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The Daily Dispatch: June 18, 1864., [Electronic resource] 1 1 Browse Search
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is "colored infantry" is represented to have gobbled up 50 rebel cavalry on the 10th inst. The rebel sharpshooters are stated to be very fatal to the officers, and any one wearing shoulder straps pays his life for attempting to walk about the fortifications. Lieut. Col. Buffee, of the 2d Conn., and Lieut. Col. Corbins, of the 14th N. York, are among the latest victims. The Louisville Journal notices the mortifying fact that ten of Morgan's men threw a train off the track near Smithfield, Ky., and captured 26 Federal soldiers, to whom they administered an oath to support the Southern Confederacy. They were polite to the ladies, and didn't take any money except Government or company funds, except in a few instances, where they borrowed some change from the male passengers to be returned "after the war. " The cars, with the exception of the ladies' coaches, were burned. The conduct of the rebels was "strangely marked by a show of gallantry and an exhibit of desperado."