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Stafford (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 45
om members of Congress. November 2 Dark and dismal. The Governor continues his exemptions, now amounting to thousands. S. Basset French (State agent to buy and sell supplies to the people), with one or more clerks, and such laborers, etc. as may be necessary, I find among his last exemptions. A smart and corrupt agent could make a fortune out of these exemptionS. Of course, the Governor's A. D. C. will do no such thing. No news from below. Rev. John Clark writes from Stafford County that the conscripts there have hid themselves in White Oak Swamp, because the Secretary of War has exempted an able-bodied man to work for Mrs.----, his — widow. Gen. Winder, with the prisoners in the South, is in hot water again. He wants to make Cashmyer suttler (like ancient Pistol), and Major--, the Secretary's agent, opposes it, on the ground that he is a Plug Ugly rogue and cut-throat. Mr. George Davis, Attorney-General Confederate States, has given it as his opinion that
Hornady (Alabama, United States) (search for this): chapter 45
This is merely speculation, however; he may resolve to wield the whole military strength and resources of the United States with more fury than ever. But there will henceforth be a dangerous party against him in the rear. The defeated Democrats will throw every obstruction in his path — and they may chock his wheels-or even give him employment for the bayonet at home. Dispatches from Beauregard and Hood, November 4th, at Tuscumbia, say that Sherman is concentrating at Huntsville and Decatur. Part of our army is at Florence. Gen. B. says his advance has been retarded by bad weather and want of supplies, but that he will march into Tennessee immediately. Gen. Forrest is throwing difficulties in the way of Sherman. The armies are equidistant from Nashville, and if Sherman's supplies fail, his condition becomes desperate. Captain Manico (acting lieutenant-colonel Departmental Regiment) informs me that the enemy will certainly open batteries in a day or two on our troops at
Forsyth, Ga. (Georgia, United States) (search for this): chapter 45
ng, who knows the views, wishes, and plans of the government. I think so too! The papers think that Grant is about to try again to force his way into Richmond, as soon as the weather will permit. We had a delicious treat of persimmons to-night — a quart bought for a dollar. They were delicious, and we enjoyed them hugely. Also a quart of apples, for which we paid a dollar. Sunday, November 20 Rained all night — raining this morning. A dispatch from Gen. Wheeler, 18th, at Forsyth, Ga., says: The enemy rapidly advancing. It is said Gov. Brown has called out the men en masse. I think Sherman is in danger. Mr. Foote made what is called a compromise speech in Congress yesterday. But although there is vacillation in the government, no compromise measures will be tolerated yet — if ever. Everything still depends upon events in the field. I think the government at Washington and the people of the United States are very weary of the war, and that peace of some sort m<
Dalton, Ga. (Georgia, United States) (search for this): chapter 45
army is between Atlanta and Chattanooga, when the purpose is to precipitate the whole army upon it, etc. Gen. B. doubts not he will soon be able to announce good tidings, etc. etc. This letter to Gen. Cooper is submitted to the Secretary of War, by whom it is submitted for the information of the President, and sent back by him-Read and returned, 4th Nov. ‘64.-J. D. Gen. B. was to leave that day to join Gen. Hood, in vicinity of Guntersville, on Tennessee River. Sherman's army was between Dalton and Gadsden, 15 miles from Gadsden. Sunday, November 6 Bright and frosty. All quiet below. Another day, and if it remains quiet, we may know that Lincoln will be re-elected. It is said news came from the North last night, that gold sold for $260, and that Governor Seymour had ordered the militia of New York to be in readiness for the protection of the polls on Tuesday next. G. W. Randolph, late Secretary of War, has sailed for Europe, taking his family with him. Other quon
Providence, R. I. (Rhode Island, United States) (search for this): chapter 45
ir phraseology accordingly, and often with effect. The following is his last proclamation: Proclamation appointing a Day for Public Worship. It is meet that the people of the Confederate States should, from time to time, assemble to acknowledge their dependence on Almighty God, to render devout thanks for his manifold blessings, to worship his holy name, to bend in prayer at his footstool, and to accept, with reverent submission, the chastening of his all-wise and all-merciful Providence. Let us, then, in temples and in fields, unite our voices in recognizing, with adoring gratitude, the manifestations of his protecting care in the many signal victories with which our arms have been crowned; in the fruitfulness with which our land has been blessed, and in the unimpaired energy and fortitude with which he has inspired our hearts and strengthened our arms in resistance to the iniquitous designs of our enemies. And let us not forget that, while graciously vouchsafing
