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The Daily Dispatch: May 2, 1864., [Electronic resource], History of the capture of Plymouth, North Carolina. (search)
deep to be forded, a strong picket of the enemy on the opposite bank behind entrenchments, and about three quarters of a mile off two 32 pounders and five 12-pounders bearing on the spot. The pontoons must be laid for the infantry and artillery to cross, and that quickly, or the movement would be a failure. The moon was shining brightly turning night almost into day, and not a breath of air was stirring, so that every movement we made could be distinctly seen or heard by the enemy. Lieut Marshall Lee, with twenty men of company E, 24th, was advanced to the water's edge, supported by the rest of the company, and co A, of the 35th, the whole under the command of Capt Barna Lane The pontoon train, under Lieut Pool, 10th N C T, dashed down at a gallop, slid one boat into the creek and quickly and rapidly the two companies crossed and were immediately engaged with the enemy. The 24th followed at once, the men coming into line as fast as they got over, and the enemy fell back closely pu
s. Banks and Ransom being upon the field. Franklin was sent for, but before he came up the rebel successes had been great. They made desperate charges in mass, and were desperately resisted The losses on both sides were frightful. Finally, after Franklin had come up, the Federal force was driven back three and a half miles, but the enemy were checked with fearful slaughter by two brigades under Gen. Emory.--Night put an end to the contest. The Federals were under Banks, Ransom, Stone, and Lee.--Many guns were lost On the rebel side it is known that General Mouton was killed. The third day's battle a Union victory. By falling back Gen. Banks had effected a junction with Gen A J Smith, and arrangements were made to receive the enemy with effect. General Emory had charge of the first line of battle, with Gens McMillan, Dwight, and others Behind Emory posted in a hollow, was Gen Smith's forces. Skirmishing was kept up until about five o'clock in the afternoon, when the rebe
The very latest. Baltimore papers of the 28th ult have been received, but they contain very little news of interest: The Washington correspondent of the New York Post states that gigantic preparations are going on for the approaching campaign in Virginia; that General Grant is actively making his arrangements for a great battle, and that whilst it is not probable that the shock of arms will take place during the week, if General Lee remains in his present position, the latter has it in his power to force a battle at any moment. It he concludes to do so, we are assured the offer will not be declined. The State Constitutional Convention of Maryland was organized on the 27th--80 members present. Hon H H Goldsborough was elected President. Mrs Anna Nagent, Mrs Hary R Murphy, and Miss Mary E Seymour, have been arrested in Baltimore on the charge of disloyalty Mrs L V De Larianage, a widow lady of Spanish birth, with three children, has also been sent to Fortress M
Three hundred Dollars reward. --Ran away on the 6th March, my negro man John, He is 25 years old, 5 feet 7 or 8 inches high, very stors built; has a round face, high forehead, full head of hair, and of good countenance, very black, and is a blacksmith; had on when he left jeans pantaloons, blue jacket, and a pair of boots; be was raised is Powhatan county by Philip St George Cooks. I purchased him of John it. Sedgwick in December last. I will give the above reward for him of delivered to Lee & Bowman, Richmond, Va, or to a at Wytheville, Va. He is supposed to be making his way to the county of Powhatan. John G Crockett. ap 2--26t