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The Daily Dispatch: May 26, 1864., [Electronic resource] 8 0 Browse Search
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From Northern Virginia. Taylorsville, May 25. --On Monday evening Filz Lee's cavalry being pressed by the enemy's. Infantry near Anderson's Cross Roads, McGowan's brigade was sent to support the cavalry, when a considerable fight ensued. The enemy were held in check. Yesterday there was considerable skirmishing on our right, and slight skirmishing on our left. During the evening, Mahone, commanding Anderson's division, repelled an attack of the enemy on the left, and in turn charged them, capturing some prisoners. This morning there is some artillery firing, but it amounts to very little. Our troops are still in the best possible spirits. [second Dispatch.] Tatlorsville, May 25. --No. engagement to-day and very little skirmishing. Great has slung fortifications in our front, and is supposed to be moving his main force around still more to our right. There has been heavy fires to day, extending back several rules on the line of the Crutral Ra
r citizens at this moment, who, while they necessarily feel the pain of suspense on an occasion so momentous, yet place the firmest confidence in the army and in Gen. Lee, and do not believe it within the power of the enemy to prevail against them. From a number of concurring circumstances, from the testimony of many eminent f the great cities — he may have sent onto the tune of 25,000; but they will prove a poor reliance in the hour of danger. We know nothing of the numbers sent to Gen. Lee, but we do know that, be they as great or as small as they may, they are good troops, worthy to stand side by side with any that over drew a ramrod. The numthe result. On the contrary, we feel assured that it will be in our favor, and if Grant is badly defeated here he is a lost man. It should not be forgotten that Gen. Lee receives the attack behind breast-work, as he has done throughout the campaign, thereby occasioning to the enemy the most enormous slaughter without suffering an