Daily Dispatch | Gilliams of Virginia

GILLIAMs of the Daily Dispatch, Richmond, Virginia, 1861-1865
Updated March 4, 2016

Background:
The Daily Dispatch, one of four predecessors of The Times-Dispatch, had a circulation equal to those of all other Richmond papers combined, it was independent of any political party and it was able to continue publishing throughout the war. It also contained news from the entire East Coast, reprinting articles from distant newspapers and even the letters of captured Union soldiers.

The transcription of the Daily Dispatch is the result of a National Leadership Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and collaboration between the University of Richmond, Tufts University's Perseus Project, and the Virginia Center for Digital History. There are currently 1384 issues of the paper available online, ranging in date from November 1860 through December 1865.


Overview:
Most of the GILLIAMs mentioned in the Daily Dispatch are from Richmond, Prince George and Petersburg. In the case of the reporting of casualties and those wounded or captured GILLIAMs mentioned range from Pennsylvania to Louisiana. Several Richmond marriages are also mentioned.

All references to Col. William Gilham, formerly of VMI and author of Tactics is not included as references to him are numerous during this period of Richmond's history.

I have corrected OCR mis-transcriptions as I have encountered them. For example, Marius GILLIAM was variously rendered Marias, Marians, etc.


The Daily Dispatch: November 1, 1860

List of Premiums awarded at the Seventh Annual exhibition of the
Virginia Mechanics' Institute, which closed on the night of the 31st Oct., 1860.
Class no. 10.—Worsted Embroidery, Tufted and Braid Work.
To Miss GILLIAM, for Chair-Cover, First-Class Premium, $3.
To Mrs. Anderson, for Chair-Cover, Second-Class Premium, 2.00.
To Mrs. E. B. Carter, for Chair-Cover, Third-Class Premium. 1.00.


The Daily Dispatch: November 24, 1860.

List of letters
—Remaining in the Richmond Post-Office, on the 23d day of November, 1860.
Published by authority of Act of Congress, in the newspaper having the largest circulation in the District where printed.
Persons calling for letters in this List, will please say they are Advertised.
GILLIAM J S


The Daily Dispatch: December 18, 1860.

1860.Blank Books.1861.
Having attached to our establishment one of the most complete Binderies in the State, and employing the best workmen and using the best material, we are prepared to manufacture, to order. Blank Books of every style, viz:
Journals, Ledgers, day Books, in-
Voice Books, sales Books, cash
Books. Balance Books, Tobacco
Books, Note Books, Collecting
Books, Check
Books, &c., &c.
In all cases we warrant to give entire satisfaction. As a specimen of our work, we invite the public to call at our Chancery and examine the set of Blank Books that the first Premium was awarded to us for, at the last Fair of the Merchantiles' Institute. They are pronounced by all to be the finest specimen of Blank Book work ever manufactured in this city.
We refer to the following persons and firms, for whom we have executed work:
Geo. W. GILLIAM, Esq.


The Daily Dispatch: December 24, 1860

Convicted
—James, slave to John GILLIAM, was convicted before the Mayor of stealing shoes from H. Stern & Brother, and sentenced to the lash.


The Daily Dispatch: January 9, 1861

A United States ship probably Lost.
—There is reason to fear that the United States sloop-of-war Levant has gone down with all on board. For the last four weeks apprehension of her loss has been generally gaining currency in the Navy, and the news received by the Department on Friday, to the effect that the Commander-in-Chief of the Pacific Squadron had not ordered her to stop at any of the intermediate ports between Honolulu and Panama, has removed the few hopes of her safety that existed. She had been cruising for some time around the Sandwich Islands, showing the American flag occasionally at different seaboard cities, and had sailed for the headquarters of the squadron at Panama to replenish her stores and provisions when last heard from. For over forty days the naval officers and sailors at the latter place were rather anxious about her. The Levant is a sailing sloop-of-war of the third class, and carries twenty guns. We append a list of her officers:
Commander, Wm. E. Hunt; Lieutenants, W. C. B. S. Porter, E. C. Stout, Colville Terrett, R. T. Bowen, Dawson PhÅnix, attached to the flag; Purser, A. J. Watson; Acting Master, J. C. Mosely; First Lieutenant of Marines, R. L. Browning; Passed Assistant Surgeon, J. S. GILLIAM; Assistant Surgeon, D. E. Montgomery; Captain's Clerk, A. O. Shuff: Purser's Clerk, C. Woodward; Acting Boatswain, H. Edmontson; Acting Gunner, R. S. King; Carpenter, John Jarvis; Sailmaker, C. T. Frost; Master's Mates, William Lewis, P. Morrison, Samuel H. Brown.


The Daily Dispatch: February 2, 1861

Letter List
—Remaining in the Richmond Post-office on the 1st day of February, 1861.
Published by authority of Act of Congress in the paper having the largest circulation in the District where printed.
Persons calling for letters in the List will please say they are Advertised.
GILLIAM J D


The Daily Dispatch: February 14, 1861

$5 reward
—Hound lost.—Lost, in this city, about two weeks since, a blue and black speckled Hound Dog, with tan face, and about one-half of his tail cut off. I will give a reward of $5 on his return to me.
Geo. W. GILLIAM.


The Daily Dispatch: March 4, 1861.

The sloop-of-war Levant.
—Dispatches received at the Navy Department from Captain Montgomery, Flag Officer of the Pacific Squadron, dated Panama, Feb. 13th, bring no information of the missing sloop-of-war Levant. Capt. M. says:
"Since my last dispatch, I have heard from Captain Ritchie, of the Saranac, at Payta, a copy of whose brief report of the execution of that part of his orders having reference to the Levant, is herewith furnished for the information of the Department. I regret to say that nothing has yet been heard from the missing ship. We have intelligence of a violent hurricane, in September last, in the region of the ocean through which the Levant would have to pass, in which an American clipper ship (since arrived at Valparaiso) was dismasted, and H. B. M. line-of-battle ship Ganges had her sails blown from the yards.—I have not learned the name of the clipper ship or other particulars than are here given. I have not, however, relinquished my hope of hearing of the Levant, and her officers and crew."

The Levant was a sailing sloop-of-war of the third class, ranking with the Fandalia, Cyane and St. Louis. She was built at Brooklyn twenty-three years ago; was 792 tons burthen, and carried twenty guns. She served the country well in her time, having cruised actively on the Home, African, East Indies, and Pacific Squadrons. Side by side with the San Jacinto, she, during her last commission, threw in her broadside to the Carrier Forts on the Canton river, and did much towards capturing them. The following is a list of her officers:
Commander, Wm. E. Hunt; Lieutenants, W. C. B. S. Porter, E. C. Stont, Colville Terrett, R. T. Bowen, Dawson PhÅnix, attached to the flag; Purser, A. J. Watson; Acting Master, J. C. Morseley; First Lieutenant of Marines, R. L. Browning; Passed Assistant Surgeon, J. S. GILLIAM; Assistant Surgeon, D. E. Montgomery; Captain's Clerk, A. O. Shuff; Purser's Clerk, C. Woodward; Acting Boatswain, H. Edmonson; Acting Gunner, R. S. King; Carpenter, John Jarvis; Sailmaker, C. T. Frost; Master's Mates, Wm. Lewis, P. Morrison, Samuel H. Brown.


The Daily Dispatch: March 8, 1861

$10 reward
—Ran away, about the first of last month, (February,) a negro man, named " Sam," the property ofBenj. J. Williamson. He is about five feet six inches in height, of mulatto complexion, and has a good head of hair. Said negro has been accustomed to working in a tobacco factory, and was hired last year by G. W. GILLIAM, Esq., and is no doubt lurking about the city. The above reward will be paid for his delivery to us, in Richmond. Jas. M. Taylor & Son,
Corner of Bank and 11th


The Daily Dispatch: April 25, 1861.

From Petersburg.
[special Correspondence of the Dispatch]
Petersburg, April 23, 1861.
At a meeting of the Common Council last evening, a resolution was unanimously passed appropriating $20,000 for arming and equipping the new companies of volunteers that have just been organized—$5,000 for immediate use, and the balance as needed. The war spirit pervades all ranks and all ages, and the civil authorities liberally respond to it. In a late letter I gave you a list of three new companies; I have now to add another, gotten up by Col. James S. GILLIAM within a day or two past. The Cockade will not fail to maintain her prestige.
The Home Guard, under the command of Capt. Potts, numbers 175. They are active in the performance of duty; and in the absence of so many of our citizens, the safety of the city may be committed to their charge without the least apprehension.
Large numbers of free negroes have offered their services, and will be sent to Norfolk to erect batteries. Many of the poor creatures are out of employment, in consequence of the closing of the tobacco factories, and it would be a mercy to give them some useful work to perform, if only for their bread and meat.—Some of the more thrifty of the class have subscribed liberally to bear their expenses—one of them as much as $100; others smaller sums.
Hon. Roger A. Pryor has just returned from the South, and is authorized by President Davis to raise a regiment of infantry, 1,000 strong, for the service of the Confederate States. He will proceed immediately to recruit, and will doubtless easily find the desired number in the surrounding counties.
It is an old saying, that in times of revolution there are no Sabbaths. The truth of this was practically illustrated last Sunday. A number of ladies, including members of churches, were busily engaged in making garments for the volunteers who left the preceding day, many of whom had no time to provide suitable changes.
Hugh Nelson, Esq., a most respected citizen, and somewhat advanced in years, and who occupies the position of Treasurer of the South-Side R. R. Co., tendered his resignation that he might be at liberty to go to Norfolk to join his company. The Directory would not receive his resignation, but permitted him to go. The blood of the old revolutionary Nelsons courses in his veins, and it has fired him up with all the ardor of youth. With such a spirit pervading the old as well as the young, who shall doubt the capacity of Virginia to maintain her position?


The Daily Dispatch: April 26, 1861

From Petersburg.
[special correspondence of the Dispatch]
Petersburg, April 24, 1861.
Our city, which has been comparatively quiet for a couple of days, was enlivened today by the arrival of the South Carolina troops on their way North. They marched through the principal streets leading from one depot to the other, halting at the Bolling brook Hotel. On their arrival at the depot they were publicly welcomed by W. T. Joynes, Esq., in a patriotic address, to which Gen. Benham, the Commander, made a spirited response. The greatest enthusiasm prevailed during their transit through the city.—Flags innumerable were suspended across the streets and flying from the principal buildings, and ladies from the windows waved their kerchiefs and lent their approving smiles. The regiment numbers about 600 men. Their exposure to the sun for several mouths while in camp at home had bronzed their faces, and they were covered with the dust of the railroad; but they were a fine looking body of soldiers, particularly the Riflemen, a large number of whom are men of wealth and position. They have the martial step and physical development indicating their ability to perform soldiers' duty.
The fourth company of volunteers which have been formed within a few days—the McRae Rifle Guards, Capt. James S. GILLIAM, was organized last night, and Capt. G. went over to Richmond this afternoon to report to Gov. Letcher.
A posse of men have been stationed at City Point for several days, to act as a river police for intercepting vessels laden with provisions that may be in the act of leaving in our waters. As many as four or five were taken in possession, having cargoes of wheat and flour, one of them containing nearly 1,600 bushels.
Our citizens were aroused this morning at half-past 2 o'clock, by the alarm of fire, which was caused by the burning of a few wooden buildings on Harrison street, nearly opposite our new Market. The fire is said to have been kindled by the incendiary's torch. The buildings were not of themselves very valuable, but the surrounding property, composed partly of the extensive buildings known as Oak's Warehouse, and several handsome brick tenements, would have involved a great loss, had they been consumed. They were somewhat, but not materially, injured. The loss on the frame buildings that were destroyed amounts to some four or five hundred dollars, only partially insured.
Many of our volunteers now in Norfolk are members of the different fire companies here, and their absence is seriously felt in case of fire. I understand, however, that many gentlemen have volunteered to supply their places.
A slight thunder storm, accompanied by a copious shower of rain, visited our city this afternoon, which proved very acceptable in its cooling influence upon the air.


The Daily Dispatch: May 11, 1861.

More troops to leave.
—In obedience to the call of Major General Gwynn, for two additional companies from this city, we understand that the "Light Dragoons," Capt. Fisher, and the "McRae Rifle Guards," Capt. GILLIAM, hold themselves in readiness to march When these go, Petersburg will have furnished twelve companies: a fair show indeed, but only in keeping with her patriotic prestige.—Petersburg Express.
 

The Daily Dispatch: June 4, 1861.

