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The Daily Dispatch: July 9, 1863., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
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rolina from Newbern Friday seems to have been instigated as usual by a desire to plunder. The visited Kenansville, the county, seat of Duplin country, Friday night, destroyed the Froblick's sword factory, and captured Capt. Lane's company of cavalry. Their force consisted of about 4,000 whites and negroes, and of this number about 400 were sent to Warsaw, ten miles distant on the Wilmington and Weldon railroad. The detachment reached there Saturday morning, just as the train had passed.--They burned the railroad depot, containing about 20,000 pounds of Government bacon; tore up the track for a mile and a half, and started back to Kenansville. Here they robbed the proprietor of the sword factory of $35,000 in money, the sheriff of the same amount, and levied on Isaac Kelly and Mr. McCarthy for the same sum. They also stole about 50 negroes. They then started for a tramp of 60 miles back to Newborn, where they arrived safely. The trains on the railroad are now running as before.