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From the Northwest--Col. Githam's command. We stated yesterday, that an unpleasant rumor from Col. Githam's regiment, In Northwestern Virginia, was not credited by the authorities in this city. We have since received a statement of the facts gather from a private letter written by Quartermaster J. R. Mounteastle, of Company, "F," and deem it our duty to-day it before the public. The letter is dated Camp on Elk Mountain October 3d. Six days previous to that time, when the regiment was encamped on Middle. Mountain, (In the western part of Pocahonas county, near the Randolph line,) an order to retreat was issued, though from what cause is not definitly stated. It was a terrible night when this order was given, the rain pouring in torrents, and the darkness almost impenetrable, yet the tents were struck, the wagons loaded, and the regiment was ready in march at day break. After proceeding three miles the troops were brought to a halt be the high waters of Elk river, which render
The Daily Dispatch: October 12, 1861., [Electronic resource], Another account of the battle on Greenbrier River. (search)
Another account of the battle on Greenbrier River. Camp Bartow, Greenbrier River,Pocahontas Co., Oct. 4, 1861. Editors of Dispatch: Almost are the rattle of the enemy's artillery in full retreat is silenced by distance, I find myself endeavoring to communicate to you the facts and particulars of our little engagement with the Yankees, on yesterday, 3d of October. At about 6 o'clock A. M. a messenger from our pickets reported the enemy advancing in full force, with cannon, wagons, and every thing necessary, and indicative of an immediate attack. Two companies were promptly dispatched in double-quick time to sustain our pickets, and check their advance until our camp was put in a thorough state of defence. In less than thirty minutes we were ready to receive our enemy with — not open, but loaded arms. At 6 o'clock and 45 minutes our whole force of pickets — probably two hundred--holding an advantageous position in a short bend in the road, about one mile from camp, and
Five days later from Europe.arrival of the Nova Scotian. the trial and Acquittal of Curran — Ecclesiastical affairs in Italy — the Cotton question in Italy — recognition of Italy by Belgium, &c. Farther Point, Nov. 12. --The steamer Nova Scotian, from Liverpool, Thursday October 3d, and Londonderry, November 1. arrived here at half-past 8 P. M. She brings four days later intelligence than that of the Persia. The Nova Scotian has twenty-eight cabin and 128 steerage passengers, and $90,000 in specie. She passed the Anglo-Saxon at seven P. M. of the 11th, thirty miles west of Natahquan Point. The steamship North Briton is the last of the season to Quebec. The political news is unimportant. The Times has published Mr. W. Furnard's account of his arrest on landing from the City of Washington at New York, but without any important comments. The Times also notices the arrest of another British subject, Mr. Cornellus Nilford, on landing from <
From New Orleans. Mobile, Oct. 3. --Brute Butler has issued an order (No. 76) requiring all persons in New Orleans, male or female, eighteen Years of age or upwards, who sympathize with the Southern Confederacy, to report themselves by the 1st of October, with descriptive lists of their property, real and personal. If they remove their allegiance to the United States Government, they are to be recommended for pardon, if not, they will be fined and imprisoned, and their property confiscated. The policemen of the city are charged with the duty of seeing that every householder enrolls his property in the respective districts.
From Gordonsville. Gordonsville, Oct. 3. --The report that Meade had sent two army corps to Rosecran and that the enemy was preparing to fall back, is contradicted. Our scouts say that but one corps has been sent to Rosecrans, and that there are no indications of falling back. Three Federal prisoners, captured at Robertson river, and three of their deserters, passed through to day for Richmond.
From the battle-field. Missionary Ridge via Chickamauga, Oct. 3. --The sun rose bright and clear this morning after two days of heavy rains. The hostile lines of the enemy are plainly seen from Gen. Bragg's headquarters. A flag of truce was expected yesterday. The enemy is again busy strengthening his positions, the most formidable of which is a star-shaped fort in the enemy's rear partially constructed before the evacuation of Chattanooga by our troops. The health and spirit of the troops are very fine, and they are all anxious to be led against the enemy. Everything indicates quiet for some time. Rosecrans's forces seem to be massed in and immediately around the town. Three pontoons have been through across the river and his wagon trains are parked on the opposite banks.
From the Southwest. Atlanta, Oct. 3--10-12 A. M. --The trains report all quiet before Chattanooga. A species to the Intelligencer, dated the 30th, says: "In the exchange of wounded prisoners to-day we had twenty-five hundred Yankees, and they had forty-one Confederates." Gen. Dan. Adams has determined to remain in the Yankee lines until his condition is so improved as to justify his safe removal. Gov. Brown reached camp to-day, and was enthusiastically cheered by the troops. The enemy still held Knoxville.
For Hire, for the balance of the year, an excellent Cook, Washer and Ironer and House Servant, without encumbrance.--Apply on Franklin street, three doors below Third street, south side, until the 3d of October. oc 1--1t*
For Hire, for the balance of the year, an excellent Cook, Washer and Ironer and House Servant, without encumbrance.--Apply on Franklin street, three doors below Third street, south side, until the 3d of October.
special dispatch to Chicago from St. Paul, Minnesota, dated September 30, says: A letter from Fort Rice, dated September 10, states that Captain Fisk's Idaho train had been attacked by Indians, and that seven of his rear guard and four emigrants were killed. The Indians then attacked his main body in such numbers that he was compelled to entrench himself and send back to General Sully for help. In this morning's fight, twenty Indians were killed. A Valuable Prize. Washington, October 3. --Information has been received at the Navy Department of the capture by the steamer Magnolia of the blockade running steamer Matagorda, about seventy-five miles off Cape Antonio, Cuba. She was from Galveston for Havana, with a cargo, which consisted of cotton, the deck load of which, some two hundred bales, was thrown overboard. She is said to be a splendid steamer. Gold. The Gazette quotes gold on the evening of the 3d as closing at 191 1-4, a decline during the day of
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