Organising the Militia.
—Our contemporary of the Whig urges that all citizens capable of bearing arms, not already in the service of the Commonwealth, or enrolled with the "Home Guard" or "Minute Men," should organize companies forthwith and meet two or three times a week for company drill. The Whig adds:
"The object to be attained by this organization is the prevention of confusion in the event of the approach of the Barbarians. Instead of a pell-mell, helter-skelter rush to the field, the militia would repair to rendezvous to be designated beforehand, and under the command of competent staff-officers, proceed regularly to the point of defence. We do not know whose business it is to take cognizance of this suggestion, but it seems to us that it should not pass unheeded. While we know that hundreds of citizens, who are well armed, would prefer to fight the enemy on their own hook—guerilla fashion—we are confident that a regiment of Home Defenders' could be raised in the manner proposed, and would render efficient service, in conjunction with the army.
"As the 'Home Guard' is composed chiefly of exempts who could not be expected to participate actively in an engagement, their services, in the contingency mentioned, would be most valuable as an auxiliary to the police. The experience of the 'Pawnee war' furnishes a foretaste of the excitement which might be expected here in the event of the approach of Lincoln's troops. The probability is that nearly the whole male population would rush forth to aid in repelling the foe, leaving the city exposed to the depredations of thieves. Now, if it were pre-arranged that the 'Home Guard' should distribute themselves over the city—each man to a particular district—the organization would constitute an excellent police or protective force, whose presence would not only prevent depredations, but allay the apprehensions of the women. The commanding officer should at once divide the city into small districts, and assign a squad of men to each district, with instructions to repair forthwith to their rendezvous at an appointed signal."

"F" Company, 1st Regiment Va. Volunteers. This favorite company, as our readers already know, is in the field, performing active service. By the promotion of its commandant, its leading personnel has been changed. We append a list of the entire corps:
Officers—Captain, R. H. Cunningham; 2d Lieutenant, Edw'd Mayo; 3d Lieutenant, P A. Welford; 1st Sergeant, Henry T. Miller 2d Sergeant, Jas. A. Pizzini; 3d Sergeant, E. G. Rawlings; 4th Sergeant, John Tyler 1st Corporal, Thos. Ellett; 2d Corporal, M Lewis Randolph; 3d Corporal, Jesse Child; 4th Corporal, S. King; 1st Surgeon, T. B. Cunningham; Assistant Surgeon, P. Lyons.
Privates—H. V. Anderson, Archer Anderson, Dr. J. H. Anderson, Wm. S. Archer, E. W. Ayres, Geo. C. Baughman, Chas C. Baughman, David Bridges, R. M. Bridges, Henry Bullington, H. Beers, R. Alonzo Brock, J. M. Binford, R. E. Binford, Ira Blunt, W. C. Barker, J. W. Chapman, M. T. Clarke, L. A. Cocke, Dr. John Clopton, A. C. Cole, J. A. Craig, H. D. Danforth,—Doggett, J. A. Dill, Jack Ellerson, C. H. Exall, Wm. Exall, R. Ellett, Samuel Etting, M. Fontaine, Wm. T. Gibson, W. G. Gray, S. Gray, J. W. Green, T. R. Green,—Gentry,—GILLIAM, Irving Hull,—Haynes, Pat Henry, M. Hudgins, P. B. Jones, Dave Jones, R. J. Jordan, T. Kellogg,—Lind say, E. B. Meade, S. D. Mitchell, Chas. Mittledorfer, J. R. Mountcastle, A. H. Mebane, J. French Meredith, Charles A. McEvoy, W. H. P. Morriss, J. E. Mayo, R. McMurde, R. G. Maddux, W. Norwood, L. Nunnally,—Pardijons, J. G. Powell, W. A. Piet, H. Picot, J. H. B. Paine, W. A. Pegram, George Peterkin, G. R. Pace, T. A. Pace, W. G. Pollard, H. Peaster, Mann Page,—Redd, T. Randolph, D. J. Burr Reeve, J. J. Reeve, C. A. Robinson, R. T. Robinson, W. S. Robertson, G. Rennie, A. Jackson Singleton, R. A. Sublett, C. Skinker, E. H. Smith, M. Sizer, A. R. Tatum, V. H. Tatum, C. E. Taylor. E. B. Taylor, R. T. Taylor, R. M. Tabb, R. E. Tyler, Ed. Tompkins, Benj. Van Buren, Jos Willis, H. H. Watkins, A. S. Watkins, R. White, J. H. Worsham, T. R. Worsham, J. Porter Wren, R. Waldrop, Philip B. Wright


The Daily Dispatch: July 9, 1861.

Mayor's Court.
—A number of persons were sent to jail yesterday, for want of security to keep the peace, on charges mostly arising from drunkenness. In this class was embraced Ann Rose, John Holt, John W. Read, Julius T. Mitchell, Joseph Dunnavant, and Jerry Maher. Henry Hone, charged with stealing $46 from James Wilkinson; case continued till the 10th. John J. Daniel, suspicious; continued to same day. John H. Park was committed for behaving disorderly and assaulting negroes in the street. Robert, slave of G. W. GILLIAM, was whipped for stealing twelve boxes of blacking. John Crosby was committed as a spy.—Thomas Walker, tried for assaulting Miles Talley, was acquitted. Mary Ann Sexton, charged with assaulting Mary Roper and Ellen O'Toole, gave William Shanks as surety, and was let off. Mary, slave of Alexander Rowlett, was tried and acquitted of stoning the house of Maria L. Ewen. Joseph Richards, free, was ordered twenty lashes for stealing $17 in bank notes from James T. Everett. Henry and Hyman Stern were acquitted of the charge of assaulting Eudora Cohen.


The Daily Dispatch: July 20, 1861

Attention!
Fifth Company, 179th Regiment.—In pursuance of orders from Lieut, Col. Clarkson, commanding, you are notified to meet in front of First Market House, on this 20th inst., at 12 o'clock, for the election of 1st and 2d Lieutenants.
P. G. Coughlan, 1t captain.
the Jackson Guard having been mustered into service are ordered to leave on Tuesday morning next. All who have enrolled their names, and who may desire to do so, will report themselves at Headquarters (GILLIAM's Tobacco Factory) as soon as possible, in order that they may be uniformed and equipped for the field
H. B. Dickenson, Capt.


The Daily Dispatch: August 7, 1861

List of wounded men in General Hospital, Charlottesville, Va.
The following is a reliable list of the wounded men in the general Hospital in Charlottesville, Va.
GILHAM T D, 8th Virginia, K—thigh


The Daily Dispatch: August 12, 1861

Iron and Steel.
We have in store a fine assortment of all descriptions of
Iron and Steel,
To which we invite the attention of the trade.
GILLIAM & Dunlop,

Petersburg, Va

Cast Steel.
Naylor's best Cast Steel.
Squares from 3/4 to 3 inches, Octagons to 1 3/4and a good assortment of flat sizes.
For sale by
GILLIAM & Dunlop,

Petersburg, Va


The Daily Dispatch: August 15, 1861

More sick to be Provided for.
—The Hospital established in GILLIAM's tobacco factory has just received, or will receive to-day, two hundred new patients. They are without supplies of almost every kind. Especially do they need blankets, coverlets, sheets, and pillows.—We would suggest to those who desire to aid them as well as the other sick, to make as many pillows as possible of soft straw or hay; also, collect together all the old shirts, drawers, socks, flannels, &c., in the various families, patch and mend them, and they will serve a very good purpose. Few of the sick have even a shirt to change in, but have to lie from day to day, and often from week to week, in the same soiled and soured garments. To such, an old shirt even would be a great luxury.
Don't forget the wagon that is to leave the depot of the Army Committee, 4th door, under the Spotswood, with supplies for the camps, to-day at 2 P. M. Send in your contributions of fresh vegetables, delicacies and clothing early this morning. Send the pillows and the old clothes to the depot as soon as they are ready.


The Daily Dispatch: September 6, 1861.

The Invasion of North Carolina.
The Raleigh Standard, of the 4th instant, has the subjoined details of the capture of Forts Clark and Hatteras:
Hatteras Inlet is situated on what is called the North Banks, six miles south of Cape Hatteras and about eighteen miles north of Ocracoke Inlet. These banks have been in existence from time immemorial, forming a belt of sand hills from the Virginia line to the Cape Fear river, indented with inlets, and separated from the main land by Currituck, Albemarle, Croatan, Pamlico, Core, Bogue and Topsail Sounds—these sounds varying from one to forty miles wide. Hatteras, which is connected politically with Hyde county, though separated from it by Pamlico Sound, is thirty miles distant from the main land of Hyde, is ninety miles distant by water from Washington, and about the same distance from Newbern. At the time the Federal fleet arrived at Hatteras, Col. Martin, the recently elected Colonel of the 4th Regiment, was in command. Maj. Andrews, of Goldsboro', commanding the batteries. From the data we have, the commander must have had some twelve guns, eight at Fort Hatteras, and four at Fort Clark, a small battery recently erected, about three-fourths of a mile Northeast of Fort Hatteras. The guns were all badly mounted, and incapable of being worked to advantage. He must have had one company from Elizabeth City, one from Currituck, one or two from Martin, and, perhaps, one from Camden.
Col. Martin dispatched a messenger to Beacon Island for four other companies of his command, which arrived there on Wednesday evening. viz: The Washington Grays, Capt. T. Sparrow; Tar River Boys, from Pitt, formerly commanded by Lieut. Col. Johnson; the Hertford Light Infantry, Capt. Sharp, and another whose name we have not. With this small force and an inefficient battery, he determined to give the enemy battle. About the time the action commences, Com. Barron. Col. Bradford, and Major Andrews, reached there from Newbern. We learn that Col. Bradford remarked, before leaving Newbern, that he knew the fort was indefensible before a strong force, but he intended to defend it or die in the attempt.
The attack of the fleet commenced at nine o'clock on Wednesday, and was continued until sundown, the two little batteries gallantly replying to them all day. At night the fleet seemed to haul off. We had two or three small steamers lying in sight in the Sound, ready to rescue our brave boys—the whole force might have evacuated the forts on Wednesday night—but they refused to leave, resolved to defend it to the last. The resolve showed their patriotism and their courage, but it was an error in judgment. No one but a consummate blockhead could even have expected or desired such an attempt to be made by so feeble a force, and such inefficient batteries against such fearful odds. But the readiness with which cowardly gas-men, who never risk anything themselves, denounce an act of sheer prudence and wise forecast to protect a force against loss of life, no doubt kept those noble fellows there to suffer martyrdom. During the night, the fleet landed from 600 to 1,500 men a mile or two north of the fort, which cut off entirely all prospect of escape by way of the banks.
The bombardment was renewed on Thursday morning at 8 o'clock with ten-fold vigor. Every means of protection to our men was soon demolished. The guns of the steamers hailed shot and shell incessantly upon them, but our boys stood at their guns returning the enemy's shot the best they could. It is believed several of the vessels were struck, but the superiority of the enemy's guns enabled him to keep off at a good distance. Our companies stood for hours and took the fire-hail. The little steamer General Hill had arrived, carrying munitions and a few additional men; but it was too latter to afford relief. Lieuts. Murdaugh and Knight were wounded and brought off, and some few escaped. On Wednesday the damage done to our forces was small; but on Thursday it was severe. The firing continued till 11 o'clock, when Fort Hatteras surrendered; the guns of Fort Clark having been silenced some time before and taken possession of by the enemy. A gentleman on board one of our little steamers who witnessed the bombardment, described it as being awfully terrific. When asked if there was any rain there at the time, he replied, "No; nothing but a rain of hellfire !"
The supposition is—for we have no certain information as to what took place after the fort surrendered—that our loss was 60 in killed and wounded, and that our entire force, consisting of seven or eight companies, surrendered with their officers, together with Com. Barron, Col. Bradford, Major Andrews, Col. Martin, Lieut. Col. Johnson and Major GILLIAM. Many of the men and officers were our first young men in the eastern counties. Beaufort, Pitt, Martin, Washington, Hertford, Pasquotank, and perhaps Camden and Currituck, are in mourning. How deeply do we sympathize with them.
We learn that Beacon Island was evacuated on Saturday morning, and that the Federal fleet left Hatteras on Friday, bound southward. We simply give these particulars as we heard them, but there is still a mystery over this affair. We hear no mention made whatever of any attack of our infantry upon the infantry of the enemy.
On Saturday morning Gov. Clark sent down Lieut. Crossan as bearer of a flag of truce, to ask for our dead and wounded.
We learn that troops are being sent rapidly to the seaboard, and that soon a large force will be concentrated at all the important points. All our boys ask, is a chance on land at our cowardly enemies, who skulk around to ravage the coast, but who lack the courage to face armies on an open field.
Latest.—We learn from an authentic source that we had only seven killed in the fort and twenty-eight wounded. Three have died since. The names of the killed we have not been able to learn. The flag of truce sent down by Governor Clark by Captain Crossan, was not permitted to go to the fort, but was met at a short distance, and communicated with him. We learn that most of the fleet had left for Old Point with the prisoners, say 850. A force has been left and two or three vessels, and the Yankees are rebuilding the fort. The houses of the dwellers about the Inlet, it is said, were consumed by the Yankees.
It is said that Com. Barron was among the wounded. The Yankees took the wounded with them. Mr. V. B. Gilbert, a printer, late of this city, is said to be among the killed.


The Daily Dispatch: September 6, 1861.

Butler's expedition to North Carolina.
the official reports—list of officers and men surrendered—the Herald correspondents' account of the Bombardment, &c., &c.

