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The Daily Dispatch: May 11, 1864., [Electronic resource], The Combined movement on Richmond — the enemy on the Southside — fight at Chester — the great cavalry Raid, &c. (search)
hin their works the Yankees discovered how small a force was driving them, and came out in very large numbers, flanking our men on both flanks, and causing them to fall back, which was done in good order. Our men set fire to some woods, which prevented any pursuit. The killed and wounded of the two brigades will amount to about 150, many of the latter falling into the hands of the enemy. The fight closed about 12½ o'clock. Among the killed are Colonel Cabell, of Danville, Va., and Capt. Taylor, of Montgomery county. The reconnaissance discovered the fact that the enemy in heavy force were near Chester, as the left of their line rested in that village, and the right about half a mile off, on the turnpike, and were entrenched. After the fight was over a coal train from the Clover Hill Pits, beyond Chester, came on to Richmond. The engineer said the Yankees were all around Chester, but none on the railroad, and he got through safely. A courier from Drewry's Bluff c
The Daily Dispatch: May 11, 1864., [Electronic resource], The Combined movement on Richmond — the enemy on the Southside — fight at Chester — the great cavalry Raid, &c. (search)
troyed his train, lost nearly all his artillery, when he was followed by Marmaduke. Gov. Flannegan was at Brookhaven. Reports on the authority of Col. O. T. Cayer, who crossed the Mississippi river on the 5th with a dispatch from Smith to Tom Taylor, state that Banks was shut up at Alexandria, and that the Confederates were below, cutting off his supplies. The Yankees were trying to dam up the mouth of the river at the Falls to get out their gunboats. [another Dispatch.] Meridian, Monfederates were below, cutting off his supplies. The Yankees were trying to dam up the mouth of the river at the Falls to get out their gunboats. [another Dispatch.] Meridian, May 9. --Steele's army, 9,000 strong, surrendered to Gen. Price, at Camden, on the 28th ult., and Gen. Taylor demanded the surrender of Alexandria, where Banks's forces are fortified. The result was not known at last accounts. The enemy was attempting to get their boats over the rapids of Red river.