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From the North. Concentration of Confederates on James river — a Confederate Dash on Gloucester — capture of a Confederate mail Carrier, &c. Petersburg, Aug. 3. --New York and Philadelphia dates of the 28th and 29th ult. have been received. The Fortress Monroe correspondent of the Philadelphia Inquirer says he is credibly informed that large rebel forces are concentrating on the line of James river, above the junction of the Appomattox and the James, supposed to number between fifty and seventy thousand, and "Stonewall" Jackson in command. On the night of the 24th ult, a company of rebel cavalry dashed down on Gloucester Point, opposite Yorktown, and carried off a large lot of "contrabands," forced into the rebel army all the male inhabitants, and then set fire to a lot of ship timber, and taking with them the trophies departed. Similar depredations were committed in the vicinity of Williamsburg on the night of the 25th. The rebels made incursions i
The Daily Dispatch: August 4, 1862., [Electronic resource], From the North--foreign recognition — recruiting in Baltimore, &c. (search)
The enemy in Prince George county. Petersburg, Aug. 3d --The enemy landed a large force at two points on the south side of James river, Saturday night, variously estimated at from six to ten thousand, comprising infantry, artillery and cavalry. There was a brisk skirmish to-day at Cox's Mill Creek, in Prince George, between fifty of the 13th Virginia cavalry and eighty Yankee cavalry. Our loss was one killed, three wounded, and two missing. Yankee cavalry were at Garysville at one o'clock to-day.