Hillsborough (NC) Recorder
July 24, 1861
WISE’S ADVANCE—The advance of Gen. Henry A. Wise and
the movements of his son, O. Jennings, are not at all relished by the
Ohioans. A recent number of the
Cleveland Herald, says the rebel forces, under Gov. Wise, have reached the
valley of the Kanawha, and are advancing towards the Ohio river.
He and his 10,000 rebels have reached Riply,
(the county seat of Jackson) a small town of 200
inhabitants, 350 miles W. N. W. of Richmond.
Wheeling Intelligencer (Black Republican,) of the 5th, has the
following paragraph in regard to the whereabouts of Gov. Wise:
member of the Legislature received a letter last night from Charleston,
Kanawha county, stating positively among other things that Wise is in Charleston, (or was when
the letter was written,) at the head of a large force, and haranguing the
people, and appealing to them to take up arms.
The writer says the populace are being
electrified by Wise’s eloquence. His
son, the redoubtable O. Jennings, is accompanying him. Special dispatches to the Cincinnati
papers, received last night, report Wise on his way down the Kanawha to the Ohio. Intense excitement exists in that
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