From late Northern papers received at this office, we gather the following additional particulars of the recent capture of Forts Clark and Hatteras, on the coast of North Carolina the sources from which we make up our report, being altogether partial to the Federal cause, our readers should not take everything as wholly correct.
It appears that in the official report of Gen. Batler, which we have already published, and addressed to Gen. Wool, narrating the success of the Federal expedition to Hatteras inlet, the following was omitted in the telegraphic report:
"But I am emboldened to ask permission, if the department shall determine to occupy the point as a permanent post, that its name may be changed by general order, from Fort Hatteras to Fort Stringham. But of those gentlemen who served under my immediate command, I may make honorable mention, as I have before done, of the zealous, intrepid and untiring action of Lieutenant Crosby, who took an armed canal boat, (the steamtug Fanny, from Fort Monroe) to Hatteras Inlet, in order that the expedition might have the aid of a steamer of the lightest draft. Capt. Shuttleworth, of the marine corps, deserves well for his loyalty and efficiency in his active detachment of marines. Much of the success of the expedition is due to the preparation of the transport service, by Commander Stell wagen, and the prompt presence of mind with which he took the troops from their peril, when the Adelaide touched on the bar, is a rare quality in an officer in danger.
Although Captain Faunce, of the revenue service, now in command of the Harriet Lane, was unfortunate enough to get his vessel on one of the numerous sand-bars about the inlet, it happened, I believe, in consequence of a determination, creditable in him, to aid me by being near to cover the troops in landing—Captain Lowry, who had the George Peabody in charge, brought in his vessel with safety, with the troops, who were pleased with his care and conduct. He still remains at the inlet.
In fine, General, I may congratulate you and the country upon a glorious victory in your department, in which we captured more than 700 men, 25 pieces of artillery, a thousand stand of arms, a large quantity of ordnance stores, provisions, three valuable prizes, two light-boats and four stand of colors, one of which had been presented within a week by the ladies of Newbern, N. C., to the "North Carolina Defenders."
By the goodness of that Providence which watches over our nation, no one of the fleet or army was in the least degree injured. The enemy's loss was not officially reported to us, but was ascertained to be 12 or 15 killed and died of wounds, and 35 wounded."
Captain Jardine, of the New York Ninth Regiment, Lieut. Larned, and Mr. Durivage, a volunteer aid, are the correct names of three gentlemen spoken of in complimentary terms by General Butler, and not Justin, Sained and Daniage, as printed in the telegraph reports yesterday.
Accompanying official statements.
The subjoined official statements, &c., accompany the report of General Butler:
Official Roll of Officers and Men Surrendered at Fort Hatteras, furnished by Col. Martin, 7th North Carolina Volunteers.
Commodore Samuel Barron, C. S. N., Flag Officer.
Colonel William F. Martin, Seventh Regiment North Carolina Volunteers.
Lieut. Col. G. W. Johnson, Seventh Regiment North Carolina Volunteers.
Major H. H. GILLIAM, Seventh Regiment North Carolina Volunteers.


The Daily Dispatch: September 7, 1861.

Fort Hatteras.
Richmond, Va., Sept. 4th, 1861. To the Editors of the Dispatch:
The Military Board of North Carolina is not responsible for the Hatteras disaster, as can be easily demonstrated. Under its direction the forts at Oregon, Ocracoke and Hatteras were built, provided with all the ordnance, &c., at the command of the State, and then handed over to the Confederate authorities. Fort Hatteras was not under the control of the Military Board at the time of the attack, the formal transfer of the work having been completed on the 20th of August, and hence it was not the duty of the Governor of North Carolina and his advisors to make requisitions for ordnance, &c., as you seem to imply. You will thus perceive that, if there be any culpability in this regard, it cannot by any possibility rest upon the Military Board of North Carolina.
So far from deserving censure this Board has merited the gratitude of the public—Whatever of service the State has rendered to the Southern cause within the last few months, has really been effected through its instrumentality. Under the sagacious and efficient policy inaugurated by it, the forts have been built at great expense and infinite trouble, upon the most barren of beaches, at a long distance from the main land, and in localities to which it was necessary to transport everything save the sand used in the construction. A regiment has likewise been raised for the coast defence in the Eastern section of the State, composed of the very flower of Carolina's chivalry, and every effort made to perfect it in the heavy artillery drill, so as to prepare for emergencies. Nor is this all. Forts Macon, Caswell and Johnston have been repaired, strengthened, reinforced and rendered impregnable—a work of herculean labor, as all must admit who are acquainted with the facts of the case.
In addition to these things, let me point you to the splendid regiments which this Board has raised, equipped, and sent to Virginia, to fight the battles of the Confederacy. In a word, sirs, much of the praise which, by universal consent, is lavished upon North Carolina, because of the efficient aid she has given to her sister States in their hour of peril, belongs as a matter of necessity to this Board, since it has been the agency through which the good work has been planned, developed and executed.
To the Honorable Warren Winslow, the able and patriotic Secretary of this Board, the State, and indeed the whole country, is under special obligations; and when the history of these stirring times are written by some impartial historian, it will be found that no Southern man has a prouder, purer, or more honorable record.
Fort Hatteras is a small but well constructed work, built during the spring and summer months, upon that narrow strip of sand beach which separates the various sounds of North-Carolina from the Atlantic Ocean. It commands Hatteras Inlet—an inlet which was opened in the great storm of 1846, almost 40 miles south of Roanoke Island, six miles below the cape of that name, and 15 miles north of Ocracoke, and is distant from the main land (Hyde county) about 20 miles. When visited about a month since, by the writer of this, there were only eight thirty-two's mounted, though preparations were then being made to place some guns of a larger range and larger calibre in position. It was then commanded by Major Andrews, of Goldsborough, N. C., and garrisoned by two companies from the county of Martin and one from the county of Pasquotank, making in all about three hundred men. Among the officers stationed there, were Captains Clemmons, Lamb and Cohoon; Lieuts. Citizen, Biggs. (son of Judge Biggs,) and Brothers; Col. Thompson, of the Engineers, (the constructor of the fort.) and Dr. Brown, late of the United States Navy,—all of whom, with the exception of Lieut. Citizen, have been taken prisoners. At that time Col. Martin was stationed at Fort Oregon, about forty miles distant, and I sincerely hope that he was not present at the time of the attack, as the State can ill-afford to lose the services of so admirable an officer.
Fort Clark is a smaller work, of much more recent construction, erected as a sort of outpost to Fort Hatteras, and commanding the approach to the inlet from the sea. It is distant about three-fourths of a mile from Fort Hatteras, on the same inlet with that fort, and mounted, at the period of my visit, only four guns—32-pounders.
About fifteen miles to the southward is Fort Ocracoke, a much stronger and more important work, and which, in my opinion, will offer a more effectual resistance to the enemy. It is sincerely to be hoped that the officers stationed there, among whom are Lieut. Col. Johnston and Major GILLIAM, of Martin's Regiment, did not participate in the engagement, and have been saved the hard fate of their friends.
It is impossible for the enemy to obtain water or provisions at Hatteras, or in its vicinity, and they will consequently be compelled to bring them from a distance—a work of much trouble and expense, as our authorities have found for the last three months.
The location is a healthy one, but it is rendered almost uninhabitable by reason of the immense number of mosquitoes which infest it, at this season especially. It is almost impossible to eat, sleep, or do anything else without first securing the services of a friend or servant to keep the blood-thirsty insects at bay. The face and hands of every man I saw there looked as if the small-pox was just breaking out upon them; and, notwithstanding the use of all the remedies my medical friend could suggest, it was many days after leaving Hatteras before the penetrating souvenirs of its inhabitants could be forgotten.
The idea of the impossibility of retaking the fort is preposterous, and it is a matter of great importance that it should be done at once; for though the large steamers cannot navigate the Sound, smaller ones can, and may do mischief.
P. S.—Since writing the above, I have been grieved to learn that Col. Martin is certainly among the prisoners. There were heavy guns in the fort, but not in position, from the want of proper carriages—a fact which should have been made known to the Confederate authorities by some one of the several officers sent there at various times by them to inspect the works.


The Daily Dispatch: September 10, 1861.

The bombardment and capture of forts Clark and Hatteras.
This exploit of the Federalists continues to occupy a large share of public attention, both North and South. We subjoin some extracts from the narrative of an officer on board the C. S. steamer Ellis, which started for the forts with reinforcements on the 27th of August, the day before the attack commenced:
The voyage up the Sound.
Proceeding up the Sound, we came up with the little dispatch boat M. C. Downing, just from Hatteras, bringing up the intelligence that the patriotic little band of 100 men, who were at Fort Clark, a little above Fort Hatteras, after making a desperate resistance, firing their last shot had evacuated the fort, having previously rendered the guns useless by spiking and dismounting them, and that the vandal horde of the North, led on by a traitorous Methodist minister, had landed and taken possession of the fort, and now the "Stars and Stripes. " were floating over the time-honored soil of the Old North State; that Fort Hatteras was still gallantly fighting, but was in need of men and munitions of war. The men we could easily supply, but the ammunition we had not. The little steamer then passed ahead after ammunition, and we with beating and anxious hearts eagerly waited the time when we should cheer our noble companions by our presence. Just at this time we saw the steamer Winslow approaching with a plenty of ammunition, and the following officers on board: Captain Samuel Barron, Lieuts, Sharp and Murdaugh, and Surgeon Greenhow. She came to anchor about 2 or 3 miles from the fort. This was indeed cheering, and our expectations knew no bounds.
The cannonade.
All this time a severe and constant cannonade was being kept up, the fleet firing continual broadsides of shell, while we replied at intervals with shot, our shell having been expended. The shot and shell dropped thick and fast upon the fort and island, but so far no one was hurt, except two men killed and Lieutenant Knight wounded, while retreating from Fort Clark. In the face of this dreadful storm of iron, our Captain, with that firmness and tranquility which ever characterizes the true officer and gentleman, ran the Confederate States steamer "Ellis" hear the fort, which now of course became the prominent mark for the Yankees, as we were not only a gunboat, but our decks were crowded with men. Protected by our Heavenly Father, though the balls whistled close and fast by us, we remained unhurt. One thing I can vouch for is, that there is not a man upon this little steamer but who has grown familiar with that peculiar whizzing sound, which always accompanies a ball in its flight through the air. Several rifle cannon balls passed in close proximity to us, and though perhaps it was the first time that some of them had ever heard a cannon fired, yet the crew and officers stood it with the most perfect nonchalance, exhibiting throughout the whole action perfect confidence in their officers, and a reliance upon the Almighty hand. After safely landing the troops, we again returned to the "Winslow," and taking a plentiful supply of ammunition, we went alongside the schooners and took all the troops on board, and safely landed everything at the fort. Our escape was truly miraculous. Nobly has the "Ellis" performed her duty in this terrible encounter, and it is due to her that her services should be acknowledged. Too much praise cannot be given to her commander and crew.
Preparing for the Second day's work.
The enemy, after an incessant fire of about six hours, having sounded all about, and planted buoys ready for the dreadful work of to-morrow, retired for the night, and no doubt employed themselves for the coming struggle. Nearly all night we were employed in making the fort impregnable, as we then thought. Much of the disaster which occurred on Thursday, may be attributed to the fact that we did not possess ourselves of Fort Clark by the bayonet that night; but wiser and older heads than mine thought otherwise. Certain it is, in my opinion, it was one of the causes, second only to the shameful neglect of the authorities in not properly fortifying the coast, that caused our defeat. From these two causes we have the following result: the possession of Hatteras, the key of the Sound—the almost entire control of the Sound—the road open to invasion at any moment—Captain Barron, Lieutenant Sharp, and about seven hundred or eight hundred gallant men prisoners, taken by the Abolition Kangaroos, besides prolonging, in my opinion, the war for half a year.
A Retrospect.
The bombardment of Fort Hatteras by the flower of the Federal navy was a scene which will ever no present to the minds of those who witnessed it. On that day many a fireside was made desolate; many a mother and wife made to weep over the sad fate of those who were nearest and dearest to them, and whose bloody and mangled corpses, perhaps, now lay stark and stiff upon the blood-stained beach of Hatteras ! But such scenes as these are the necessary attendants of war.
The surrender.
But what is that appearing on the fort?—A white flag! Surely those who were that morning so buoyant and so full of joy and hope at the prospect of beating the Yankees, cannot now be sueing for peace! Yet it is so! Such a continual stream of shell was more than the gallant little fort could stand; the bomb-proof had given away, and every shell now played sad havoc among them; so, laying aside their pride, they yielded to necessity, and to prevent any more sacrifice of life, had resigned themselves to months' imprisonment, perhaps, in the loathsome dens of the Tombs! It was truly a humiliating sight, and one long to be remembered by both parties. Every man within that little fort that day rendered himself a hero. It was, without doubt, one of the greatest fights of the age. To us it was indeed sad to see men like Barron and Sharp, of the navy, and like Martin, Johnson, GILLIAM, Sparrow and Sharp, of the army, obliged to lay down their arms to a set of Northern hirelings. I sincerely hope that every village and hamlet throughout the South will be fully aroused to a stern sense of their duty, and immediately put forth their whole efforts to retrieve the sad reverses which we on that day suffered.
The fight lasted for a day and a half, out of which time there were 14 hours of incessant firing, during which time they threw some 4 or 5,000 shot and shell. After finding the fort had surrendered, and that we could be of no possible use, we left for Ocracoke to take on board the sad and weeping wives of the officers now prisoners.


