One of the most estimable and prominent among the gentlemen from the Northwest
now exiled from their homes and sojourning in this city, calls our attention to the tissue of lies which occur in an article copied into this paper yesterday morning from a Baltimore paper, and by that paper taken from that infamous sheet, the Wheeling Intelligencer
The article relates to the fight at Rich Mountain
and succeeding events.
We notices some of its falsehoods.
It states that ‘"Ex-Lieut. Gov. Wm. L. Jackson
"’ ‘"was killed at Cheat Mountain Pass."’--Col. Jackson
is safe with his regiment at Monterey
It states that Col. Lowry Wilson
, of Morgantown
, was killed at Rich Mountain Col. Wilson
is now in this city.
A statement made by the Black Republican
editor, which our informant considers especially unjust and outrageous, is that Col. Heck
had declared after his arrest that ‘"six weeks ago he felt that he was on the wrong side."’ Our informant knows Col. II.
well, and utterly discredits the statement.
He believes him to be true and loyal to Virginia
, and is confident that he never could have been induced to make such a confession as that attributed to him.