In the Front Ranks As Dangerous Weapons

Pettifoggers. – Richmond, like many other cities of similar size and pretensions to respectability, is not entirely exempt from the presence of a lot of pettifogging, two-cent lawyers, who are seen usually in all their peculiar glory in the lower courts, the advocates of dubious and uncertain rights, and who as such obtain from the […]

Every Facility Will Be Afforded By Our People to Induce Them to Come

Richmond as the Confederate Capital. — We understand there is considerable favor shown to our beautiful and advantageously situated city by the Provisional Congress, as the permanent Capital of our Southern Confederacy. We say advantageously situated, for if Washington was a suitable location for the Capital of the United States, we think that, as we […]

We Have Rescued the Constitution from Utter Annihilation

[…] I presume that no event since the separation of the more Southern States from the late Union, has occurred to give such unbounded pleasure to the whole Southern people, as the news that the Old Dominion had thrown her fortunes with ours. We had thought, from the beginning, that this result would ultimately be inevitable. Individually, […]

Chains of a Despicable and Ignoble Vassalage

The triumph of truth and justice over wrong and attempted insult was never more heartily appreciated by a spontaneous uprising of the people. Soon the Southern wind will sweep away with the resistless force of a tornado, all vestige of sympathy or desire of co-operation with a tyrant who, under false pretenses, in the name […]

The Solemnity of the Occasion

On Tuesday, 23 April 1861, the Virginia Secession Convention was briefly addressed by Major General Robert Edward Lee, to whom, the day before, it had commended the command of the provisional army and naval forces of the Commonwealth of Virginia. After a flowery introduction by the President of the Convention, Major General Lee rose to speak. […]

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. […]

Give the Anderson a Wide Berth

DANGEROUS PRACTICE. — The adolescent juvenility of the city are much given to practicing the dangerous amusement of clinging to the engine Jos. R. Anderson, as it passes through 8th street, from the Petersburg to the Fredericksburg Depot.  An unlucky slip will cause some of them to be crushed into jelly, when a great hue and […]