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The Daily Dispatch: June 8, 1864., [Electronic resource] 6 0 Browse Search
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acts a noble example for those to follow who remain at home enjoying an abundance: Headq'rs Hetr's Division, June 5th, 1864. His Honor Joseph Mayo, Mayor of Richmond: Dear Sir --The officers and men of the 26th Mississippi regiment, Davis's brigade, hearing that there is some suffering among the poor women and children of Richmond, have unanimously agreed that one half of their rations for the next two days he distributed among these poor sufferers. You will confer a favor byrespectfully, Your obedient servant, H Hets, Major General. City Hall, Richmond, June 7th, 1861. To Major General Heth. General: I received your communication informing me that the officers and men of the 26th Mississippi regiment, Davis's brigade, had unanimously agreed that "one half of their rations for the next two days shall be distributed among the poor women and children of Richmond" Whilst every effort of public care and private charity has been directed to the benev
moved from the cars to the commissary building. Three of them had been safely deposited, but the fourth, on entering the building, was struck so violently that the machine exploded. The explosion "set off" the building and its contents at a rapid rate through the air. One hundred men, including twenty negroes, were "within range" of the missiles, of whom 63 were instantly killed, the rest wounded. Amongst the killed is a notorious Yankee villain, Lt. Willis. We learn, also, that Hezekiah Davis, an old citizen of that neighborhood, was present and was killed. At the scene of the disaster, it is said, the Yankees had erected a tall tower or lookout, on the top of which a Yankee was at the time posted. The tower suddenly disappeared, and if the sentinel on that tower has yet been found our informant has not heard of it. The explosion was heard twenty miles, and created great counteraction in the gar- rison at Newbern. the long roll was beaten, signal guns were fired, and