The Daily Dispatch: September 16, 1861

Iron and Steel.
We have in store a fine assortment of all descriptions of
Iron and Steel,
To which we invite the attention of the trade.
GILLIAM & Dunlop,
Petersburg, Va.


The Daily Dispatch: January 13, 1862.

Wide Plough Iron.
Genuine Swedes, from
6 to 11 inches wide.
For sale by
GILLIAM & Dunlop,
Iron Merchants Petersburg, Va.
Swedes Iron—
1 2/4 to 11 inches wide, all sizes.
Also—Square sizes, 1 in to 2 1/2,
genuine Swedes Iron.
For sale by
GILLIAM & Dunlop.
Cast Steel.—
7/8 to 1 2/4, octagon.
Also—flat and square sizes,
including 2 1/2 inches square.
For sale by
GILLIAM & Dunlop.
Horse-Shoe Nails Rods.
6,000 pounds, in store, and
and for sale by
GILLIAM & Dunlop,
Petersburg Va.
Horse-Shoe and
Plantation Iron
For sale by
GILLIAM & Dunlop,
Petersburg, Va.
Best Machine Steel—
1 1/2 and 1 1/4, round.
For sale by
GILLIAM & Dunlop,
Petersburg. Va.


The Daily Dispatch: January 17, 1862
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Senate.
Thursday, Jan. 16, 1862.
The following resolutions of inquiry were adopted:
By Mr. Brannan: Of increasing the salary of the first clerk in the Treasury office.
By Mr. Nash: Of repealing an act authorizing the Governor to pardon a slave, John Ricks, and restore him to his former owner; and of reporting a bill relieving Charles W. GILLIAM, the owner of said slave, from the conditions of said act.
By Mr. Christian, of Augusta: Of so amending the 5th section of chapter 138 of the Code as to provide for terminating a tenancy more summarily when the rent is in arrear and unpaid.


The Daily Dispatch: January 28, 1862.

More arrivals under the flag
The Flag of Truce steamer brought the following passengers to Norfolk on Saturday:
Major H. A. GILLIAM, of North Carolina; Lieut. William Biggs, of North Carolina; Lieut. Wharton, formerly of the U. S. N.; Miss Wherton, of Miss.; B. R. Holt, of Ga.; Charles Gallaner, of North Carolina.
The two first named were made prisoners at Hatteras, and have been released on their parole.


The Daily Dispatch: January 31, 1862.

Candidates for office.
Richmond, January 14, 1862. to Wm H. Macfarland, Esq.—Dear Sir:
A vacancy having occurred in Congress by the death of Mr. Tyler, we respectfully request that you will announce your self a candidate.
Very truly, yours,
Wm. H. Macon, New Kent,

Michael Gretter.
Lewis Webb,
Theo. Robertson,
Orange Benet.
George W. Smith.
Payton Johnston,
Geo. W. GILLIAM,
P. K. Whits.
C. J. Sinton,
Rd. S. Fornbyhough,
Wm. H. Rodock,
Jas. P. Heath,
Wm. K. Watts,
Wm. Gray,
John W. Wright,
A. A. Farley,
Wm. H. Roberts,
of Richmond Howitsers,
P. A. Hak all,
L. H. Walgh,
Wm. Smith.
Miles Turpin.
Miles C. Eggleston,
Elijah Baker,
Wm. L. Mcminn,
N. T. Path,
D. T. Robertson,
Jan. A. Scott,
Jas Walsh,

Samuel C. Donnan,
For themselves and others.


The Daily Dispatch: February 1, 1862.

Richmond January 23, 1862.
to Wm. H. Macfarland, Esq.
Dear Sir:
—A vacancy having occurred in Congress by the death of Mr. Tiles, we respectfully request that you will announce yourself a candidate.
Very truly, yours,
Wm. H. Macon, New Kent,

Michael Gretter,
Lewis Webb,
Theo. Robertson,
Orange Bennet,
George W. Smith,
Peyton Johnston,
Geo. W. GILLIAM,
P. K. White,
C. J. Sinton,
Ed. S. Forneyhough,
Wm. H. Bocook,
Jas. P. Heath,
Wm. K. Watts,
Wm. Gray,
John W. Wright,
A. A. Farlet,
Wm. H. Roberts,
of Richmond Howitzers,
P. A. Hazall,
I. H. Walse,
Wm. Smith.
Miles Turpin,
Miles C. Eggleston,
Elijah Baker,
Wm. L. Mc Inn,
H. T. Pate,
D. M. Robertson,
Jas. A. Scott,
Jas. Walsh,
Samuel C. Donnan,

For themselves and others.


The Daily Dispatch: February 10, 1862.

Vote for the right man.
—John B. Young has always been faithful. Let his friends rally to the poll. Men of Henrico, rally.
Richmond, January 23, 1862.
to Wm. H. Macfarland, Esq.—Dear Sir:
A vacancy having occurred in Congress by the death of Mr. Tyler, we respectfully request that you will announce yourself a candidate.
Very truly, yours,
Wm. H. Macon, New Kent,

Michael Gretter,
Lewis Webb,
Theo. Robertson,
Orange Bennet,
George W. Smith.
Peyton Johnston,
Geo. W. GILLIAM,
P. K. White.
C. J. Silton,
Ed. S. P Orneyhough,
Wm. H. Bocock,
Jas. P. Heath,
Wm. K. Watts,
Wm. Gray,
John W. Wright,
A. A. Farley,

Wm. H Roberts, of Richmond Howitzers,
P. A. H. Ball,
I. H. Walske,
Wm. Smith.
Miles O Turpin.
Miles C. Eggleston,
Elijah Baker,
Wm. L. Hominn,
N. T. Page.
D. M. Robertson,
Jas. A. Boott,
Jas. Walser,

Samuel C. Donnan,
For themselves and others.



The Daily Dispatch: February 17, 1862.

The prisoners.
The following is a list of the officers of Col. Shaw's 8th Regiment N. C. State troops and Col. Jordan's 31st Regiment N. C. Volunteers, lately captured at Roanoke Island:
Colonel, Hon. Henry M. Shaw, of Currituck; Lieut. Col. Wm. J. Price, of Wilmington; Major, George Williamson, of Caswell.
Company a, (from Pasquotank)—Jas. W. Hinton, Captain; Wm. Bagley, 1st Lieutenant.
B, (from Currituck)—Jas. M. Whitson, Captain; Thos. J. Farris, 1st, B. F. Simmons and Enoch Baxter, 2d Lieutenants.
C, (from New Hanover and Brunswick)—Henry McRoe, Captain; C. H. Barron, 1st, and Thos. W. Davis and W. L. S. Townsend, 2d Lieutenants.
D, (from Granville) A. J. Rogers, Captain; A. H. Gregory, 1st, and Robt. B. GILLIAM, Jr., and J. C. Cooper, 2d Lieutenants.
E, (from Cumberland)—John R. Murchison, Captain; K. M. Murchison, 1st, and Neil G. Monroe, and—, 2d Lieutenants.
F, (from Warren and Franklin)—C. J. Jones, Captain; Wm. M. Walker, 1st, A. Alston and L. Henderson, 2d Lieutenants.
G, (from Pitt)—Ed. C. Yellowley, Captain; Amos J. Hines, 1st, and Chas. D. Rountree and W. N. Peebles, 2d Lieutenants.
H, (from Cabarrus)—Rufus A. Barrier, Capt.; Jacob fire 1st, and Jonas cook and H. C. McCallister 2d Lieuts.
I, (from Edgecombs)—Gaston D. Cobb, Capt.; Jullus A. Wright, 1st, S. M. Butler, 2d Lieut.
K, (from Rowan)—P. A. Kennerly, Capt.; A. Gregory 1st, and John J. Bell and Wm. Wilhelm 2d Lieuts.
 

The Daily Dispatch: March 4, 1862.

Attention, volunteers—Fifty Dollars!
—wanted, twenty-five Recruits, to fill up a No. 1 Infantry Company, to go in Col. Godwin's regiment and be stationed at Portsmouth. Each man will receive fifty dollars bounty and the company will elect its own officers. Apply to Geo. W. GILLIAM, in rear of Dispatch office.


The Daily Dispatch: March 5, 1862.

Recruiting for the Army.
—For some time past the columns of the Dispatch have teemed with notices proposing the formation of new military companies, or the filling up of the ranks of those already in the field. The parties thus engaged in a work of patriotic duty deserve well of their country, and should be encouraged in their undertaking. It is now settled, as well as anything can be, that the people of the Confederate States, if they wish to drive back and discomfit the vindictive and malignant hordes who swarm on their border, must put forth every exertion and meet them man to man. It can be done, and we have the men to do it. They have been called for, and no one who has within his breast the most latent spark of patriotic fire can fail to respond to that call, made, as it has been, by the constituted and chosen authorities.
It is the duty, then, of every man to contribute his might for the defence of our imperilled liberties. Just now this can be most effectively done by uniting to swell the number of our forces by joining some one of the numerous volunteer corps being formed here. The volunteer, we need hardly add, stands on a better footing than the drafted men, not only with his own conscience, but in the estimation of the country he is called on to defend. We append an enumeration of the companies in the different arms of the service.
Captain Thomas T. Cropper, of this city, is now engaged in raising a light artillery corps, that offers peculiar inducements to young men, as the pieces to be used by his command will not exceed one hundred and seventy-five pounds in weight. A sample of the guns can be seen in the Capitol Square next Thursday.
The Richmond Sharp-shooters have established a recruiting rendezvous in this city, where those disposed to join a real live company, and one that has seen honorable service, can do so by applying to Sergeant E. E. Depriest, recruiting officer. They have sustained the name of some of Richmond's best boys, and are capable of doing the same thing in future, being armed with the deadly Mississippi rifle and sabre bayonet.
Captain Wm. J. Dabney, of the Game-Point battery, wants twenty-five men. The battery is located where provisions are abundant and the duties of the soldier clash but little with the individuality of the man.
Among the several companies of cavalry now being enlisted in Richmond, none have come under our observation which seem to possess more of the elements of vitality than Captain Frank Livingston's, whose rendezvous is on 10th street, between Main and Cary. Good inducements are offered to those who wish to serve the country.
Messrs. Jno. T. Rogers and Wm. F. Atkinson are raising a battery of heavy artillery, and have established a rendezvous corner of 9th and Main streets, where the usual bounty and clothing are given to accepted soldiers.
Parties wishing to join the Goochland Light Dragoons can do so by addressing Capt. A. M. Hobson, Pemberton P. O., Goochland county, Va. The corps is attached to the 4th Regiment Virginia Cavalry.
Wm. W. Harrison, Lieut., has been detailed in Richmond to recruit for the 1st Regiment Virginia volunteers, and may be found on 10th street, between Main and Cary, ready to entertain applicants desiring to join the oldest volunteer regiment in the Confederate service.
Wm. W. Parker, M. D., Law Building, has a company nearly ready for service, and only wants a few more men to complete his list.—His men may be assured of a careful attention on his part to their wants.
Messrs. Gaston G. Otey and David N. Walker, having secured a good field battery, will receive the names of applicants for membership to the company they propose to raise at the office of the Life Insurance Company, opposite the American Hotel. They intend the standard of membership to be equal to that of Company F, of this city, and parties joining them may expect the same treatment they mate out to themselves. The company is nearly full now.
Messrs. N. A. Sturdivant, T. M. Hewitt, Wm. H. Weisiger, and C. R. Darracott are raising a Volunteer Artillery Company, and have enough men enrolled to ensure the organization, though they want more. The usual bounty and clothing will be furnished. Apply in person or by letter, to either of the above.
The Richmond Fayette Artillery, Capt. M. C. Macon, known and admired by all, having re-enlisted for two years, want forty additional men, who can learn particulars from Peyton Johnston, No. 115 Main street, or the Captain, at Yorktown.
Twenty-five recruits are wanted to fill up an Infantry Company attached to Colonel Godwin's regiment. Apply to G. W. GILLIAM, in rear of this office.
W. N. Coffin, S. S. Nicholas, and W. P. Woodruff, are enlisting men by authority of the Secretary of War, to man a battery at Yorktown. All of these gentlemen have been under fire during the present war, so no soldier can go amiss in joining them.
Capt. D. B. Jones, of Company F, is raising a company for two years' service. Applicants can apply to Capt. D. W. Saunders, Geo. Timberlake's old stand, Brock Avenue.
Marmaduke Johnson, and other gentlemen associated with him, are raising what they intend shall he a "crack" company. For particulars inquire at the Law Building.
We give the above to show what our people are doing in the great drama in which many have so unexpectedly been called on to assume parts. There are many other companies in progress, but we have included all that we can now call to mind.


The Daily Dispatch: March 6, 1862.
Attention, Volunteers—Fifty Dollars!
—wanted, twenty-five Recruits, to fill up a No. 1 Infantry Company, to go in Col. Godwin's regiment and be stationed at Portsmouth. Each man will receive fifty dollars bounty and the company will elect its own officers. Apply to Geo. W. GILLIAM, in rear of Dispatch offices.



The Daily Dispatch: April 5, 1862.

Letter List,
List of Letters Remaining in the Richmond Post-office on the 4th day of April, 1862.
persons calling for letter in the List will please say they are advertised, also, giving date of List.
the postage will be two cents on each letter advertised.
Ladies' List.
GILLIAM, Miss Mary


The Daily Dispatch: June 3, 1862.

