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[Correspondences of the Richmond Dispatch]interesting facts about the Newbern fight — Cotton burning, &c., &c. Goldsboro', N. C, March 31, 1861. I have gathered some reliable information in regard to the Yankee loss at the late battle near this point. A letter from a Major was captured by one of our pickets, giving to a friend at the North the particulars of the fight. This Yankee Major writes, "Our loss was between three and four thousand" A gentleman who has just worked his way through the Yankee lines, told me in Newborn this was the estimated loss, and that one thousand wounded were rent off just before he left.--Our loss was small, not more than forty were killed. The raid of the enemy into Washington has led to the burning of large quantities of cotton. Cotton, turpentine and rosin, in this whole country, is so placed that at any moment it may be made food for the devouring flames. The people of this State do not seem in the least discouraged, and from all
den C. H. N.C.; S. G. Gwynn, O. S., D. 89th N. Y. at South Mills, April 20th; M. Brickley, 3d serg't D, 39th N. Y., at Camden C. H. N. C. Lieut. Alexander, of Co. "B," 19th Virginia regiment, brought down last night, in the Central cars. from Gordonsville, two Yankees, named Wm. Dunbar and Jas. Howick, members of the 14th New York regiment, (Brooklyn Zouaves.) who were captured by scouts from the 16th Mississippi last Friday, on the Fredericksburg plank-road, below Catlett's Station. He also brought six made slaves and one free negro, of New Orleans, formerly servant to Gen. G. V. Smith, who is charged with being a spy. Two of the slaves showed the enemy a crossing on the Rappahannock. The steamer Northampton brought from Yorktown last evening a Yankee Colonel, Crocker, and a Yankee Major, of a New York regiment, taken by our forces on the Peninsula while recruiting themselves with a morning walk. All of the above were lodged in the C. S. Military Prison, on Cary street.
e Creek, near Farmington. Brig.-Gen. Marmaduke's brigade was engaged, supported by Capt. Sweet's Mississippi battery. They maintained their position with great gallantry against the heavy shelling of the enemy for three-quarters of an hour, when our forces fell back. The enemy had six pieces of artillery and heavy signed guns. Heavy volleys of musketry were fired on both sides. Private J. B. Donnelly, only sixteen years old, of Capt. Graddy's Alabama cavalry, captured Lieut. Col. Adams, of Missouri volunteers. A Yankee Major and others were also taken prisoners. The exchange of "civilities" lasted a little over an hour. The enemy's main body consists of five divisions, on the Purdy, Monterey, Hamburg, and Farmington roads. They have not yet advanced.--Many poor families were driven in, by the attack from their homes. Eight o'clock.--The enemy is in possession of Farmington. Our loss is 20 killed and 100 wounded. The enemy's loss is supposed to be heavy. All quiet.
at Bridgeport and Battle Creek by a salute of thirty-four guns. On Saturday morning last a small party of Col. Davis's Florida troops went across the Tennessee, and, fording the Sequatchie on foot, surprised a scouting party of Yankee cavalry, numbering 27, taking five prisoners, killing and wounding nine, and capturing five horses and guns, which they brought into camp. A party of five Yankees, who had paddled over to Long Island to gather berries, were also captured by our men. A Yankee Major, who had swam over after a boat, was captured by our pickets. The opposing pickets have ceased to fire at each other, and now exchange newspapers and civilities by swimming over. On last Thursday night the Yankees fiercely shelled our camp — without result, however. We understand from Capt. Guthrie, a Yankee Captain, that all the field officers of his regiment--19th Illinois--resigned a few days ago, and he thinks a draft by the Lincoln Government will be resisted in the U. S.
The Daily Dispatch: February 8, 1864., [Electronic resource], The late affair in Hardy county--Fuller particulars of the capture of the Yankee wagon train. (search)
The late affair in Hardy county--Fuller particulars of the capture of the Yankee wagon train. We have already noticed the capture of a Yankee wagon train by Gen. Rosser's command. This capture was effected on Saturday week at Williamsport, Hardy county, which is on the turnpike between Petersburg and Burlington. A soldier who participated in the affair states that our forces captured one hundred and ten wagons, between 300 and 100 miles, about twenty prisoners, (one of whom is a Yankee Major,) and some 60 head of cattle. The wagons were loaded with coffee, sugar, molasses, pickled pork, and corn, and oats. Sixty-five of the wagons, heavily loaded with the articles above mentioned, were safely brought off. At the time he attacked the train it was guarded by about 800 infantry, who made a slight show of resistance, but were soon driven off to the mountains. In the fight, we lost three killed and eight wounded. Of the killed, one belonged to the 11th Va. cavalry, and two t
The Daily Dispatch: July 6, 1864., [Electronic resource], Revelation of a Mammoth scheme of operations. (search)
Revelation of a Mammoth scheme of operations. --A Yankee Major, of seeming respectability and considerable intelligence, has revealed to a Confederate officer a most extended programme which had been chalked out by Grant, but which, through the energy and vigilance of our troops, was happily frustrated. It is thus summed up by the Petersburg Express: This officer states that Wilson and Kantz were to effect a most thorough destruction of the Southside and Danville railroads, but were to part company this side of Danville. Wilson was to come down through the rich counties of Charlotte, Lunenburg, Brunswick, Mecklenburg, Greensville, and Sussex, stealing all the horses and negroes which could be found in his way, and again enter Grant's lines by way of Stony creek; and if this point proved impracticable, to come out where he entered, at Reams's Station.--Kantz was to proceed to Danville, from thence to Greensboro', then on to Raleigh, and thence along the Raleigh and Gaston
f the enemy this morning attacked a small force of 100 dismounted cavalry and were compelled to retire. We captured 30 heavy rifles, a few prisoners and horses. The enemy have been feeling for our position to-day, and considerable skirmishing has taken place, mostly along the trenches in front. [Fifth Dispatch.] Chattahoochee, July 6. --There has been very little skirmishing to day. The enemy is cautiously feeling his way. They yesterday burnt the paper mills at Roswell. A Yankee Major and ten privates were brought in this evening. [Sixth Dispatch.] Chattahoochee River, July 6. --All quiet this morning. The enemy yesterday burnt the dwelling at the Junction of the Atlanta and Decatur Road. Some prisoners were brought in last evening, among them Lieut. George Scott, of the 10th Indiana. [Seventh Dispatch.] Chattahoochee River, July 7. --With the exemption of occasional skirmishing and shelling by our batteries on the east bank of the river, at
des, and men, walked freely about on their respective sides; and we were glad to see that many of our officers refused to encourage that impudent communicative trail which the Yankees endeavored as usual to display. I noticed particularly one Yankee Major who exerted himself especially to become most familiar with an artillery Major of our army. By way of initiating himself into the good graces of our rebel Major, and proving that he wished to be most friendly, the Yankee drew from under his coat a bottle marked "cognac," at the same time tapping his new acquaintance familiarly on the shoulder, when the following dialogue ensued: Yankee Major.--"I say, Major, here is something 'extra' I guess we can take a friendly nip" Rebel Major.--"I am obliged to you sir. but I can no take a friendly nip with you." Yank.--"Oh, paliaw, Major, lay aside your prejudices; I assure you its prime good." Reb.--"I do not doubt it in the least, but I do not wish to drink with you, sir.