Browsing named entities in The Daily Dispatch: September 9, 1861., [Electronic resource]. You can also browse the collection for Old Point (North Carolina, United States) or search for Old Point (North Carolina, United States) in all documents.

Your search returned 3 results in 2 document sections:

e should be routed and demoralized; that the thunderbolt he imagined himself hurling from high Olympus should prove a mere flash in the pan; that Gen. McClellan, not half his age, should be placed in chief command; that the North should detect him as an impostor and humbug, every way worthy to take a place beside Joyce Heth, the Woolly Horse, and the Mermaid in Barnum's Museum, but; to crown all, old Wool, whom he hates worse than he ever did the devil, is resuscitated placed in command at Old Point, and actually captured several sand-banks in North Carolina. It is only a little while ago that Scott, aged 75, ordered Wool, also 75, to retire from New York to Troy, on account of his great age and infirmities. The Lieutenant General, who is excessively vindictive and malignant, chuckled hugely over the manner in which he had snuffed out the aspirations of his youthful rival; but whose turn is it to laugh now? The successful foray got up by Wool upon the sand-banks cannot possibly aff
ful devotion to duty and to their Government, the United States of America, which they all cheerfully and heartily serve." Affairs at fortress Monroe--reports from Richmond. Fortress Monroe, September 3.--The steamer Geo. Peabody left Old Point for Hatteras Inlet at 4 o'clock P. M., with a large quantity of commissary and ordnance stores. The gunboat R. B. Forbes was gotten off the beach at Cape Charles night before last, with three feet of water in her hold, and proceeded to Washington this morning for repairs. She would have gone to pieces had not the weather been unusually mild. The contraband slaves at Old Point now number 1,800 souls, including women and children. A flag of truce is just down from Norfolk with the crews of the barks Rowena and Glen, schooner Mary Alice and brig Joseph, all captured by the privateer Dixie, with the exception of the Joseph, which was taken by the privateer Savannah. The captain and mates of the Glen were detained as