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The Daily Dispatch: April 17, 1863., [Electronic resource], Suffolk invested — Rumors about the operations there. (search)
tions there. No official news has been received about the operations at Suffolk. It is said that a courier from Gen. Longstreet arrived at Iron Station, on the Norfolk and Petersburg railroad, Wednesday morning. He stated that Suffolk was complble positions occupied for our heavy guns, in the event of any attack by the enemy's gunboats. It was not known that Gen Longstreet intended to make an effort to carry the enemy's fortifications at Suffolk by direct assault.--Many are of the opinionhis supplies the garrison at Suffolk must speedily capitulate, and that to avoid any unnecessary effusion of blood. Gen. Longstreet will resort to this expedient. The heavy firing heard Tuesday was occasioned by the opposition of the enemy offeredan additional rumor brought to this city yesterday by a passenger from the vicinity of Suffolk, which also arrests that Longstreet is between Suffolk and Norfolk and that two Yankee gunboats, on Tuesday shelled the woods in rear of the former town to