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. S. McGraw and myself to pass your times to obtain the body of Col. Cameron, who fell in the action of yesterday. My solicitude in this matter is an impulse of private character. The rigid rules established in Washington with reference to flags of truce prevent me from carrying out my wishes without proceeding as I am now doing. I believe General B. will recollect me while a resident in New Orleans; but if President Davis, Gen. Lee, Gen. Johnston, Gen. Wigfall, Colonels Miles, Keitt, or Withers, are present, they will not hesitate to vouch for me. General Bouham, and in fact nearly all your officers, know me. In addition to the gratification of performing a sacred duty. I would be highly delighted to meet in your camp many of my most valued friends. It is proper for me to add that I have not been in any manner connected with the action of the Government here, and that I am a neutral. Very respectfully, yours, &c., Arnold Harris. Please make the passport for A Harris
st mode in which those objects could be accomplished. Concluding, Mr. Marshall submitted a written plan from Dr. Fenner, of Louisiana, for the establishment of a Central Bureau at Richmond, for receiving and distributing contributions for the relief and comfort of the Louisiana volunteers, which he recommended to the consideration of the meeting. After a discussion of various plans looking in the same direction, and in which Messrs. W. Brooke, W. P. Harris, Means, Blewett, Orr, Rives, Withers, Davis, Smedes, Chambliss, and other gentlemen participated, the following resolution was offered by Hon. Wily P. Harris, and unanimously adopted by the meeting: Resolved, That this meeting recommend to the proper authorities of Mississippi to appoint one or more agents or assistant quarter-masters, to act in Virginia, in receiving and distributing supplies to the Mississippi volunteers, and that the President be requested so far to recognize such agents as to give them access to the
volunteers, with two 6 pounder brass guns of Walton's battery. Bonham's brigade held the approaches to Mitchell's ford. It was composed of Kershaw's 2d, Williams' 3d, Becon's 7th, and Cash's 8th regiments South Carolina volunteers, of Shields' and Del Kemper's batteries, and of Flood's, Radford's, Payne's, Ball's, Wickham's and Powell's companies of Virginia cavalry, under Col. Radford. Cocke's brigade held the fords below and in the vicinity of the Stone Bridge, and consisted of Withers' 18th, Lt. Col. Strange's 19th, and R. T. Preston's 28th regiments, with Latham's battery and one company of cavalry, Virginia volunteers. Evans held my left flank and protected the Stone Bridge crossing with Sloan's Fourth Regiment South Carolina Volunteers, Wheat's Special Battalion, Louisiana Volunteers, four six pounder guns, and two companies of Virginia cavalry. Early's Brigade, consisting of Kemper's 7th (six companies,) Early's 24th Regiment Virginia Volunteers, Hays' 7th
to go in sight of the enemy on picket. Yesterday, while on duty, Capt. Wall, of the Prospect Company, brought in two bipeds of General Scott. They had the "sweet German accent," and, as we could not understand their "musical lingo," we had to use an interpreter to learn from them, what we knew before, that they were fighting for pay. While we were looking over at the enemy, and lying carelessly about our posts, some six or eight cannon balls came over our heads and took us by surprise. Col. Withers gallantly came to our assistance with the balance of the regiment and a display of artillery, as if for battle, whereupon they kept remarkably quiet the rest of the day. Capt. Spencer, (Company K,) with ten men as a body guard, meantime performed a hazardous enterprise. Several females, frightened by the firing of the artillery, passed out of our lines, and had gone through a skirt of woods, occupied partly by our men and partly by the enemy. For fear that they would give important inte
Galveston. In this herculean undertaking of the Government, a draught force of between two and three hundred oxen were employed, and the conductors were endeavoring to obtain two hundred more to aid in dragging the vast weight through the soft, mud-soaked roads.--The conduct was making a progress of about ten miles per day, the line of march having been taken up at Alexandria, on Red River, where the ordnance was disembarked from New Orleans boats. An embargo on the small craft. Gen. Withers has put an embargo on the small vessels which ply around the lower harbor of Mobile. If a similar order had been put in force long ago, it would have been better for the safety of the coast; for all along it, it is said, men are living who have loyalty to nothing, except their immediate profits. Whether Lincoln or the Czar of Russia, or any one else, rules, is to them a matter of indifference, as long as they are left to ply their trades. As is believed, many of these men have been act
Firing at Fort Morgan. --There were many rumors afloat yesterday morning in relation to the reported firing on some workmen near Fort Morgan. From all the information we could gather, the facts are that on Friday the United States steamer Mississippi ran in within about two miles of the beach, about five miles east of Fort Morgan, where there was a number of laborers erecting sand batteries, and threw some seventeen shot and shall at them, which caused the workmen to disperse. No damage was done. We learn that Brigadier General Withers was immediately dispatched for, and he left the city for the Fort late on Friday night.--Mobile paper.
