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The Daily Dispatch: December 28, 1863., [Electronic resource] 3 1 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events, Diary from December 17, 1860 - April 30, 1864 (ed. Frank Moore) 1 1 Browse Search
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rt Smith, Ark., from a successful reconnoissance southward. They were within five miles of Red River, but finding that the rebels had changed position since last advices, they were unable to proceed further. Their return was a constant skirmish for over one hundred miles, strong bodies of the enemy being posted at all the cross-roads to intercept them. They, however, cut their way through. In some places they evaded the enemy by taking blind mountain-passes. Their loss was small.--Mrs. Anne Johnston, of Cincinnati, was tried at Nashville, Tenn., before the Military Committee, for acting as a rebel spy, and smuggling saddles and harness from Cincinnati into the rebel lines. The articles were packed in barrels, purporting to contain bacon, for the shipment of which permits had been regularly obtained.--the schooner Fox, tender to the United States flag-ship San Jacinto, East-Gulf squadron, destroyed in the Suwanee River, Florida, a rebel steamer, supposed to be the Little Leila, fo
t the least thought of retiring from his present position; but on the contrary, if the enemy should advance this winter, which he does not believe they will do, he will dispute every spot of ground from Tunnel Hill to Atlanta. He believes, moreover, that if the will return to duty and the people at home will continue to supply the army with the means of the Federal army will never succeed in reaching Atlanta any move then it has succeeded in reaching Richmond. It is now reported that Gen. Johnston has been assigned to the command of the army, but there is no reason to believe that he will withdraw in the direction of Atlanta of a time when there is no prospect of an advance by the enemy. But will Gen Grant make a forward movements this winter? To do so, he must first accumulates large stores of subsistence at or Chattanooga, and procure a fresh supply of horses and wagons to be used in conjunction with the railroad in the transportation of them. To complete these preparati
nd bakery took fire, communicating to the magazine, which exploded. The loss was $1,000,000. About twenty men were wounded, but none killed. A great fair, for the benefit of the soldiers of the Union army, is to be held in Washington. Mrs. Secretary Upshur, Mrs. Gen'l Halleck, Mrs. Senator Sprague, and many other "prominent" ladies, have the matter in charge. All citizens at Chattanooga from the North are being enrolled, with the view of covering the order for a draft. Mrs. Anne Johnston, of Cincinnati, is being tried for smuggling saddles and harness into the Confederate lines. Admiral Lee reports to the Navy Department at Washington that during the past month but one vessel has run into Wilmington, (!!!) and that "rebel statements to the contrary are simple fabrications to tempt speculators to try the experiment. " A dispatch from Nashville says Ferrest is at Jackson, Tennessee, marauding and plundering the country. Since General Dodge left Corinth, F