List of casualties in the rich Tenth Virginia regiment.
Headquarters 18th Virginia, June 2d, 1862.
I send you the casualty list of our regiment, which you will please publish in your paper:
Lieut-Col H A Carrington, wounded in shoulder.
Company A—killed Corporal Samuel M Payne; Privates Wm F Gregory, Martin Templeton, Newton a Walker. Wounded: Serg't Wm F Wilson, in neck; Corporal R a Walters, slightly in leg; Privates Frederick Behman, in arm and side; Thos C Bowe, in hand Jos Brezz'la, in shoulder; John a Dalton, in face; Henry Dalton, in face; O T Glasgow, in arm; Jas Hubbard, in arm and leg; Chas W J Speer, in leg; Christopher C Keen, in arm; Michael C Kelp, in head; Calvin B Moore, in face; Chas Owen, in leg; Jas M Hall, in arm; Reuben J Powell, in thigh; Isaac Roly, in hip; Samuel F Swanson, in shoulder; Wm B Smith, mortally, in thigh; Wm E Watson, in shoulder; Nat Wilson, in side; John R Fountaine, in arm, amateur member missing; a J Lewis and John Campton, supposed to be killed or severely wounded.
Company B—killed: Jno M Moore, Michael C Toorney, Jos Slayton, Samuel W Oakes. Wounded; W F Filppen, severely; Corpl Jno E Edwards, in shoulder; R M Payns, in hand; Lewis Gravely, in head; Warren Westbrook, in head; Thos J Baines, in leg; Wm H Mal comb; in leg; Henry P Moore, in foot; Jno H Redd, in hand; Marshall Campton, in side; J M Crenshaw, in hand.
Company C—killed: Jos M Jenkins, a S Foster, L T Robertson. Wounded: James C Banghan mortally; Lieut M P Vaughan, severely; Privates J H Phaup, severely; C V Vaughan, severely; T P Robertson, Jacob L Osborne, Ransom Hudgins, Hiram O Folkes, Wm T Gibbs.
Company D—wounded: Privates Sterling a Daniel, John H Singleton, John S Harris missing: Privates Geo W Adams, Charles H GILLIAM, (supposed to be killed)
Company E—wounded: Edward a Johnson, in head; W B Bagby, shot in the foot; J T Isbell, in hand; W R Frayser, in face; M B Cilft, severely injured by contusion of spine.
Company F—wounded: Lieut W J Morrisett, slightly in left braise; O T east, dangerously; J E Chappell. Missing: B J Harvey, W M Davidson.
Company H—wounded: Privates Addison Coleman, in head; Peter F Pankey in leg.
Company I—Private L N Ford, wounded in arm.
Company K—wounded: Samuel Morrison, in head; John J Franklin in hand.


The Daily Dispatch: June 28, 1862

Ligon Hospital.
J W Pope, 49th N C Reg't, co A; Chas P Jetton, do do, co K; Levi J, Matthus 25 C, co B; John Smith, do, co F; Jason A Wise, I; J M Meece, do, co F; J N Merlin, 24th do, co D; M M Harris, 48th do, co G; Henry Row, do, co B; Jos Moulden, do, co G Jas T Austin, do, co I; Marion McCoy; do, co I; Wm Garner, 48th N C, co B; A. W Troutman, do, co C; P R Jones, do, co G; P A White, do, co C; J A S Balsden, 4th Ga, co A; D M Watson, 22d Ga, co H; Jessee Reese, do, co H J N Harris, do, co H; W P Whitlock, do, co G; W Kobynne, do, co H; N C Sanford, 3d Ga, co C; C H T , 1st La, co K; J Keller, do, co K; G Zupper, do, co K; A Breed, do, co I; J S Lorreins, do, co I; J Taylor, do, co C; J Barnwell, do, co E; J Kelley, do, co D; A H Leonard, do, co A; I A Cooley, do, co B; W Fryer, do, co B; J Blair, do, co A, dead; B S GILHAM, do, co A; E Hoffman, do, co F; J W Atkinson, do, co A; Oliver Cole, do, co D, dead; John Tapscott, 13th N C, co E; R R McCoy, 10th Ala, co F.


The Daily Dispatch: June 30, 1862

List of Casualties of the first regiment of Louisiana Volunteers, June 25th, 1862.
Field Officers.—Wounded: Lieut-Col Wm R Shivers, commanding, arm, severely; Sergeant- Major Henry E Entzminger, leg broken.
Company A, Capt Barman.—Killed: J L Turner, J B Babb, L L Gage, Jno Sanders. Wounded: Sergt A H Leonard, Sydney Atkinson, James Blair, Wm Youngblood, Thos J Dolan, W W Williams, B S GILHAM, S Sparks, Johnson P Kelly, Peter Nicholson, W T Logan, Thos McGovern, Wm Miles.


The Daily Dispatch: July 2, 1862.

Casualties in the 44th Virginia regiment, ( Lt. Col. A. C Jones, commending,) Elzey's Brigade, in the Statute of of Friday, 27th inst:
Killed is 1st Serg't John F Hagby, Company C.—Wounded: Lt. Col. A C Jones, Adj't C Y Steptoe, C H Harises, co H; Capt Wm GILLIAM, co I; Lt co B, Lt H G Richardson, co G; Henry Bell, Co F, Fabert Armistond, co G; Allen Blanton, co H; J A W co H; Charles Rutcheson, co I, Wm J H co H Beverely wounded. Privates Alace and bb co. D.


The Daily Dispatch: July 30, 1862

Sixty dollars reward.
—The above reward will be paid for the arrest of Jno. Larvin, who deserted on the 19th of July, and Hugh GILLIAM, on the 6th of July; or $30 will be paid for the arrest of either of them. These men were formerly members of Capt. A. E. Read's company, Battery No. 5, and were assigned to this command by order of the Secretary of War.
By order of
Major Atkinson.

Z. L. C. Willis, 1st Lt. Com'r, Co. B,


The Daily Dispatch: August 5, 1862.

From the South side.
We mentioned yesterday that the enemy were reported to have landed a large force on the Southside of James river, about seven miles below City Point. Their force is estimated from 6,000 to 10,000. On Sunday afternoon there was a brisk skirmish between about 50 men of the 10th Virginia cavalry and some 80 of the enemy's cavalry, near Cox's Mill, in Prince George county. Our force was under the command of Capt. McIlwaine, who divided his command, posting 25 of his men on the bank of a creek, and 25 on a bill in the vicinity, commanding the ford. On the appearance of the enemy Capt. Mel. ordered the men to fire, but from some defect in the powder not one of the carbines was discharged. The 25 posted on the bank of the creek then charged with sabres, the enemy using revolvers. A brisk fight resulted, in which Private Jas. Phillips was killed, and 1st Lieut. Craig Riddle, of Petersburg, and Privates GILLIAM and Thompson wounded, and two missing, supposed to have fallen into the enemy's hands. Finding themselves outnumbered our men retreated, and were pursued to Garysville, about half a mile distant.
The Petersburg Express learns that on Friday afternoon the Yankees, having witnessed the departure of our artillery, landed at "Maycock's," the residence of Mrs. Dr. Cole, and fired the dwelling and all the outhouses. The buildings burnt rapidly, and by dark nothing was left save the blackened chimneys. Mrs. Cole was absent at the time. The dwelling at Maycock's was one of the handsomest on James river, nearly new, and cost some $15,000. About 400 of our cavalry reached the place before 7 o'clock, but the buildings were then in ashes, and the incendiaries had embarked and joined the Yankee fleet.
The Express says that information reached that city on Sunday afternoon that a Federal gunboat had got aground in the month of the Appomattox, near City Point, and, after floundering about for some time, had resigned herself to her fate. Such disposition was immediately made of some of our heavy pieces as would enable them to destroy the monster. From half-past 6 o'clock until dark heavy cannonading was heard in the direction of City Point, but with what result was not ascertained.



The Daily Dispatch: August 6, 1862.

Sixty dollars reward.
—The above reward will be paid for the arrest of Jno. Larvin, who deserted on the 19th of July, and Hugh GILLIAM, on the 6th of July; or $30 will be paid for the arrest of either of them. These men were formerly members of Capt. A. E. Read's company, Battery No. 5, and were assigned to this command by order of the Secretary of War.
By order of
Major Atkinson.

Z. L. C. Willis, 1st Lt. com'g Co. B,


The Daily Dispatch: August 7, 1862.

Sixty Dollars Reward.
—The above reward will be paid for the arrest of Jno. Larvin, who deserted on the 19th of July, and Hugh GILLIAM, on the 6th of July; or $30 will be paid for the arrest of either of them. These men were formerly members of Capt. A. E. Read's company. Battery No. 5. and were assigned to this command by order of the Secretary of War.
By order of
Major Atkinson.

L. L. C. Willis, 1st Lt. com'g Co. B,



The Daily Dispatch: August 13, 1862

The fight at Southwest mountain further particulars.
Through the courtesy of an officer of the 2d Brigade, Jackson's Division, who left Gordonsville at 10 o'clock P. M. Monday, we are placed in possession of further particulars with reference to the desperate fight at Southwest mountain on Saturday last.
The fight was commenced by the 2d brigade, under the command of Col. Garnett, of the 48th Virginia regiment, who was wounded in the engagement. In the course of the fight, which was force and desperate, this brigade was completely overpowered by numbers, and compelled to fall back on its supports, consisting of the Stonewall brigade and Ransom's North Carolina brigade.—The engagement then received a new impetus, and was continued with renewed vigor, when the division of Gen. A. P. Hill came up, and the enemy were driven back with immense loss of killed and wounded. Our forces pursued them to within two miles of Culpeper Court-House, where they remained for the night, Gen. Hill's division in front. The artillery firing was kept up till nearly 12 o'clock P. M. Officers who were in the fights below Richmond regard the engagement of Saturday as much more force and desperate than any that has yet occurred.
Our casualties are very heavy, being estimated from 800 to 1,000 killed and wounded. The heaviest loss sustained is in the 2d brigade. The 21st Virginia regiment of that brigade, is thought to have suffered more severely than any other regiment. So great was the loss of field officers in the brigade, that it is now commanded by Captain Leigh, of the Irish battalion. Company F, of this city, in the 21st regiment, went into the fight with eighteen men, only six of whom came out uninjured. We append a list of the casualties as far as they have been received:
Killed—Lt.-Col. Richard H. Cunningham, of this city, commanding the 21st regiment; Major Lane, commanding the 42d regiment.
We are indebted to Orderly Sergeant J. Childs for a telegraphic dispatch giving the casualties in Company F, of Richmond: Killed—Capt. Wm. H. Morgan, Corporal R. S. Lindsay; privates J. G. Powell and H. V. Anderson. Wounded—Serg't W. G. Pollard, (since dead,) Corporal J. N. Nunnally, (since dead;) privates H. H. Watkins, E. G. Tompkins. J. Porter Wren, Clarence E. Taylor, C. M. Redd, R. H. GILLIAM.
In the Purcell Battery, of Richmond, the casualties are as follows: Killed—Lieut. Mercer Featherston, Privates George Royall, and Strother Limerick. Wounded—Commissary Sergeant H. Crocket Eddins, in arm; Sergeant Skyrin Temple, slightly in side; William Tyler, thumb blown off; Stephen C. James, in foot; William Farrar, seriously in breast; John E. Jones, in thigh; J. L. Callahan, in hip;—Jenkins, in leg; C. Newcomer, in leg;—Font. This company, it will be remembered, suffered severely in the battles before Richmond.
In the desperate struggle of the 2d brigade with an overwhelming force of the enemy, Lieutenant Brown, of company K, 21st regiment, was wounded, and when the brigade fell back left upon the field. When our forces recovered the position, Lieut. Brown called to an officer of the Irish battalion and asked for water, which was supplied him. Raising a little, he stated to this officer that he had been beaten ever the head with muskets and bayonetted by the Federal troops, and if there had been any chance for his recovery from the wound received, they had destroyed it by their atrocious cruelty.—He at first wished to be carried from the field, but when the attempt was made, he was so much exhausted that he told the officer to let him remain where he was, as he had no hope of recovery. It is supposed that he died soon after.


The Daily Dispatch: August 23, 1862.

Deserted
—From Captain B. J. Epes's company, stationed at Fort Drury, August 20th, Henry Smith, German by birth; is 16 years old; 5 feet 4 inches high; hazel eyes; light hair, and square shoulders. I will give $30 reward for his delivery to me at Fort Drury, or his confinement in any jail.
J. P. GILLIAM,
1st Lieut.,


The Daily Dispatch: September 30, 1862

The following are the names of the Yankee officers captured at Shepherdstown, Va., and sent to this city on Sunday, viz: Lt. Col. Theodore Jones, 20th Ohio; John Brown, Captain do., D. F. GILLIAM, 69th Pa., M. Dobaney, 1st Lieut. 42d N. Y., B. W. Minor, 2d Lieut. 34th N. Y.; James Kirk, 1st Lieut. do.; J. G. Butler, 2d Lieut. 7th Maine; J. S. Garsed, 1st Lieut. 23d Pennsylvania. We believe the Captain John Brown, of the 20th Ohio regiment, one of the captives named above, is a son of the veritable "Old John Brown" whose body now "lies mouldering in the ground," and whose exploits at Harper's Ferry in initiating the present negro crusade against the South are known to the world. A few months since, the fact that John Brown, Jr., was raising a company in Ohio to avenge his father's death, was paraded with a great flourish of trumpets by the Northern press. We do not know that there is any indictment pending against John Brown, Jr., for his participation in the insurrection at Harper's Ferry, but if there is, and Capt. John Brown, of Ohio, should prove to be the son of old Brown, proceedings against him should be commenced without delay.


