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The Daily Dispatch: June 25, 1864., [Electronic resource] 6 0 Browse Search
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per to add that we place very little confidence in stories brought by couriers. There was no information at headquarters last night from this or any other point. The only additional report we have is connected with the fight on Thursday. It is stated that our forces drove the enemy four miles, when, their ammunition giving out, they were themselves driven precisely the same distance. Raid on the Danville railroad. The Yankee cavalry force sent out from Grant's army, under Spear, Kautz, and Wilson, after destroying the Petersburg and Weldon railroad, near Reams's Station, assailed the Southside railroad, at Ford's Despot, about twenty miles from Petersburg which they burnt, together with two locomotives and sixteen burthen cars, laden with stores, &c, belonging to the Norfolk and Petersburg railroad. They then proceeded on and struck the Richmond and Danville Railroad at Burkesville Junction, where the road intersects with the Southside railroad, fifty- three miles from R
nesday morning at half-past 7. --They came up the read just below Oak Grove Church, at Duval's blacksmith's shop, and are supposed to number about 4,000. They comprise the whole of Wilson's division, who commands in person, and is accompanied by Kautz and Spears. They remained at Reams's some three hours, and destroyed the water tanks, wood sheds and office. The track was also torn up for a distance of about 150 yards. All the citizens in the vicinity were robbed of their bacon and horses, a of the war, connects it with the whole system of North Carolina railways. "It will thus be seen that the Danville road, although it is Davis's sole means of connection with the South and West, is at the same time a most effective line. Fither Kautz or Sheridan should therefore give it his immediate and earnest attention. Burkesville is its vital centre. If it is to be cut, that is the point for the operation. Eight or ten miles of road destroyed south and west of the junction there, w