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r the people of this section of Virginia. The important question in regard to the oath of allegiance has justly excited considerable interest in this community, and is being very generally discussed.--There can be no denying the authority of Gov. Pierpoint in this matter, and, we are glad that he has so promptly met the difficulty by designating who are to be required to take the oath; it clears the way and leaves no occasion for debate upon the subject. Those officials who pretend that they oJeff. Davis's bogus Government can now be easily and very properly got rid of. We call particular attention to the following: "On or before Friday next (20th inst.) every State, county, city, and town officer within the jurisdiction of Governor Pierpoint, of Virginia, and all officers of the militia, and officers and privates of volunteer companies of the State not mustered into the service of the United States, will be required to take the following oath: "I solemnly swear (or affirm)
f the Montagues and Capulets has been engendered between the two sections, and it seems each day to increase in unnaturalness and ferocity. The South cannot now yield with safety. If the North can with honor. Under this condition of affairs, we cannot look forward to a speedy change in Northern temper, or hope for a speedy peace. Affairs in Alexandria. Alexandria, Va., Aug. 16 --The Commissioner of the Revenue, in conjunction with one citizen from each ward, by order of Governor Pierpoint, the loyal Executive of the State, is now engaged in enrolling the citizens of this county, preparatory to the contemplated draft. There will be many, doubtless, anxious to evade that process, especially those of Secession proclivities. The children of Israel, of which we have a considerable portion, dislike the idea of shouldering arms to support the Government. But they must forego all petty differences or partialities at the present time, and face the music. We are looking f
The Daily Dispatch: August 25, 1862., [Electronic resource], One of Pierpoint's Sheriffs captured. (search)
One of Pierpoint's Sheriffs captured. A private letter from Mt. Jackson, Shenandoah county, dated the 18th inst., states that a noted Confederate scout, with five associates, a few days previously, entered the enemy's lines and captured the Sheriff of Berkeley county, under the Pierpoint dynasty. It is said that this official had in his possession some thirty thousand dollars that he had collected from the people of that county.
Desertion of Unionists. Three hundred and sixty Union men from Pierpoint's dominions joined General Loring a few days since, and our intelligence is that these deluded men now see the error of their ways, and are daily flocking in crowds to our standard.
Forty one men, comprising a mired assortment of soldiers and citizens, residents of Western Virginia and subjects of Pierpoint, were received at Castle Thunder Saturday. At the Libby prison ten Yankee soldiers were received from Manassas.
The Daily Dispatch: September 16, 1862., [Electronic resource], By the Governor of Virginia — a proclamation. (search)
participation in the war. In all such cases, where the parties are willing to manifest their fealty to the Commonwealth, and to show their faith by their works, I recommend that an amnesty be granted, upon such terms and conditions as your wisdom may prescribe. Northwestern Virginia. All the indications are favorable to the recovery of the possession of the portion of the State lying west of the Allegheny mountains. Indeed. I entertain no doubt that the usurped Government, under Pierpoint, will soon be overthrown, and the people will cheerfully return to their allegiance to the rightful Government of this Commonwealth. Our recent information is full of hope and encouragement; and the immense numbers who are now coming out, and joining the army, show, that although the spirit of patriotism has slumbered long, it has at last been folly aroused, and is manifesting itself in the most effective manner. The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad has been a positive nuisance to this St
r with the people of that State, Similar representations have been made on the part of the people of the 8th Congressional District of Virginia, known as the Harper's Ferry District, composed of the counties of Hampshire, Page, Warren, Clarke, Berkeley, Jefferson, Frederick, Morgan, and Loudoun. Numerous letters have been received here by the Marshal of the District of Columbia, a native of that section, and other prominent residents of Washington, complaining bitterly of the failure of Gov. Pierpoint to order an election. There was a time when it might have been held with comparative safety, and the Union sentiment of the district been freely represented. The responsibility for the Fredericksburg disaster — report of the Congressional Committee on the War. [From the N. Y. Herald, 26 h.] The report of the Congressional Committee on the War fixes the responsibility for the disaster at Fredericksburg beyond the shadow of a doubt. When Gen. Burnsides white-watching letter to Ge
ve to Capt. A. Webster, who has been on trial before it for several days past, were promulgated yesterday. Webster was arrested in Fauquier county some months ago, charged with the murder. In cold blood and under circumstances of peculiar atrocity of a Confederate Captain named Sunpeon, and brought to Richmond and placed in Castle. Thunder, from which place he has made several unsuccessful attempts to escape. The prisoner was regularly commissioned as Capt, of an independent company in Pierpoint' army, and as such had done much to oppress the loyal inhabitants of the counties in which he and his follow-fresheners operated. He was not tried for the murder of Captain Simpson before the Court Martial, but for the military offence of a breach of his parole of honor. Of this offence he was found guilty, and two-thirds of the court assenting thereto it was adjudged that he be hung by the neck until dead at such time and place as might be designated by the commander of the Department o
Execution of Capt. Webster. --In pursuance of sentence of Court Martial recently passed, Capt. A. C. Webster, of Pierpoint's Army, was duly hanged yesterday at a quarter to 1 o'clock, at Camp Lee, for violating his parole of honor. The accused was captured several months since in Loudoun county, and at the time was charged with sundry crimes, amongst which was then provoked murder of Capt. Simpson a Confederate officer, horse stealing, and arson. These latter were offences of which the Military Court could take no cognizance. It was found, however, that shortly after being captured by Confederate troops and paroled, be had appeared at the head of an organized band of desperadoes, and committed most of the crimes alleged against him before he had been exchanged. This, by military law, is punished with death, and, being found guilty, he was duly sentenced, and the execution, as before related, took place yesterday at Camp Lee. When going to the gallows Webster remarked to
When the Mississippi was open sixty-four per cent. of trade of Cincinnati went South, twenty- four per cent. to the Northwest and 12 per cent. to the East! Two young men, Cave and Tretwell, convicted in Page county, Virginia, of horse stealing, have been sentenced to two years in the penitentiary. John Tucker, a notorious traitor and commissioned officer of Pierpoint army, was killed in Hardy county, Va., a few days since. Two Confederate States recruiting officers named Wagner (brothers) were killed by bushwhackers in Johnson county, Tenn a few day since. The residence of Maj. Gen. John S. Floyd, a Va., has been cold & Mr. Hendricks for $20,000. The Mason (Ga.) says that the of $50,000 was offered for a negro boy in their city.
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