The Daily Dispatch: October 2, 1862.
For hire
—By the month or for the rest of the year, a No. 1 Housemaid, Washer., and Ironer. Apply at Mrs. GILLIAM's, 7th street, 3d door above Franklin.


The Daily Dispatch: October 4, 1862.
For hire
—By the month or for the rest year, a No. 1 Housemaid, Washer Drones. Apply at Mrs. GILLIAM's. 7th 3d door above Franklin.


The Daily Dispatch: November 26, 1862.

North Carolina Legislature.
Raleigh, Nov. 25.
—J. P. Russ was elected Secretary of State, over Rufus H. Page, the present incumbent, by a majority of 36 on joint ballot.
A joint committee of four was appointed to wait upon President Davis, to lay before him the unprotected condition of our eastern counties, before the Legislature takes any steps to raise a force of 10,000 men for their defence. It is proposed to raise this force from men of 35 to 45 years of age.
Yesterday, Rev. Calvin H. Willey was re-elected Superintendent of Common Schools by a unanimous vote.
A motion to go into an election of Superior Court Judge to-day was rejected by the Senate. The subject will be caucused on to-night for the third time. Robert P. Dick and Hon. Robert B. GILLIAM are the Conservative aspirants. Dick will get it.
No news from below.


The Daily Dispatch: February 18, 1863.

Twenty-five Dollars reward.
—Ran away from the subscriber, on the 12th inst., a bright mulatto Girl, sixteen years old, named Bet. She is supposed to be lurking about the city. I will give the above reward for her arrest and return to me, or confinement in jail, so that I get her.
Geo W GILLIAM.


The Daily Dispatch: February 21, 1863.

Twenty-five Dollars reward
—Ran away from the subscriber, on the 12th last., a bright mulatto Girl, sixteen years old, named Bes. She is supposed to be about the city, I will give the above reward for her arrest and return to me, or confinement in jail, so that I get her.
Geo W GILLIAM.



The Daily Dispatch: March 9, 1863
By Hill, Dickinson & Co, Auct's
Sheriff's Sale of Slaves.—On the 9th day of March, at 10 o'clock, at the auction house of Hill, Dickinson & Co, I, Sheriff of the county of New Kent, will sell the following Slaves, the property of T D GILLIAM, to wit—Eliza and two children, Julia Ann and William—to the highest bidder, for cash.
H D Vaiden,

Sheriff of New Kent county.
Hill Dickinson & Co,


The Daily Dispatch: April 9, 1863.
For Hire.
—A valuable Negro Woman, strong and healthy, and accustomed to farm work and washing, with two children. Also, two Negro Boys. The whole would suit admirably for farm work or a market garden near the city. Apply at Mrs. GILLIAM's, on 7th street, three doors from Franklin, between Franklin and Grace, from 4 to 6 o'clock P.M.
Wm. Alex Thom.



The Daily Dispatch: April 13, 1863.
For hire.
—A valuable Negro woman strong and healthy, and accustomed to farm work and washing, with two children. Also, two Negro Boys. The whole would suit admirably for farm work or a market garden near the city. Apply at Mrs. GILLIAM's, on 7th street, three doors from Franklin, between Franklin and Grace, from 4 to 6 o'clock P.M.
Wm Alex Thom.


The Daily Dispatch: April 14, 1863.
For Hire.
—A valuable Negro Woman strong and healthy, and accustomed to farm work and washing, with two children. Also, two Negro Boys. The whole would suit admirably for farm work or a market garden near the city. Apply at Mrs. GILLIAM's, on 7th street, three doors from Franklin, between Franklin and Grace, from 4 to 6 o'clock P M.
Wm Alex Thom.


The Daily Dispatch: May 22, 1863.
Hustings Court, May 21st, Judge Wm. H. Lyons presiding.
—The Grand Jury of this Court assembled yesterday pursuant to adjournment, and proceeded to examine witnesses in a number of felony cases brought to their attention. The following parties were indicted: Virgil Jones, one of the 2d of April rioters, for stealing goods from Pollard &Walker; James White, for forging, on the 13th of April, Mary A. Paris's name to a check; Frederick Gansler, for stealing 5 dozen calf skins on the 30th of October, 1862; Mary Johnson, for felony, (rioting and theft) John Jones, for ditto; John W Butler, for stabbing with intent to kill Albert H. Hardle, on the 16th day of April; Patrick Martin and James Organ, for garroting William H. Hardgrove and robbing him of a gold watch; Elias Vanderlip and Philip Colgow, for stealing a seine belonging to John Hitchcock; David Preston and Philip Reynolds, for breaking into the store of D. Epstin &Co., on the 17th of February, and robbing the same; Fendall Thomas and Charles Porter, for stealing a lot of writing paper from Adolphus Morris; John Murphy, for shooting Martin Callahan, with intent to kill, on the 27th of April; E. D. Kenney, for receiving, on the 20th of March, a watch stolen from Mary A. Herman; John McCabe, for stealing two barrels of whiskey from Jos. Brummel, on the 23d of December, 1863; Patrick Tiernan; for shooting Lafayette Brooks, with intent to kill; Robert Style, for stealing a lot of sugar from John W. GILLIAM, on the 21st of April; Harry Chadwell, for stealing Wm. S. Kemper's horse, on the 1st of May; Mary Smith, for stealing $100 in C. S. notes from Joseph Kefler, on the 7th of April, Benjamin Slemmer, for breaking into the store of Joseph Knotts on the 2d day of April; Edward Murphrey, for breaking into W. D. Blair's store on the night of the 21st of April; James Hensly, for receiving on the 19th of April a lot of crockery stolen from persons unknown; Richard Duff, for stealing $170 from Charles Donoboe on the 3d of April; John Ginotti, for breaking into the storehouse of Dionesia Meoni on the 9th of November, 1862, with intent to commit larceny.


The Daily Dispatch: June 8, 1863.
Acquitted.
—N. B. Dickinson, charged with unlawfully shooting Sarah, slave to David McDaniel, on Sunday afternoon last, was before the Mayor last Saturday and discharged. Mr. D. stated that he shot the woman accidentally whilst making a violent and unprovoked assault upon him; and there being no evidence to disprove this statement, he was acquitted.
Richard Steels, indicted for receiving sugar, stolen from Geo. W. GILLIAM, has been tried before the Hustings Court and acquitted.


The Daily Dispatch: July 13, 1863.
Letter List.
List of Letters Remaining in the Richmond Post-office on the 10th day of July, 1863.
Persons calling for Letters in the List will please say they are advertised—also, giving date of List.
the postage will be two cents on each letter advertised
Gentlemen's List.
GILLIAM Jno T.


The Daily Dispatch: July 16, 1863
From Gen, Lee's Army.
Casualties in the 8th Ga., regiment. Killed—Capts Ballard and Yarborough; Lieuts Bliss, Echols, and GILLAM. Wounded—Col. Towers, Maj. Dawson, (severely;) Capts Hall, Butler, Malone, Young, and Bolling; Lieuts Dwinell' Branch, Hopkins, Freeman, Huntington, Harper, Wade, Fields, Brantley, Hutchins, Farrow, Williamson, Dukes, Heard, Reid, and McClusky. Missing—Lt. Bridges.


The Daily Dispatch: November 13, 1863.
False pretences.
—Yesterday morning as a marketman named GILLIAM, from New Kent county, was on his way to the First Market with live turkeys and a slaughtered hog, he was stopped in Rocketts by a denizen and told that his hog would be confiscated if taken to the market-house. Supposing the statement to be true, GILLIAM sold his hog to his informant for much less than the market price. Reaching the market place he informed the Clerk of the fraud practiced upon him, and efforts are now making to punish the purchaser for buying meat under false pretences.


The Daily Dispatch: November 16, 1863.
Hustings Court.
Frances GILLIAM, a free negress without papers, was arrested in the Theatre for sitting with white women, and Sarah Tucker, a white girl, was arrested for carrying Frances GILLIAM, a negress, to the Theatre with her. GILLIAM was ordered to get her papers at the Hustings Court, and Tucker was held to bail for good behavior


The Daily Dispatch: November 17, 1863.
Aiding negroes to escape.
—Two negroes, named Joe Hollins, slave of Talbott & Bro., and Robert Marshall, belonging to C. Rose, charged with aiding and abetting slaves to escape from their masters into the Yankee lines, were brought before the Mayor for examination. Passes, written by these negroes, were exhibited in Court, signed in a good hand, by "Capt. Thomas GILLIAM. "—The signature was evidently a forged one, and the Mayor, deeming the offence proven against them, they were sent on to the next term of the Hustings Court for farther examination.


The Daily Dispatch: February 12, 1864.
Confederate States District Court.
—Yesterday, upon the petition of Abraham Copal, representing that he is illegally held in the custody of Captain R. H. GILLIAM, of Company I, 44th Regiment Va. Volunteers; that he was enrolled as a conscript and assigned to the said company; that he was over forty-five years of age at the time he was so enrolled and assigned, and therefore not liable to the conscript act. A writ of habeas corpus was awarded him, returnable on the 19th inst.


The Daily Dispatch: February 27, 1864
Recorder's Court.
Jesse, slave of Baldwin & Co., arrested for being out after hours without a pass, was ordered to receive ten lashes. Ben, slave of Robert GILLIAM, charged with the same offence, was discharged.


The Daily Dispatch: March 7, 1864
List of Letters Remaining in the Richmond Post.
—office on the 4th day of March, 1864.
Persons calling for Letters in the List will please any they are Advertised.—giving date of List.
The postage will be two cents on each letter advertise
Ladies' List.
GILLIAM, M A


The Daily Dispatch: April 7, 1864
Madison Ward.
Councilmen—D. J. Burr 522; Geo K. Crutchfield 521; G. W. Randolph 520; Jas A. Scott 518; R. F. Walker 509.
Aldermen—Geo. N. Gwathmey 482. G. W. GILLIAM 418; Andrew L. Ellett 360; Jas K. Caskie 346; Chas E. Wortham 325; Chas E. Hunt 174; C. G. Barney 94; scattering 200.


The Daily Dispatch: May 6, 1864.
Mayor's Court
—The business transacted in this court yesterday morning was of little interest. We give the following summary;
Jenny GILLIAM, found asleep in the market place on Wednesday night, was discharged upon a statement made by her that she had unfortunately been deprived of access to her own home, and after looking about for other quarters until she was completely exhausted unconsciously dropped asleep where found by the watch.


The Daily Dispatch: May 10, 1864.
Mayor's Court.
—There was a considerable amount of business before this Court yesterday morning.
Jennie GILLIAM, a white woman who has been hanging about this city for several years, subsisting by begging, was committed to jail as a vagrant. She was found by the watch lying on a bench in the Capitol Square, and when told to go home said she had no where to move to.



The Daily Dispatch: May 11, 1864.
Affairs along the South bank of the river.
The enemy have occupied Hood's on James river, better known as Fort Powhatan. This is about twenty miles below City Point, and would be a most capital position for heavy artillery, the river at this point being very narrow, and the channel hugging the south shore closely, and the banks very high and precipitous. The place is now occupied by two regiments of negro troops, whose camps extend all over Temple's field. We hear that they are greatly annoying the people in that neighborhood, pilfering and depredating in every direction.
The enemy's gunboats patrol the Appomattox from Port Walthall to the mouth of the river, shelling on both sides every spot likely to afford cover to a party of gray backs. On Friday two of the enemy's gunboats got aground opposite the residence of Mr. Marius GILLIAM, and at last accounts had not been gotten off. The enemy were wasting a vast deal of ammunition in that direction yesterday and it was doubtless for the purpose of protecting these grounded craft from "masked batteries"
Major Harrison, of Gen Pickett's staff, while reconnoitering yesterday in the vicinity of City Point was suddenly surprised by a party of Yankee pickets, and pursued for some distance. The Major finally succeeded including his pursuers by leaping to the ground and seeking shelter in some undergrowth, from whence he wended his way to a place of safety. He lost his horse, as did also a courier who was with him.



The Daily Dispatch: May 12, 1864.
Affairs along the South bank of the river.
The enemy have occupied Hood's on James river, better known as Fort Powhatan. This is about twenty miles below City Point, and would be a most capital position for heavy artillery, the river at this point being very narrow, and the channel hugging the south shore closely, and the banks very high and precipitous. The place is now occupied by two regiments of negro troops, whose camps extend all over Temple's field. We hear, that they are greatly annoying the people in that neighborhood, pilfering and depredating in every direction.
The enemy's gunboats patrol the Appomattox from Port Walthall to the mouth of the river, shelling on both sides every spot likely to afford cover to a party of gray backs. On Friday two of the enemy's gunboats got aground opposite the residence of Mr. Marius GILLIAM, and at last accounts had not been gotten off. The enemy were wasting a vast deal of ammunition in that direction yesterday and it was doubtless for the purpose of protecting these grounded craft from "masked batteries."
Major Harrison, of Gen Pickett's staff, while reconnoitering yesterday in the vicinity of City Point was suddenly surprised by a party of Yankee pickets, and pursued for some distance. The Major finally succeeded including his pursuers by leaping to the ground and seeking shelter in some undergrowth, from whence he wended his way to a place of safety. He lost his horse, as did also a courier who was with him.


