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The Daily Dispatch: November 25, 1861., [Electronic resource], Deaths from Poison. (search)
Army of the Potomac.[our own correspondent.] Dumfries, Nov. 21, 1861. Last night Capt. Simms, of the Confederate Navy, now in command of the George Page, made a land cruise to Occoquan, in order to destroy some property which might be made use of by the enemy. Leaving late in the evening, he made his way into the village and thence to the mouth of the Creek, where he found several boats belonging to the people of Occoquan. These were burned about 3 o'clock this morning, and the light of the fires flashing through the dark caused considerable commotion across the river. Such others as were found in the vicinity, that were liable to seizure, were rendered useless. The gallant sailor returned this morning thoroughly disgusted with his land trip, and is now safely on board his steamer, on the lookout for new adventures. Several camps are visible on the Maryland shore, belonging probably to Sickles's brigade. Heavy fires are constantly burning, and dense volumes of smok