From camp Bartow.
severe weather — great suffering Among the troops — official vote of the soldiers at camp Bartow, &c.
[special Correspondence of the Dispatch.]
Camp Bartow, Pocahontas co. Nov. 7th.
The weather for the last week has been of the most boisterous kind.
Tuesday night and during the day of Wednesday was the worst that I have ever experienced.
The rain poured in torrents and the wind blew a perfect hurricane.
The mountains are covered with snow, and it is very cold.
The mud is ankle deep, both inside and outside of the tents, and the troops are suffering very much.
The weather is so inclement that a large number of our horses have received their final ‘"discharges,"’ and have taken their departure to that bourne where there are no horrid roads and the dreaded whip of the driver to weary them any longer.
There is scarcely a man you meet that can speak plainly, in consequence of colds, and the frequent barking of nights would remind one of a pack of hounds in full chase.
Yesterday was election day, and I send you the official vote of Colonel William B. Taliaferro
The election in the 23d was superintended by Dr. S. Angle
, with Captains William J. Sergeant
, J. P. Fitzgerald
, and Lieutenant E. C. Crump
The vote is small, in consequence of a large number of the men being absent on detached service and the very inclement weather.
The 23d, with a portion of Shumaker
's and Anderson
's Batteries, gave the following vote: Davis
Congressional Districts--3d District, Lyons
, 7; MacFarlane
, 3; Tyler
, 1. 4th District, Pryor
, 18. 5th District, Bocock
, 36; T. F. Goode
, 12. 6th District, John Goode
, 4; Treadway
, 3. 7th District, Holcombe
, 4; Leake
, 1. 8th District, Dejarnette
, 35; Morton
The 37th Regiment, (Colonel Fulkerson
,) gave 300 votes for Davis
, and in the 13th Congressional District, gave Walter Preston
219; F. McMullin
The 44th regiment (Col. Wm. C. Scott
) gave 183 votes for Davis
received 59 and Leake
11 votes in the 7th Congressional District; in the 4th District, Pryor
received 71; Bocock
71, and T. F. Goode
I vote for the 5th District; in the 3d District, Lyons
received 8, MacFarlane
1, and Tyler
4 votes; 8th District, Dejarnette
In the 6th District, John Goode
received 2 votes.[Your correspondent is indebted to the politeness of Lieut. Ed. Alfriend
, of company E., for the above returns.] This regiment has a number on the sick list and also on detached service.
's battalion gave their entire vote for Davis
For the 15th Congressional District, Ro. Johnston
got 31 and Morrall 2 votes.
For the 11th District, Col. Baldwin
received 38, Harper
1, and Baylor
's battery voted with this battalion.
In Col. Reynold
's brigade, (formerly Jackson
's) the 31st regiment, gave Ro. Johnston
133 and Morrall 36 votes for the 15th Congressional District.
For the 14th District, Kidwell
got 30 and Russell
The full vote for Davis
's battalion, Robt. Johnston
got 40 and Morrall 3 votes for the 15th Congressional District.
The above is official and may be relied on. Excuse the manner in which it is written, as it is so cold that your correspondent can scarcely hold his pen in his hand.