|VOL. XIX.--NO. 63.||RICHMOND, VA., WEDNESDAY, NOV. 13, 1861.||PRICE ONCE CENT.|
Richmond Daily Dispatch, 13 November 1861.
FROM CAMP BARTOW.
Severe Weather--Great Suffering Among Troops--Official Vote of the Soldiers at Camp Bartow, &c.
[SPECIAL CORRESPONDENCE OF THE DISPATCH]
Pocahontas co., Nov. 7th.}
The weather for the last week has been of the most boisterous kind. Tuesday night and during the day of Wednesday was the worst that I have ever experienced. The rain poured in torrents and the wind blew a perfect hurricane. The mountains are covered with snow, and it is very cold. The mud is ankle deep, both inside and outside of the tents, and the troops are suffering very much. The weather is so inclement that a large number of our horses have received their final "discharges," and have taken their departure to that bourne where there are no horrid roads and the dreaded whip of the driver to weary them any longer. There is scarcely a man you meet that can speak plainly, in consequence of colds, and the frequent barking of nights would remind one of a pack of hounds in full chase.
Yesterday was election day, and I send you the official vote of Colonel William B. Taliaferro's Brigade. The election in the 23d was superintended by Dr. S. Angle, with Captains William J. Sergeant, J.P. Fitzgerald, and Lieutenant E.C. Crump. The vote is small, in consequence of a large number of the men being absent on detached service and the very inclement weather.
The 23d, with a portion of Shumaker's and Anderson's Batteries, gave the following vote: Davis and Stephens, 164. Congressional Districts--3d District, Lyons 7; Macfarland, 3; Tyler, 1. 4th District, Pryor, 18. 5th District, Bocock, 36; T.F. Goode, 12. 6th District, John Goode, 4; Treadway, 3. 7th District, Holcombe, 4; Leake, 1. 8th District, Dejarnette, 35; Morton, 22.
The 37th Regiment, (Colonel Fulkerson,) gave 300 votes for Davis and Stephens, and in the 13th Congressional District, gave Walter Preston 219; F. McMullin, 81.
The 44th regiment (Col. Wm. C. Scott) gave 183 votes for Davis and Stephens. Holcolmbe received 59 and Leake 11 votes in the 7th Congressional District; in the 4th District, Pryor received 71; Bocock 71, and T.F. Goode 1 vote for the 5th District; in the 3d District, Lyons received 8, Macfarland 1, and Tyler 4 votes; 8th District, Dejarnette 4, Morton 3. In the 6th District, John Goode received 2 votes. [Your correspondent is indebted to the politeness of Lieut. Ed. Alfriend, of company E., for the above returns.] This regiment has a number on the sick list and also on detached service.
Major Reger's battalion gave their entire vote for Davis and Stephens. For the 15th Congressional District, Ro. Johnston got 31 and Morrall 2 votes. For the 11th District, Col. Baldwin received 38, Harper 36, Coffman 1, Stein 1, and Baylor 1 vote. Rice's battery voted with this battalion.
In Col. Reynold's brigade, (formerly Jackson's) the 31st regiment, gave Ro. Johnston 133 and Morrall 36 votes for the 15th Congressional District. For the 14th District, Kidwell got 30 and Russell 10 votes. The full vote for Davis and Stephens. Major Hansborough's battalion, Robt. Johnston got 40 and Morrall 3 votes for the 15th Congressional District.
The above is official and may be relied on. Excuse the manner in which it is written, as it is so cold that your correspondent can scarcely hold his pen in his hand.
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