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Fire and Loss of Life. Philadelphia, May 4. --The Adamantine Candle Factory of Messrs. Tham & Co. and Soap Works of Messrs. Van Hager & McKim, in this city, were destroyed by fire last night. Two firemen were killed by falling walls, and others are supposed to be buried in the ruins.
ht were Granbury's and Govan's brigades. As the enemy charged the Texas brigade, the 6th and 7th Arkansas enfiladed them on the left, while the 8th Arkansas engaged them on the right. The latter regiment being very much exposed, and being compelled to charge the enemy, lost very heavily.--Their loss was 18 killed, 63 wounded, and two missing. The loss of the other regiments was very small--two hundred and fifty covering the entire loss of the division. Among the captured Yankees is one Major McKim, who says he resided at Marietta several years ago. When the war broke out he was living at West Point, Miss. Bates's division were heavily engaged yesterday evening on the left — their loss was very heavy.--Lewis's Kentucky and Finley's Florida brigades lost 72 killed, 350 wounded, and 56 missing. They charged the enemy in their breastworks and were repulsed. A letter from New Hope Church, dated the 31st, says: Our lines are very nearly the same this morning that they ha
ers. Fifty-four men were selected as the executioners, forty-four of them belonging to the Tenth Kansas and ten to the Forty-first Missouri. Thirty-six of these composed the front firing party, eighteen being reserved in case they should not do the work effectually. About three o'clock the prisoners arrived on the ground and sat down, attached to the posts. They all appeared to be more or less affected, but, considering the circumstances, remained remarkably firm. Father Ward and Rev. Mr. McKim spoke to the men in their last moments, exhorting them to put their trust in God. The row of posts range north and south, and at the first on the north was Asa V. Ladd, on his left was George Nichols, next Harvey H. Blackburn, George T. Bunch, Charles W. Minniken and James W. Gates. Ladd and Blackburn sat with perfect calmness, with their eyes fixed on the ground, and did not speak. Nichols gave no sign of emotion at first, but sat with seeming indifference, scraping the ground with h
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