The Daily Dispatch: May 17, 1864.
1st Va. Regiment.
Killed: Serg't J W Wynne, Corporal Jno A Via, co H; privates J Toomey, co E; A Figher, co I; R Walthall, co G; A Goven, co D.
Wounded: Private W W Turner, co D, , slight; Corp'l G E Craig, co D, scalp, slight; Corp'l W A Stober, co B, chest, serious; Lieut E W Martin, co H, leg, slight; privates H S Gillespie, co C, leg, slight; H C co C, neck, severe; W H Crigger, co B, abdomen, severe; C A Wills, co I, abdomen, severe; T Harvey, co G, arm, severe; B F Garrett, co D, hand, slight; J R Daniel, co B, face, slight.
Eleventh Virginia—Field and Staff: Lieut Jol K Otey, severely wounded; Capt R M Mitchell, Act'g Major, slightly do; Adj't C Tyree, severely do, Serg't Maj W A Tool, slightly do.
Company A, Lieut J Kennedy comd'g, severely wounded.—Killed: Private Turner. Wounded: H Mitchell, slightly;—Stevens, do.
Company B—Killed: Sgt R Slatt, B Harney. Wounded; Capt F Wharton, slightly; H W Lazenby, do; Privates A Farmer, mortally; J Dowdy, severely; A Holcombe, do; Williamson, slightly; M A Haden, severely; Sandifer, do; R Sandifer, do; E Wharton, do; Sgts J T Wells, do; W M Phillips, slightly Private C B Finch, severely.
Company C, Capt W H Morgan commanding.—Killed: C Allen. J Monroe, J Depriest. Wounded: Sg't E G GILLIAM, severely; Corp'l G R Crusy, do; privates B Woody, do; R W Jones, do; J E Walker, do; T Harvey, do; A Rosser, do; W Rosser, slightly.
Company D, Capt James commanding.—Killed: A Fluke. Wounded: W Guspelli,
slightly: N J Baker, do; C D Raider, do; W D Jones, severely G M Carper, do; J P Lemon, do; R Lemon, do; J Kelley, do; H Harris, do; G W Garp slightly.
Company E, Lieut Norwell commanding.—Killed: Ro Clark, P Spilliam. Wounded: L Williamson, severely; H Gilbert, do; W P Gilbert, do; S Hurt, do; Sg't E G Williams, do.
Company F, Capt Douthat commanding.—Killed: Serg't R G Kyle; private W J Trent. Wounded: Privates E Thomson, J H Gardner, R M Lucus, J T Luens, J R Burke, C B Turner, J Whitworth, C H Haley; Lieut Ragan.
Company G, Capt Smith commanding.—Wounded: Lt J A Franklin, severely; Sgt A C Guy, slightly; Corp'l W H Shafer, severely; Privates W S Nelson, slightly; J J Old, do; R Kent, do; S Booths, do; J Wills, do; J Conley, do.
Company K, Lieut Hardy, commanding.—Killed: Lt Hardy, Privates Isaacs and Cash. Wounded: Privates J Ray, M Painter, H Walkup, severely.
Company I, Lieut Embry commanding.—Killed: Private Jessee Embry. Wounded: Corp'l O A Burnett, severely; Privates J W Allen, slightly; J T Edwards, do; C Courtney, do; S Jacobs, do; J G Kemper, severely; Sergt W M Embrey, do.


The Daily Dispatch: May 31, 1864.
Tuesday morning...May 31, 1864.
the War News—Butler sending troops down the River—skirmishing in Hanover—official Dispatch from Gen. Jo. Johnston—capture of a Newspaper correspondent—his dispatches.&c.
All remains quiet on the Southside. An official dispatch received at the War Department yesterday states that Butler is sending troops down the river in transports. This is supposed to be for the purpose of reinforcing Grant, since there is no evidence of any intention to evacuate Bermuda Hundred.
It is stated that the enemy have felled the woods in the vicinity of Marius GILLIAM's farm, in Chesterfield county, in order to command an unobstructed view of the opposite bank of James river.



The Daily Dispatch: June 4, 1864.
From the Southside.
We have some additional particulars of the affair in Chesterfield county on Thursday,
announced in the official dispatch of Gen. Beauregard, published yesterday. Our line of skirmisher advanced about 7 o'clock to feel the enemy and ascertain his force; and moving forward with great spirit and impetuosity, soon captured the enemy's rifle pits, from which the Yankees fled in confusion. Over a hundred prisoners, representing commands from Connecticut, Maine and Illinois, were captured, and quite a number killed. Among the prisoners are Major Oliver S. Sandford, Capt. John B. Dennis and Lieut. Henry S. Pierce, 7th Connecticut regiment, and Capt. Albert G. Mudgins, 11th Maine. Our loss was comparatively slight in killed, wounded and prisoners; though we regret to hear that Col. Oliver M. Danizler, of the 22d South Carolina regiment, was mortally wounded and left in the hands of the enemy. It is stated that he allowed his patriotic zeal to get the better of his discretion, and thus advanced too far with his command. The position having been gained, was subsequently voluntarily relinquished, as it was not our object to hold it.
A severe artillery engagement took place just after the charge, between a section of Pegram's battery and a battery of the enemy, at a distance of 500 yards. Our pieces were splendidly served, and the fire was spirited and effective.
The black scoundrels in the service of the United States continue their work of vandalism in Prince George county, on the south side of the Appomattox. On Wednesday night and Thursday morning they burnt the dwellings of Marinas GILLIAM, Dr. Theo. GILLIAM, and Frank Green. Surely, a day of retribution is in store for these wretches, whose sole object seems to be to plunder and destroy the property of unoffending citizens.
A dispatch from Gen. Beauregard states that matters remained quiet on the Southside yesterday.


The Daily Dispatch: June 6, 1864
List of letters remaining in the Richmond Post

—Office on the 4th day of June, 1864.
Persons calling for letters in the list will please say they are Advertised—also, giving date of List.

GILLIAM E. A.



The Daily Dispatch: June 13, 1864.
Casualties.
List of killed, wounded and missing in Lieut. Col. R. A. Hardaway's Battalion of Light Artillery, 2d Corps, Army of Northern Virginia, in the engagements in Spotsylvania county and around Richmond, from May 10th to June 8th, 1864—Lieut. Col. R. A. Hardaway commanding.
Field and Staff.—Wounded Lt. Col. R. A. Hardaway, slightly in shoulder; Major David Watson, bowels, since died.
Powhatan Artillery, Capt. Willis J. Dance, commanding—Killed; Privates J. E. Wash, David G. Price. Wounded: Serg't G. M. Palmore, confusion in side; privates Adolphus Guy, severely in foot; P. B. Wilkinson, slightly in head; James Williams, confusion in side.
Third Company Richmond Howitzers, Capt. B. H. Smith commanding. [A list of losses in this company has already been published.]
Rockbridge Artillery, Capt. Archibald Graham commanding—Wounded; Privates A. S. Dandridge, J. shoulder, slightly; J. W. Wright, right side, severely; W. C. Stuart head, slightly; Edward A. Moore, breast and leg by fragment of shell.
Salem Flying Artillery, Capt. Charles B. Griffin commanding—Killed; Privates S. T. Hudson, H. Gimzburger, J. M. Peebles. Wounded; Lt. John W. Dinguid, thigh, badly; privates Doughts Gray, badly in leg; Leroy Harris, breast, slightly.
Second Company Richmond Howitzers, Capt. Lorraine P. Jones commanding—Wounded; Serg't. Geo. L. Christian, left leg amputated, right heel bone broken serg't John S. Ellett, side and arm, severely; corp'l. George W. Mordecai, slightly in leg; corp'l David B. Clarke, neck, severely; corp'l Joseph J. Cocke, through the body: privates H. Martin Burnly, severe flesh wound in legs; Stephen A. Fraub, leg amputated; Wm. K. Hutchinson, foot, slightly R. GILLIAM Patteson, severe flesh wound in leg.


The Daily Dispatch: July 4, 1864.
North Carolina Sick and wounded.
List of North Carolina Sick and Wounded Soldiers, in the Hospitals at Richmond, on the 20th June, 1864:
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GILLIAM, J, Priv, Reg 32, Com B, Hospital: Winder, Division 5


The Daily Dispatch: July 16, 1864
Prisoners at Fortress Monroe.
Among the prisoners held by the Yankees at Fortress Monroe are the following, who are all reported in good health: Captain Eugene D. Jarnette, of the Signal Corps; Maj. Robert Douchat and brother, of Charles City; Messrs. GILLAM and Broadnax, of Petersburg; George Walker, of Charles City, (wounded at his home on the 13th May by negro troops;) Richard M. Graves, of Charles City; Jefferson W. Stubbs, of Gloucester; James M. Slater, of James City; Henry P. Barrow, William P. Graves, and Rev. J. M. Lamb, of Charles City; J. B. Donovan, of Gloucester; Ed. J. Warren, of Richmond; Rev. Mr. Winston, of Henrico; and Nelson E. Lowry, of Hanover.


The Daily Dispatch: July 18, 1864.
Died.
At the receiving hospital in this city, on the 14th July, of a wound received near Gaines's Hill, on the 2d June, Sergeant John S. GILLIAM, of the Ambert Fayette Artillery, in the 21th year of his age.


The Daily Dispatch: July 30, 1864.
Died.
On Friday, the 29th inst, of wounds received at Gaines's Mill, Alexander Fulton, of Ann Arundel county, Md. aged 20 years.
In his life young Fulton exemplified the purity of his patriotism, sealed with a martyr's blood his love of principle, and dying, leaves as a solace to whom he was dear the clear report of a Christian soldier.
His friends, those of his father, James A Fulton, and Mrs. E F GILLIAM's are requested to attend his funeral at 11 o'clock to day, from the Monumental Church.
Baltimore papers please copy.


The Daily Dispatch: August 15, 1864.
List of Hands who Absconded from the Mines of the Midlothian Coal Mining Company, and the Names of the Owners to Whom they Belong, 13th May, 1864.—the following Hands left the Midlothian Mines on the 13th of May with the Yankee raiders. A liberal reward will be paid for their apprehension and delivery at the Mines or confinement in jail.
John C. Stanard, Secretary
No. Slaves' Names. Owners' Names.
1. Ben. Turpin, Mrs. Turpin.
2. Cato Carter, John P. Tabb, Agent.
3. Jim Christian, John P. Tabb, Agent.
4. Sam Peed, John P. Tabb, Agent.
5. David Wilson, John P. Tabb, Agent.
6. Charles Cullen, Doctor Cullen.
7. Bingey Jones, John W. Jones.
8. Isaac Jones, John W. Jones.
9. Edmond Harrison, Mr. White.
10. William Blunt, Mr. White.
11. Walter Blunt, Mr. White.
12. Jim Harrison, Mr. White.
13. Geo. Shelton, Mr. Smith.
14. Green Lacy, Mrs. Lacy.
15. Geo. Johnson, Peyton Johnson.
16. Israel Crouch, Free man.
17. Isaac Green, Mr. Phillips, Agent.
18. Junius Harris, James M. Harris.
19. John Pulliam, Mrs. S. J. Pulliam.
20. Jacob Powell, Mrs. Powell.
21. Jim Howard, Free man.
22. John Trabue, Macon Trabue's estate.
23. Ryland Trabue, Macon Trabue's estate.
24. Lebo Howard, Mrs. Howard.
25. Milton Depp, Gustavus Depp.
26. Mat. Fureron, James Fureron.
27. Robert Hopson, Doctor Hopson.
28. Shadrach Adams, Mrs. Adams.
29. Tom Corbin, Doctor Charles S. Mills.
30. Tom Wooldridge, Doctor Thos. Wooldridge.
31. Thornton, Mrs. GILLIAM.
32. Welford, Mr. Luntsford.
33. William Turner, Free boy.
1. Henry Smith, Midloth'n Coal Min'g Co.
2. Jim Gwinner, Midloth'n Coal Min'g Co.
3. John Johnson, Midloth'n Coal Min'g Co.
4. James Johnson, Midloth'n Coal Min'g Co.
5. Albert Scarbrugh, Midloth'n Coal Min'g Co.
6. Lorenzo Johnson, Midloth'n Coal Min'g Co.