Georgia (Georgia, United States) (search for this): chapter 45
st doing wonders. Tennessee. Gen. Johnston on his Georgia campaign. John Mitchel and Senator Foote. progress of Sherman. from Gov. Brown, of Georgia. capture of Gen. Pryor. November 1 Bright and frosty morning.t his regiments from Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Georgia, etc. etc. be recruited from their respective StatWar Office. Gen. J. E. Johnston's report of his Georgia campaign concludes by asserting that he did intend ousand. Perhaps it will hit Governor Brown, of Georgia, also; but Sherman will hit him hardest. He must c our iron-clads. Gen. and Hon. R. K. Wright, of Georgia, is said to have gone to Washington to negotiate a peace for Georgia. A dispatch from Gen. Wheeler, dated yesterday, 12 miles from Forsyth, says: I think defi's appointment of Gen. Bragg to command the army in Georgia, or Mr. Hunter's prospects for the Presidency. No ation, saying he will soon arrive to the rescue in Georgia. Here, then, will be war between the two B.'s-Brag
Richmond (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 45
military or domestic family. By a report from the Niter and Mining Bureau, it appears that thirteen furnaces of the thirty odd in Virginia have ceased operations. Several have been destroyed by the enemy; the ore and fuel of others have become exhausted; and those in blast threaten to cease work for want of hands, the men being put in the army. November 28 Calm and warm; clouds and sunshine, without wind. All quiet below. It is reported that one of our picket boats in the James River deserted last night. It is said the crew overpowered the officers and put them ashore, and then the boat rowed down to the enemy. I am informed by Capt. Warner that there are 12,000 graves of Federal prisoners at Andersonville, Ga. That climate is fatal to them; but the government cannot feed them here, and the enemy won't exchange. A dispatch from Gen. Bragg: Augusta, November 27th, 1864.-We have lost communication with the front. A small cavalry raid cut the Savannah Ra
Bull's Gap (Tennessee, United States) (search for this): chapter 45
ietly having their kinsmen and favorites detailed back to their civil positions, the poor and friendless are still left out in the cold. Many of these have refugee families dependent on them, while those brought in are mostly rich, having sought office merely to avoid service in the field. The battalion, numbering 700, has less than 200 now in the trenches. Hundreds of the local forces, under a sense of wrong, have deserted to the enemy. Gen. Breckinridge has beaten the enemy at Bull's Gap, Tenn., taking several hundred prisoners, 6 guns, etc. Mr. Hunter was at the department early this morning in quest of news. Gave $75 for a load of coal. Messrs. Evans & Cogswell, Columbia, S. C., have sent me some of their recent publications: A Manual of Military Surgery, by I. Julian Chisolm, M. D., 3d edition ; Digest of the military and naval laws, by Lester & Bromwell; Duties of a Judge Advocate, etc. by Capt R. C. Gilchrist; and A map of East Virginia and North Carolina; a
Newsome Springs (Alabama, United States) (search for this): chapter 45
anta, and the railroad bridge over Chattanooga River (in his rear) Enemy advancing this morning. To Gen. Bragg. Twelve M. Still another dispatch from Gen. Wheeler to Gen. Bragg, dated Jonesborough, 3 P. M., 15th inst. Enemy advanced early this morning with infantry, cavalry, artillery, and wagonshave driven our cavalry back upon this place-strength not yet ascertained, etc. Still another dispatch: Griffin, Ga., November 16th, 1864. To Gen. Bragg. Enemy checked this evening near Bear Creek — enemy evidently marching to Macon. Jos. Wheeler, Major-General. The dispatches from Gen. Weeler have produced no little commotion in the War Office. Gen. J. E. Johnston's report of his Georgia campaign concludes by asserting that he did intend to defend Atlanta; that he retreated before overwhelming numbers; that the President did not favor him with any directions; that Lee retreated before Grant, and everybody praised him for it; that Gen. Hood professed to be his friend, when
Louisiana (Louisiana, United States) (search for this): chapter 45
Xliv. November, 1864 Proclamation for a day of public worship. Gov. Allen, of Louisiana. letter from Gen. Beauregard. departure for Europe. Congress assembles. quarrel between Gens. Kemper and Preston. Gen. Forrest doing wonders. Tennessee. Gen. Johnston on his Georgia campaign. John Mitchel and Senator Foote. ount to between one and two hundred since the 1st of September. November 3 Cold rain; rained all night. Gen. Lee, urging that his regiments from Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Georgia, etc. etc. be recruited from their respective States, concludes a recent letter thus: I hope immediate action will be taken upon this subj of President Lincoln's re-election next week. We get no news from our armies except through the Northern papers — not reliable just now. Gov. Allen, of Louisiana, writes a furious letter to the Secretary of War, who ordered the disbandment of the State Battalion. He says the order is a personal offense to him and an insu
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