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The Daily Dispatch: April 22, 1864., [Electronic resource], Capture of Plymouth, N. C.--Twenty-five hundred prisoners and thirty pieces of artillery taken. (search)
gusta, on the White river, a few days ago, and one man killed and three wounded. All steamers approaching the shore above Duvall's Bluff are fired into. Graham's late raid to Smithfield — military and naval movement. The cause of the late raid to Smithfield and vicinity, it now appears, was the belief that the torpedup the Nansemond river. An expedition was therefore immediately organized to find and capture her. A letter says: This was placed under the command of Brig. Gen Graham, of the Saval Brigade, and consisted of detachments of the Naval Brigade, and of the colored infantry, with other troops which were furnished by Gen C A Hickds, this will appear an unusually large amount of spoils. [Small results truly, for so gigantic an expedition.] In addition to the troops he furnished Gen. Graham, Gen. Heckman also dispatched three different expeditions from points along the Suffolk railroad to cooperate with the navy. A force under Col. Keese was sent
Confederate states Congress. The Senate met Saturday at 12 o'clock M. Prayer by the Rev. Mr. Duncan, of the Methodist Church. Mr. Mitchell, of Ark, introduced a bill to authorize the appointment of additional military storekeepers. Referred. Mr. Graham, of N. C., introduced a bill to provide that the bonds and certificates mentioned in the second section of the "act to reduce the currency, &c," be receivable in payment of all Government dues which shall have occurred prior to the first of January, 1865, except export and import duties. Referred. Also, a bill to amend the act to levy additional taxes for the common defence and support of the Government. Referred. Mr. Sparrow, from the Military Committee, reported back the bill to authorize the appointment of an ensign in each battalion of infantry. Passed. Mr. Semmes, of La, introduced a bill to provide for the immediate payment to the family of Gen. Stafford, of La., deceased, of the amount of pay due h
etters found upon it proving him to be engaged in the torpedo business. The name of the wretch was Surton. There was heavy firing a couple of hours since, about 6½ o'clock P M, on our extreme left. I have ascertained that it was by Heckman's division, who had been sent to take possession of the railroad where the branch of the Richmond, Petersburg, and Weldon railroad to City Point joins the main line. They met but little resistance, and the road is how held by us. A force from Gen Graham's mosquito fleet of army gunboats took possession this morning of a place called Port Waithall, on the Appomattox, about eight miles from Petersburg. Three miles up the river is a rebel earthwork, mounting eight guns, we are told, which may be attacked to-morrow. A negro who left Petersburg this morning has come into our lines. He says that the place is defended by the militia entirely. Yesterday when the report reached there that the Yankees were landing at Wilson's wharf and Fort