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Joh A. Dix
Correspondence between Gen. Wise and the Federal General, Joh A. Dix. A spicy correspondence has recently appeared between Gen. Wise anGen. Wise and Gen. John A. Dix, the Federal Commandant at Fortress Monroe, in relation to the Lunatic Asylum at Williamsburg. Dix's letter is dated Fortress Monroe, April 28. In this letter he proceeds to inform Gen. Wise that the town of Williamsburg has been occupied by the troops under
e of the United States.
In speaking of the successful attacks of Gen. Wise's troops upon his forces, by which the latter were twice driven o has directed Major-General Keves to re-occupy the town, and gives Gen. Wise notice that in case any repetition of what he terms "these aggres tor of the laws of civilized warfare.
to this letter of Dix, Gen. Wise responds at length, and in his own peculiar and scathing style.
o, you or I, will be most certain and fearful in execution.
Gen. Wise concludes his letter, which, from beginning to end, is a most sco