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The Daily Dispatch: April 6, 1863., [Electronic resource], The occupation of Jacksonville — the conduct of the negro Regiment. (search)
any other article to sleep upon, nor anything to eat out of. This was on the 19th March. The Hon. S. L. Burditt had previously escaped in the night, and was supposed to have gone up the river to the plantation of A. M. Reed. The Federal commander sent a force after him, and threatened, when he should be brought in, to hang him. The force sent old not, however, succeed in finding him, but returned, bringing Mr. Reed with them, who was held as a prisoner. The operations carried on by Gen Finnegan in command of our forces were so planned as to not only fall in driving the negroes permanently into their gunboats, but to have emboldened them to cut down all the fine shade trees in the city and barricade the streets. In order, too, to give them a clear view, they set fire to and burned down all the houses, from the second square west of the Judson House square to the brickyard, including the residence and other buildings of Dr. C. S. Emery, and those in his vicinity. Also the reside
pulsed without difficulty. He succeeded in penetrating a salient in General Breckenridge's line and captured a portion of the battalion there posted. Gen Finnegan's brigade, of Mahone's division, and the Maryland battalion, of Breckenridge's command, immediately drove the enemy out with severe loss. Repeated attacksee: Headq'rs Army of Northern Va., June 4, 1864, 8:30 P. M. Hon. Secretary of War: Last night, after the date of my dispatch, Gens. Breckinridge and Finnegan were attacked by the enemy as they were preparing to be establish, their skirmish line. The enemy was soon repulsed. Immediately afterwards an attack was made some cannonading and heavy skirmishing through the day along the lines, but it amounted to nothing. Last night the enemy made a feeble assault upon Hoke and Finnegan, but were quickly repulsed. To day all has been unusually quiet. Grant is doubtless keeping the Sabbath holy. Our men are in fine spirits, and are being bless