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r Representatives in the General Assembly of Virginia and in the Congress of the Confederate States, and also to the newspapers in Richmond, with the request that they be published. [Many of the members of the above brigade are from Northwestern Virginia, and have not seen their homes since the beginning of the war.] Camp of the FifteenthVirginia infantry,Fort Gilmer, February 9, 1865. At a meeting of companies B, G. and I, of the Fifteenth Virginia infantry, Corse's brigade, Pickett's division, the following preamble and resolutions were adopted without a dissenting voice: Whereas, an unreasonable amount of gloom and despondency has seized hold of the minds of many of our citizens and soldiers, because of the recent reverses to our arms: we, as a component part of the Army of Northern Virginia, nothing daunted, come with renewed vows and an unflinching determination to be free, and say to our people be of good cheer; therefore, be it 1st. Resolved, That we
Spirit of our soldiers. At a meeting of the Thirty-second Virginia infantry, Corse's brigade, Pickett's division, held in the trenches on the evening of the 13th of February, Sergeant R. A. Sclater was appointed chairman, and Lieutenant A. T. Pettit secretary. The following preamble and resolutions were adopted with the utmost enthusiasm and without a dissenting voice: Whereas, we, the men of the Thirty-second Virginia infantry, entered upon this war in 1861 with the intention l be glad to learn that it is still at the front, with its armor on and spirit unconquered and unconquerable. Lieutenant A. T. Pettit, Secretary. at a meeting of the officers and men of the First Virginia infantry, Terry's brigade, Pickett's division, held at their camp, near Howlett's House, February 15, 1865, for the purpose of expressing their sentiments and determination to devote all of their energy to the prosecution of the war, on motion, Lieutenant-Colonel F. H. Lang
tice. A bill was reported from the Committee on Privileges and Elections, providing for voting by persons in the military service, and persons absent from their respective counties and corporations on account of the presence of the public enemy, in elections for members of Congress and for Governor, Lieutenant Governor and Attorney General, and for members of the General Assembly. Mr. Nash, from Chesterfield, presented a series of resolutions from the Eighteenth Virginia infantry, Pickett's division, expressing their wish for arming certain of the colored population and putting them in the military service of the country; which were referred to the Committee on Confederate Relations. A preamble and resolutions on the state of the country, adopted by the Third regiment of Virginia cavalry, were also read and referred to the Committee on Confederate Relations. The following resolutions were offered by Mr. Collier, of Petersburg, and agreed to: "Resolved, That a
at the front, that a mutiny had taken place among a large batch of deserters who were sent up the James river on Friday morning. Sharp firing was heard in that direction, (Drury's Bluff), and it was believed that extreme measures had to be resorted to in order to quell the disturbance. Another report prevailed, that a force of Union cavalry had made their appearance on the north side of the river, and were having an engagement. Deserters who came in yesterday say, that two brigades of Pickett's division had been sent from Petersburg to reinforce Early, and that General Sheridan had captured one thousand of them in addition to those before reported. Latest from New Orleans. New Orleans dispatches to the New York Herald, dated February 28th, contain the following: The news of the destruction by fire of the gunboat Arizona, reached the naval headquarters about noon to-day. She accidentally took fire last night about twelve o'clock, and burned to the water's edge. N
he South Anna, and between Chesterfield station and the Chickahominy river. Every bridge, nearly every culvert, and scores of miles of the rail itself have been completely destroyed. One of these bridges was one thousand feet, another seven hundred and fifty feet, another four hundred and twenty feet in length, and quite a number between one hundred and two hundred. These structures were made in Alexandria, and no duplicates are on hand to replace them. Longstreet, with the whole of Pickett's division, and some other troops, moved up to within five miles of Ashland. On the following morning, when a detachment of the Fifteenth New York entered Ashland as an advance-guard, the advance of Longstreet's column was encountered and driven back. Several staff officers entering the place at the same time, succeeded in cutting off Adjutant Auguste, of the Ninth Virginia infantry. Custer immediately prepared for action, so as to compel Longstreet to show his face. The Second New
s will be paid off at the first place they stop long enough to receive their money, and adds: It is also intended to serve Sheridan's boys in the same way, as soon as they form a junction with Sherman. This they will not fail to do as soon as ordered by "Little Phil." Grant's army. A letter from Grant's army says: General Kantz's cavalry division made a reconnaissance from the right of the Army of the James on Sunday, in the direction of New Kent Courthouse, and found Pickett's infantry division, of Longstreet's corps, posted with a view of preventing Sheridan from passing down to the James river and joining Grant; but, nevertheless, Sheridan can, if he so chooses, still pass in that direction, for Longstreet dare not throw a force so far down the peninsula as to virtually leave the entire Army of the James in his rear. Brownlow as a Governor. Brownlow, the Governor elect of Tennessee, has just recovered twenty-five thousand dollars damages from two "se
kind.--Express. At a late hour last night we received information of Dr. R. E. Robinson's death. His remains will reach this city by the early train from City Point.--Index Robert M. Dunlop, Esq., who, for the past three years, has discharged the duties of Superintendent of the Petersburg railroad, resigned his position yesterday, and will leave the city this morning, on his way to Europe.--Ib The song of the New Temperance Order is — Coming through the Rye.-- lb Major-General Pickett, of the late Confederate army, was in the city yesterday.-- Ib Charlottesville. A negro man, named Dick, was arrested in Louisa county on Friday last. Mr. James Fitz, Jr., it seems, had two horses stolen from him on Thursday night, and the next morning started in pursuit. He found his horses at Mr. Davis's in the possession of Dick, who also had with him another horse, taken in the neighborhood. Dick has been engaged in a regular business of this sort for a considerable t
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