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The Daily Dispatch: April 21, 1864., [Electronic resource] 5 1 Browse Search
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Town Election in Portsmouth. --An "election" was held in Portsmouth, Va., last week. Over the head of the simon pure ticket was printed "For President, Abraham Lincoln — subject to the Union nomination." About 400 votes were cast. Dan Collins was re-elected Mayor, getting 46 more votes than his competitor, John C. Neville — P. H. Daughtry was elected Commonwealth's Attorney by a majority of 44 over Lieutenant Governor L. P. C. Cowper. The other officers chosen were Dempsey Nash, Clerk of the Court; John J. Williams, Commissioner of the Revenue; J. M. Fleming, City Sergeant; and Chas. C. Jordan, City Surveyor. and Chas. C. Jordan, City Surveyor. The Sidermen are: John W Tucker, Wm. G Webb, Thomas Kain, and L C Adams. Common Councilmen.--John H Burroughs. Thomas Kala, Thomas Moran, Mitchum Noet, P. H. Daughtry, Lemuel H Williams, A C Dunham, Joseph H Porter, Nicholas Shacklock, John Wilson, Richard McLean, and Wm Walker. Constables — Eugene Kelly, George H Johnson, Wm E Mi<
The Daily Dispatch: April 21, 1864., [Electronic resource], Scenes in a town at the embarkation of a raid. (search)
After a long, and, to many of our citizens, a sleepless night, morning came. Soon after dawn the army was all astir and preparing for departure — and now began our trials. A general system of plunder and robbery was Inaugurated. The stores of Cowper & Jordan, J P Thomas, and C C Chalmers, druggist, were literally sacked. Every horse, mule, carriage and buggy remaining in town were sent to the whart. Every negro, bond or free, old or young, male or female, who were willing to accompany theids the steamers with all the baggage they could possibly convey. The number of blacks carried off by this party was about 60, one third of whom were free, leaving many of us without a cook or other servant and the supply exhausted. The store of Cowper & Jordan was forced and sacked by the 23d Massachusetts, in the presence of their Colonel, who, when complained to, replied that the men were allowed half an hour's recreation, and during that time were beyond his control They wantonly stove