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The Daily Dispatch: May 26, 1864., [Electronic resource], The facts about the capture of
Fort Pillow. (search)
Disloyal characters. --Two New Yorkers, named F. M. Grant and P. Brown, were yesterday arrested and committed to prison.--They were hunted up by Capt Charters's guard, and when taken before that officer, declared they would not fight. It was a matter of indifference to them whether the Yankees got here or not.
The Approaching battle. The forces of Grant are already on the North Anne, and the two armies stand facing each other, and prepared for the desperate struggle which is certain to ensue. For our own part, we cannot seriously entertain any fear
liberty to mention, but whose judgment, were his name known, would be pronounced decisive, we are induced to believe that Grant's enormous losses have brought his force down to a numerical equality with those of our own army. --Stanton, we are told, might relieve a brigade or two; but he could hardly obtain 23,000 men. In our opinion, if he has added 10,000 veterans to Grant's army since the battle, it is the most that he has done.
Ninety days men and raw militia — the sweepings of the streets reasons that we entertain no fears of the result.
On the contrary, we feel assured that it will be in our favor, and if Grant is badly defeated here he is a lost man. It should not be forgotten that Gen. Lee receives the attack behind breast-work,