Johnston, of the Confederate army, was arrested in Philadelphia on Sunday night, as he was about leaving for Louisville. The Bulletin adds further: "A number of letters directed to prominent people in the South, and a map of the seat of war in Virginia, were found. He is a grandson of Mrs. Henry D. Gilpin, of this city. Upon the breaking out of the war he received a Lieutenant's commission in the Confederate army, and he was with Beauregard at Manas the young man. After waiting for some time without hearing from Beauregard, application was made to Gen. Lee, and he complied with the request of the friends of Johnston, and discharged him from the service. He then joined his mother, at Warrenton, Va., and three weeks ago he succeeded in reaching Philadelphia, where he has made
Washington to this point was completed on Saturday. The work was commenced at Taneytown on. Tuesday last, and run a distance of about thirty miles in a little over four days. The surgeon of Colonel Geary's regiment on Saturday took his sick to the general depot at Frederick. It is stated that Col. Geary anticipated an attack from the Confederates. The surgeon reported that he heard heavy firing near Poolesville, supposed to have been between General Stone's advance guard and some of Johnston's force. He fell in with General Stone, who, with a full battery and the Tammany regiment, started for the scene of action. The mail messenger from, Poolesville also reported having heard firing in the same direction, and believed that a fight was going on near Edwards' Ferry; but up to this present writing your correspondent has been unable to glean any further particulars of the affair. Dater from Missouri. Knokun, Iowa, August 26, 1861 --A private of Colonel Moore's regime
Reported engagement on the Potomac. Hyattstown, Md. Aug. 28 --It is reporter here that heavy firing has been heard near Poolesville. It is supposed that an engagement has taken place between Gen. Stone advanced guard and Gen. Johnston's forces. Washington, Aug. 28--The city was ritlast night and this morning with report about a fight on the Virginia side of the Potomac. There is nothing reliable, and the reports are momentarily getting more and more conflicting. Gen. McClellan returned from the Virginia side about half-past 11 o'clock last night. Nothing important was elicited. Three cavalry and three infantry companies had been hovering about, evidently intending to draw the Federals into an ambuscade in the vicinity of Ball's Cross Roads.