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The Daily Dispatch: June 3, 1861., [Electronic resource] 6 0 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: June 24, 1862., [Electronic resource] 1 1 Browse Search
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lies the following additional intelligence of the movement of the United States forces from the Ohio river toward Grafton: At Mannington we learned that Stephen Roberts, the leader of the secessionists at Glover's Gap, seven miles west of Mannington, was shot and instantly killed by a squad of Capt. Haye's men, who have possession of that post. It appears that the squad were scouting on Tuesday morning, and came across Roberts and two other men, all armed. The lieutenant in command of the squad called upon the Secessionists to halt, but instead of doing so, they wheeled about and fired upon the soldiery. The fire was returned, and Roberts was killeRoberts was killed, though the others took to their heels and made their escape. The Minnie ball passed entirely through his body. Capt. Hayes has succeeded in arresting several Secessionists about the Gap, who are suspected of having a hand in burning the railroad bridges. The captain has them confined in an old barn, which is well guarded.
The Yankees in Louisiana. --Not long since, a party of Federal officers and soldiers went ten miles east of Baton Rouge, La., to the plantation of Maj. Stephen Roberts, an old veteran of 1814, to devastate his place. As the Federals entered his house he shot one of their officers. His son, Josiah Roberts, was killed in the affair. The old veteran is now a prisoner in Baton Rouge, together with another one of his sons, Washington Roberts. The Federals destroyed everything on the place but a smoke-house and barn.