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The Daily Dispatch: February 16, 1864., [Electronic resource] 3 1 Browse Search
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Capture of the steamer B. G. Lera. [official.] Dublin, Feb. 15. To Gen. S. Cooper, A. and I. G.: On the 3d instant, Major Mourman, with a detachment of forty men of the 16th Virginia cavalry, captured the armed steamer B. C. Lera, at Winfreela, Putnam county, Va., with a valuable cargo and twenty-nine prisoners, including Brigadier General C. P. Sceammon, commanding forces in Kanawha Valley, a Captain and two Lieutenants of his staff. Gen. Sceammon and two officers of his staff are here now, and will be forwarded to Richmond to-morrow, unless you order otherwise, in charge of Lieutenant Ventigan, the gallant young officer who boarded the boat with only twelve men. Col. Ferguson, whom I sent with his regiment, the 16th Virginia cavalry, to the Lower Kanawha some weeks since, has made several captures, and rendered valuable service. Sam.' Jones, Major Gen.
New Market, Feb. 15. --Northern papers received confirm the disbanding of Wilcon's six months corps. It re-enlisted under the offer of sixty days furlough and $475 bounty. Restrictions on trade in Missouri and Kentucky have been removed by Chase. Some slight skirmishing occurred yesterday beyond the Holston river. Lieut.--Col. Witcher Jones's brigade captured twenty-one wagons and teams on the 12th inst.; also, one officer and nine men.