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The Daily Dispatch: March 3, 1863., [Electronic resource], The affair in the Valley — Arrival of prisoners. (search)
The affair in the Valley — Arrival of prisoners. The train from Staunton last evening brought down one hundred and seventy-four Yankee prisoners, captured in the recent cavalry engagement in the Valley. From Captain E. H. McDonald, who had charge of the prisoners, we have some particulars of the fight. The forces engaged on our side in the commencement of the skirmish were composed of the 11th Virginia cavalry, Col. O. R. Funston, but the charge was led by General Jones in person. The attack was made at "Tom's Brook," a few miles below Woodstock, in Shenandoah county. At the first onset the Yankee columns were broken, but, under the lead of their officers, several ineffectual efforts were made to reform, our men pressing them too holly to permit them to do so successfully. Towards the close of the engagement the 7th Virginia cavalry came up, and the enemy gave way and were routed. The chase continued some fifteen miles, during which shots were several times exchanged. The
The Daily Dispatch: March 3, 1863., [Electronic resource], The affair in the Valley — Arrival of prisoners. (search)
--The following Negroes runaway from the Carbon Hill Mines, in this county, on the 15th inst., viz: Harry Williams, a dark-brown negro, 5 feet 9½ inches in height, not very stout, good looking about 32 years old, varicose veins in both legs, left leg most affected, lately purchased from Green county, N. C. Ben Williams, dark brown, 5 feet 6 inches high, very stout, round face, very likely, about 25 years old, just recovered from a serious attack of pneumonia, lately purchased from Jones & Slater, and came from Green county, N. C. Jim Lawrence, a black negro, 5 feet 3 inches in height, remarkably broad across the shoulders, and powerfully made, about 30 or 32 years old, good teeth, countenance indicating shrewdness and rascality, a shot mark in the right leg, lately purchased, and came from near Goldsborough, N. C. George Holt, a brown negro, 5 feet 8 inches high, about 15 years old, good teeth, eyes rather close together, not stout, has a rear from a severe wound
Arrival of Abolition officers and soldiers. --Brig.-Gen. August Willock, of the 1st brigade, 2d division, of Rosecrans's army, and 64 other commissioned officers, part of the proceeds of Bragg's encounter with the Hessians at Murfreesboro', Tenn., arrived in Richmond at a late hour sunday night, and were lodged in the Libby prison. Last night the General was brought down 190 men, captured on Thursday last, February 26th, near Woodstock, by a cavalry force of Gen. Jones's command. Among the commissioned officers taken with the men, and brought to Richmond were Capts Pat Kane, T. A. Byrnes, John H. Struthers, John Kline, N. S. Sneydand J. J. Bowers, and Lieuts Jos. Roberts, John O Riley, Lew McMakin, S. S. Readson, and Jas. Clarke, all of Pennsylvania cavalry regiments. There are now about 120 Abolition officers in the Libby prison.
e passage of the bill, believing it to be unnecessary and of doubtful propriety. The vote being finally taken by ayes and noes, it was decided in the affirmative, and the bill passed. On motion of Mr. Hunter, the bill authorizing fiduciaries to invest funds in their lands in certain cases, was taken up, and upon his further motion, made the order of the day for to- morrow at 12 o'clock. On motion of Mr. Mays, the bill incorporating the Richmond and New Bridge Turnpike Company, in the county of Henrico, was taken up, read a third time, and passed. On motion of Mr. Bass, the bill authorizing the Court of Appeals to hold its sessions during the present war at other places west of the Blue Ridge than Lewisburg, was read a third time and passed. Mr. Magruder offered a resolution, asking that leave be given to bring in a bill to reconsider the act transferring the State Line to the Confederate Government, pending which, On motion of Mr. Jones the House adjourned.