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The Daily Dispatch: April 11, 1864., [Electronic resource] 1 1 Browse Search
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t and all of this morning the excitement continued among our citizens, and the most vigorous measures were in progress to resist the apprehended attack, but it seems that the capture of the spy last night was of more importance in a military point of view than was at first believed. He was taken in a suspicious locality, and at once owned his mission. On being pressed he gave full information relative to the position of his friends, stating that there was a large force of them at Windsor, in Shelby county, about eight miles west of this place; on the Terre Haute and Alton Railroad, and also at Copaim's Mills, a few miles south. His aggregate numbers, in some instances, as high as fifteen hundred. Yesterday, it is now positively known, the insurgents near Windsor took a vote in their camp and unanimously resolved, with much enthusiasm, to move at once on Mattoon and release the prisoners. The failure of their scout, above named, to return, dampened their zeal, and when it