The Daily Dispatch: August 16, 1864.
The Yankee accounts of the recent explosion at City Point say it was the most terrific one of the kind in the history of gunpowder. Two barges, loaded with ammunition of various kinds, were blown to atoms, with all their contents, consisting of a bulk of about three thousand barrels. Shot, shell and canister were hurried, in all directions, amidst volumes of black smoke and an avalanche of broken timbers. A new warehouse, five hundred feet long and fifty feet wide, which had been erected on the wharf and filled with commissary stores, was shattered into fragments. The debris of the wreck were scattered over a surface of more than a mile, and thrown all around Grant's headquarters. Adams's Express office, the adjoining Government buildings, and a train of cars, were also destroyed. Grant's official dispatch says that fifty-four persons were killed and one hundred and eight wounded—mostly blacks.
It is stated that the unfortunate citizens of Prince George county, now within the Yankee lines, have been treated worse, if possible, than others placed in similar circumstances. They have not only been subjected to personal insult and abuse, but have had their property destroyed and provisions stolen, and left in an almost starving condition.
A report is current that Marias GILLIAM, a well-known citizen of Prince George, who was taken prisoner by the Yankees and confined at the Rip Raps, is dead. He was a man well advanced in years, and held a prominent position in society.


The Daily Dispatch: August 16, 1864.
Midlothian notice.
—The following hands left the Midlothian Mines on the 13th of May with the Yankee raiders. A liberal reward will be paid for their apprehension and delivery at the mines or confinement in jail.
John C. Stanard, Secretary.

Slaves' Names.
Thornton,
Owner’s Name
Mrs. GILLIAM.


The Daily Dispatch: August 19, 1864.
Midlothian notice.
—The following hands left the Midlothian Mines on the 13th, of May with the Yankee raiders. A liberal reward will be paid for their apprehension and delivery at the mines or confinement in jail.
John C. Stanard,
Secretary

Slaves' Names.
Thornton,
Owner’s Name
Mrs. GILLIAM.


The Daily Dispatch: August 20, 1864.
Midlothian notice.
—The following hands left the Midlothian Mines on the 13th of May with the Yankee raiders. A liberal reward will be paid for their apprehension and delivery at the mines or confinement in jail.
John C. Stanard, Secretary.

Slaves' Names.
Thornton,
Owner’s Name
Mrs. GILLIAM.


The Daily Dispatch: September 10, 1864
Death of General Morgan.
A dispatch from Knoxville on the 5th gives the following official report of General GILLEM, relative to the surprise and killing of General John Morgan at Greenville:
Bull's Gap, Tennessee, September 4, 1864. To General Tilson:
I surprised, defeated and killed John Morgan at Greenville this morning.
The killed are scattered for miles, and have not yet been counted, and probably number fifty or one hundred.
I have about seventy-five prisoners.
Among those captured are Morgan's staff, with one piece of artillery and a caisson.
The enemy's force outnumbered mine, but the surprise was complete.
Alvan C. GILLEM,


The Daily Dispatch: November 23, 1864
GILLEM's whipping in East Tennessee.
The following telegram, dated Louisville the 19th, shows that the Yankees have got the news about GILLEM's whipping in East Tennessee:
Intelligence, deemed reliable, but the accuracy of which cannot be positively determined, says that very recently the rebel General Breckinridge, with ten thousand men, attacked General GILLEM, near Bull's gap, Tennessee, and, after a desperate fight, defeated GILLEM, who lost four hundred prisoners. The number of killed and wounded is not stated.
No fears of the invasion of Kentucky, as consequent on this reverse, are apprehended, the military authorities being fully prepared to meet any advance of such a force into the State.


The Daily Dispatch: November 28, 1864
A dispatch from Louisville, the 23d instant, says:
After GILLEM's recent defeat, Breckinridge advanced to Strawberry Plains and Blair's cross- roads, threatening Knoxville and Cumberland gap. On the 21st, Breckinridge advanced to Powell's bridge, six miles from Cumberland gap, and there was heavy skirmishing all day. Burbridge has moved out from Lexington with a strong force to protect the Kentucky border from anticipated invasion by Breckinridge's forces.


The Daily Dispatch: December 12, 1864
"the rebels Opening the Siege of Nashville—they Establish lines within three miles of the Capitol—skirmishing between the Union and rebel Forces."
Under this rather remarkable heading, considering that Hood was "defeated with great loss" at Franklin, we find the news from Tennessee chronicled in the Herald. A telegram, dated at Nashville on the 6th, shows that the Confederates are busy around that city. It says that the rebel cavalry "have possession of the residence of Mrs. A. V. Brown, and are entrenching themselves on this side," and have also taken possession of a hill near the Hyde Ferry road and planted a battery on it. The guns of Fort Negley were engaged in shelling some persistent rebels who were erecting batteries. Some more of these insurgents were actually seen taking observations of Fort GILLEM, and so close that Captain M. Forrest, of Hood's cavalry, was recognized by some of his former friends in the besieged city. The river was six and a half feet deep, but was falling, which would interfere with the operations of the gunboats. There was artillery skirmishing all day on the 6th. The telegram adds:
The daily routine was varied by the reception of a flag of truce, sent in by General Hood, which was received by our pickets on the Franklin pike at about 11 o'clock this morning.


The Daily Dispatch: December 17, 1864.

Married.
At St. John's Church, Richmond, Virginia, by the Rev. William H. Platte, of Petersburg, on Wednesday evening, December 14, 1864, at 3 o'clock, William H. T. Christian, of Williamsburg, Virginia, to Miss. Jennie S., daughter of Colonel J. S. GILLIAM, of Chesterfield county, Virginia.
Mobile and Norfolk papers please copy.
 

The Daily Dispatch: December 19, 1864.
Married,
At St. John's Church Richmond, Virginia, by the Rev. William H. Flatte, of Petersburg, on Wednesday evening, December 14, 1864, at 8 o'clock, William B. T. Christian, of Williamsburg, Virginia, to Miss Jennie S., daughter of Colonel J. S. GILLIAM, of Chesterfield county, Virginia.
Mobile and Norfolk papers please copy.


The Daily Dispatch: December 27, 1864
A history of the raid in Southwestern Virginia.
The Lynchburg Virginian contains the first connected account of the raid into Southwestern Virginia which has been published. It appears that, on Monday, the 12th, the enemy, since ascertained to consist of GILLEM's, Stoneman's and Burbridge's forces, concentrated at Bean's station, advanced eastward.—Vaughn was at Greenville and Duke's brigade at Rogersville. The movement was rapid, and Duke, being in their route, was forced back to Kingsport, when, on the 13th, he was attacked, and suffered a repulse. The enemy thus got ahead of Vaughn, and, on the morning of the 14th, entered Bristol. The account says:
"On the night of the 14th he entered Abingdon, Duke falling back towards Abingdon. General Breckinridge, at Wytheville, apprised of the advance, at once began to concentrate his troops for the defence of Saltville. On the afternoon of the 14th, he started by train for that point himself; arriving at Glade Spring that night late, he barely escaped capture, and reached Saltville next morning—the enemy reaching Glade Spring shortly after daylight on the 15th. The force of the enemy, after leaving Abingdon, divided into two columns—one threatening Saltville, the other going to Glade Spring and towards Wytheville. At 3 P. M., the enemy entered Marion, twenty-six miles west of Wytheville, and detached a force which was sent southeast, towards the lead mines. Meanwhile, General Vaughn, leaving Bristol to his left, arrived in front of Marion, and, supposing the main column had gone to the lead mines, pursued the detachment with his main force, leaving Colonel Gillespie with the remainder of his command at Marion. On the morning of the 16th, at daylight, Colonel Gillespie was attacked and repulsed, retreating towards Wytheville, sixteen miles distant. There were no troops at this point—the railroad superintendent having failed to send them from Dublin. For want of cars, also, but a portion of the stores could be removed from Wytheville.

"The retreat of Gillespie was so rapid, and the pursuit of the enemy so close, that the former arrived at Wytheville at 11 1-2 A. M., and passed through the town in a stampede, all efforts to rally them failing. The enemy appeared at 1 P. M., their videttes approaching very cautiously. Major Johnston, assistant adjutant-general, of Breckinridge's staff, with half-dozen officers and men, remained, and by standing picket at the west end of the town, in sight of the Yankees, detained them from coming in for two hours. The town was by this time cleared. At 3 P. M., Major Johnston having withdrawn to the east of the town, General GILLEM sent in a flag of truce, which Major Johnston received through Captain Semple and Major McMahon, of General Breckinridge's staff. The unconditional surrender of the town was demanded, with guarantee of security to private property and citizens. Major Johnston replied, agreeing to surrender the town on those conditions, provided he was allowed half an hour in which to withdraw his forces. After much deliberation, General GILLEM declined to give the time asked, but to respect private property and citizens.
"Major Johnston having thus gained more than an hour for the retreating cavalry and trains, withdrew his forces, six all told, and came on towards Dublin. The enemy adhered to his terms, and disturbed no private property.—When GILLEM found out the ruse which had been practiced upon him, he was more amused than incensed.
"on Saturday morning, before daylight, the enemy, after burning the railroad depot, ordnance and medical buildings, retired as he came, first sending a detachment of two hundred to the lead mines. General Vaughn was at this important point, but believing exaggerated reports of the enemy's strength, retreated on his approach. The damage to the mines was slight, and can soon be repaired. The enemy retired towards Marion, doubtless to effect a junction with the main force and capture Saltville; but, at last accounts, this important point was safe, and General Breckinridge had repulsed the enemy on several occasions. The raid is ably conducted, the force moving rapidly and doing but little pillaging."



The Daily Dispatch: December 29, 1864
Died from his Wounds.
—Lieutenant B. E. Hawkins, who was accidentally shot, in this city, by Lieutenant John F. Ferneyhough, on Monday afternoon last, died about 9 o'clock yesterday morning at the Wayside (Seabrook's) Hospital. Before his death, he reiterated the language contained in the deposition given before Justice George W. GILLIAM on the evening of the occurrence; and in the presence of his own father and several other friends, he said, just before dying, that he left no better friend on earth than the one at whose hands he had been accidentally shot and was then about to die. The deceased was a young man, about twenty-two years of age, and was a native of North Carolina. His remains will be taken home for interment.



The Daily Dispatch: January 4, 1865
Stoneman's raid—a List of Munchausens.
Stoneman has arrived at Nashville, and gives a regular Munchausen account of his raid into Southwestern Virginia. The following is the story:
The forces consisted of General Burbridge's troops and General GILLEM's East Tennessee troops, all under command of Major-General Stoneman. They left Knoxville on the 18th. The movement was unknown to the rebels, who were not discovered until after three days.


The Daily Dispatch: February 22, 1865
East Tennessee and Southwestern Virginia.
A report comes from Southwestern Virginia that GILLIAM, with forty-five hundred Yankees, is advancing into Upper East Tennessee, their advance being now north of Greenville. It is believed to be their intention to try and occupy the whole of the State at the time of the coming election.



The Daily Dispatch: March 6, 1865
Married.
On Thursday, the 2d of March, by the Rev. Dr. Norwood, Mr. William D. Porter, Confederate States Navy, son of the late Admiral Porter, United States Navy, to Miss Mary E., daughter of Robert GILLIAM, Esq., late of Prince George county, Virginia.


The Daily Dispatch: March 22, 1865
From Tennessee—movements of Thomas, Rosecrans and GILLEM—Rumored raid into Southwestern Virginia.
Recent advices from Tennessee are to the effect that GILLEM has been reinforced by Thomas, with cavalry, at Knoxville, Tennessee, preparatory, it is thought, for a move into Southwestern Virginia.
Thomas has garrisoned Tunnel Hill and Chattanooga with three regiments at each place. Three small regiments of negroes, Dutch and Irish, are at Bridgeport, and two regiments at Stevenson. The garrisons are very small from Stevenson to Huntsville.
The rest of Thomas's army is at Huntsville, Decatur and Eastport.
Rosecrans has five brigades in Middle Tennessee, scouring the country for supplies and recruits. The "rebel" soldiers they catch have the choice of joining the Yankees or being shot.—Stokes's brigade is the most conspicuous in the work.


The Daily Dispatch: March 28, 1865
From East Tennessee—the movement against Southwestern Virginia.
We have, through private letters and other trustworthy sources, positive intelligence relative to Thomas's movements and force in East Tennessee.—There is little doubt that he is preparing a grand "On-to-Richmond" movement through Southwestern Virginia. His column, which is already in motion, consists of not less than twenty thousand men,—the latest advices state, seventeen thousand infantry and five thousand cavalry,—the greater part of which are at Bull's gap, ten miles east of Morristown and eighteen miles below Greenville. He is advancing leisurely towards Bristol, rebuilding, as he advances, the East Tennessee railroad.—His objective point is believed to be Lynchburg.
A report reached here yesterday, by telegraph, that GILLEM, at the head of the Fourth Yankee army corps, was moving down upon Bristol, and that Stoneman, with a heavy cavalry force, had started from Knoxville on a raid into North Carolina, with Salisbury as his objective point.


The Daily Dispatch: April 1, 1865
Pay office Engineer Department,
Confederate States,
no. 14 law building, Franklin street,
Richmond, March 27, 1865.
The following Claimants from Virginia, are hereby notified that their claims for loss of slaves have been adjudicated by the Board of Slave Claims, and that payment of the amounts respectively awarded will be made to them or their duly-authorized agents at this office.
Powers of attorney must, in all cases, be signed by the party executing the same, in duplicate, and their signature witnessed by two subscribing witnesses.
Claimants:
GILLIAM, J. R.


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