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The Daily Dispatch: July 6, 1861., [Electronic resource] 3 1 Browse Search
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mprehending the contemplated movements. In addition to this I may only add that the column from Clarksburg commenced moving yesterday, June 26. A correspondent of the same journal, writing from Clarksburg, on the 28th, gives the following: Six o'clock P. M.--The day closes amidst the most conflicting and exciting reports relative to the movements of the rebels. It is now pretty clearly ascertained that Governor Wise has occupied Buchanon, at the head of seven thousand men. Major Bill Jackson is at Beverly, with fifteen hundred men, and another body is at Webb's Mill's, forty miles southeast of here. It will thus be seen that a crisis is rapidly approaching. A fight must take place within twenty-four hours. Gens Schleich and Rosecrans are dispatching Aids-de-Camp in all directions; the guards have been doubled, and the strictest orders issued. Contraband goods. Deputy Marshal John Stimmel, of Frederick county, Maryland, with a detachment of Federal troops, consis
Telegraphic Dispatches. The following dispatches, made up under the supervision of Federal telegraphic directors to the Northern press, should be read with a great deal of caution: The battle on the upper Potomac. Williamsport, Md., July 2. --A messenger from Hock's river, (on the other side of the Potomac,) has just arrived here, bringing news of a considerable battle at that point, between Gen. Patterson's advance and the portion of Gen. Johnson's army commanded by Gen. Jackson.--four regiments, three of infantry and one of cavalry. The Confederates were beaten, retiring precipitately and leaving Patterson in command of the field, including their camping ground. Patterson's loss was three killed and ten wounded, while that of the enemy is believed to be much larger, though there is no absolute certainty as to the extent of his loss. Col. Stone's command is being anxiously looked for to advance above Harper's Ferry, or to that immediate neighborhood, to co-ope