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The Daily Dispatch: March 14, 1865., [Electronic resource] 3 1 Browse Search
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ilton's crossing, near Fredericksburg, and the destruction of the tobacco there. A letter says: On Monday last, thirteen transports, with troops from Fortress Monroe, accompanied by the gunboats Commodore Read, Acting Volunteer Lieutenant-Commander E. Hooker, and Yankee, Acting Master Cook, proceeded up the Rappahannock on a raid, the principal object being the capture of a large quantity of tobacco known to have been sent from Richmond to Fredericksburg to be smuggled into our lines. the schooner was blown up. On arriving at Fredericksburg, it was found to be garrisoned by rebels, who, however, offered no resistance, and the troops were landed, as well as a detachment of sailors, the latter being under the command of Captain Hooker, and the town was taken possession of, the rebels skedaddling. Our forces captured the tobacco, which had lately arrived, to the amount of ninety-five tons. It was manufactured, and it is estimated to be worth $380,000. The railroad dep