|DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER.|
|VOL. XIV.--NO. 324.||RICHMOND, TUESDAY MORNING, JAN. 7, 1862.||PRICE TWO CENTS.|
A NOTABLE WAR CLUB--At the recent battle at Alleghany mountains, where our forces, under Colonel Edward Johnson, so gallantly and heroically whipped several times their own number of Yankee desperadoes, the commanding officer, in the confusion incident to the occasion, lost his sword. Its place was very well supplied by an immense war club improvised for the occasion by the Colonel. It was composed of a crooked root of a red oak tree and very heavy. It has been sent to the State Library, where it can be inspected by the curious in such matters. Judging from the weight of the club, we should imagine that it took a considerable exercise of strength to wield it in the old- fashioned and effective manner with which it was reputed to have been used. A tap on the side of a Yankee sconce, with such an instrument, would prove a "settler" for all time.
Daily Richmond Examiner, 7 January 1862.
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