so, and prefer to live a vassal of the North? I, for one, would rather see the last of my name and blood perish in the struggle, than witness such a degradation of my country. With much respect, dear madam, I remain your most obedient servant, G. T. Beauregard, Mrs. A. M. G., of Greenwood, Hicksford Post-Office, Greenville co., Va. The enemy on the Southern coast. The Mobile News, of Tuesday, says: Last evening a courier arrived from the coast bearing dispatches to General Withers that the enemy's forces menaced a landing, from the fleet outside, at the "Point of Pines" With this courier the writer had an interview, and he stated that two launches, at least, had been seen to come in. This has naturally created a general interest, though but little excitement, this people not being of the "sensational" order, for the reason that they have strong nerves and strong confidence in the defensibility of the city against the worst efforts of the enemy. It is suited
fell, severely wounded. --one bullet having passed through his thigh. He is now in the army hospital in this city, in a very precarious condition. He gives his name as John Murray. Richard Norwood was hung at Millican a few days since for harbering slaves. Incident from the Gulf. The Mobile Register, of the 15th Inst., brings intelligence that at half-past 8 o'clock the previous evening, a mounted courier arrived in that city, express from the coast, with dispatches for Gen. Withers. The messenger was one of the Mobile Drageous, and the purport of his intelligence was that the enemy were landing forces at "Point of Pines." a few miles west of the mouth of Beyon Batre, on the 14th. A fleet was lying outside the islands and sending in the troops across, the sound in launches, two of which had already come in, to land or reconnoitre, when the messenger was dispatched to bear intelligence to the Commanding General. Referring to this movement of the enemy, the Regi
The Daily Dispatch: December 2, 1861., [Electronic resource], The supply of Wood — no chance for the speculators — the members of the conference Visiting the Navy-Yard — the weather. (search)
lin happening to be recently within the lines of Gen. Rosencranz's camp, heard much of this perjured officer, and promised to transmit the proper documents to prove his breach of faith and honor. The following are the papers prepared for this purpose: Near Charlottesville, Va., Nov. 29, 1861. Gen. J. H. Winder--Sir: Circumstances lately situated me so, I could but hear base charges and falsehoods emanating from a prisoner taken after the battle at Scarey in Kanawha, known as Dr. Withers, I believe; he claimed to be a Colonel in the Federal army, and I think it but justice to all interested it should be known, and hope you will say in reply whether this man was on parole when he escaped from your charge, and if so, the facts connected with it. Whilst Cols Woodruff and Neff, and others, prisoners, conducted themselves on their trip to Richmond with dignity and propriety, I have it from reliable authority he availed himself of many opportunities to express his kind fee
The Daily Dispatch: December 14, 1861., [Electronic resource], [correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch.] (search)
Knights Templar. --The following is a list of the officers of the Grand Commandery of Knights Templar of Virginia, elected Dec. 12, 1861 Edward H, Gill, Grand Commander. J. Robin McDaniel, Deputy Grand Commander. W. B. Isaacs, G. Generalissimo. John W. Potts. G. Captain General. James Evans, Grand Treasurer. John Dove, G Recorder, Francis I Boggs, G. Prelate. George W. Dame G. Senior Warden. Powhatan B. Starke G. Junio Warden. Robert E., Withers, G Standard Bearer. Benjamin Howison. G. Sword Bearer. Charles McAlpin, G. Warden. Emanuel Semon, G Steward.
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