Bird’s-Eye Bo-Peep

MORE BALLOONS. – Some four or five balloons were seen, on yesterday, floating in the air over the Confederate and Federal lines. Two of them, we understand, were sent up from our army, for the purpose of trying the enemy’s plan of playing bird’s-eye bo-peep. The results, of course, were equally satisfactory to both parties. […]

The Celebrated Ram and Iron Clad Virginia

DISTINGUISHED ARRIVALS. – Captain Robert E. Pegram, of the C. S. Steamer Nashville, and Lieut. Catesby Jones, of the blown up splitting-ram Merrimac, arrived in Richmond yesterday from Petersburg. The entire force engaged upon the Merrimac, consisting of some four hundred and fifty men, arrived on the same train. — From the Richmond Enquirer, 13 May […]

Coal Harbor

Coal Harbor. There is some misapprehension in regard to the name of the locality of one of the most important of the series of the battles lately fought and won in the neighborhood of this city. A misapprehension not only in regard to the origin of the name, but to the name itself. Some of […]

To Be Placed on Irritable Wounds

BEEF AND HOG BLADDERS FOR THE HOSPITALS. – Those of our citizens who may have in their possession beef or hog bladder, are requested to send them to the various hospitals in the city.  They are used to contain ice to be placed upon irritable wounds.  The attention of the butchers is especially directed to […]

This Will Little Avail Them

YANKEE SPIES. – Two Lincoln spies, giving the names of John Scully and Pryce Lewis, were arrested at the Monument Hotel on Friday last, and are now in prison.  The proof of their connection with the secret service of the enemy is most positive.  They were recognized on the street by a young lady, whose […]

The Health of the Yankee Mercenaries Continues to Be Quite Good

THE YANKEE PRISONERS. – We ascertain, from official sources, that the health of the Yankee mercenaries, whom the fortune of war have subjected to our control, continues to be quite good; notwithstanding the many disadvantages to which those entrusted with their care, are necessarily subjected.  Upwards of 1,700 Yankees are now confined in the several […]

A Grand Mausoleum of the Brave

THE DEAD AT OAKWOOD. – Oakwood Cemetery has been consecrated by the bones of several thousand of the gallant soldiers of the Southern army, who have fallen on the field, or by the hand of disease, during the present year.  It is now a grand mausoleum of the brave, and their memory merits a more […]

A Precious Villain

A PRECIOUS VILLAIN. – The deserter Wilson, alias Summerfield, who had accumulated a considerable sum of money by enlisting in various companies as a substitute, and deserting from each in rotation, has again escaped from the C. S. Prison, on the corner of 6th and Cary streets.  The fellow had been arrested several times before, but […]

The Exigencies of the Blockade

WRITING FLUID. – The Lexington Chemical Works, under the direction of that most experienced Chemist, Col. Gilham, has produced a most excellent article of writing fluid – equal to any English article in use.  This is another instance of domestic manufacture developed by the exigencies of the blockade.  For sale by West & Johnson, Richmond, Va. […]

100 White Girls to Work on Cartridges

WANTED! WANTED! WANTED! — 100 White Girls to work on Cartridges, at the Laboratory C. S., corner 7th and Arch streets.  Good wages will be paid, if immediate application is made. W. N. SMITH, M. S. K., C. S. A. — Richmond Enquirer, 12 October 1861, p. 3, c. 6.

Estimated Expenses at VMI in 1861

VIRGINIA MILITARY INSTITUTE. AS soon as the Cadets now in the field can be spared from the duties upon which they are now detached, they will return to the Institute, and regular Academic exercises will be commenced. In the meantime, young men of good character, who desire the advantages of the military instruction of the […]

The Applause Fairly Rent the Sky

Effect of the News at Richmond. So soon as the news of the surrender of Fort Sumter reached Richmond a procession of citizens was formed, which marched up Main street, headed by Smith’s Armory Band, and bearing the flag of the Southern Confederacy. The procession had swelled to about three thousand persons, by the time […]