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The Daily Dispatch: May 13, 1864., [Electronic resource], The movements on Richmond — the fighting around Richmond. (search)
was brought to this city and carried to the residence of Dr. Burwell, where, we learn, he died last night. The enemy on the southside — another skirmish near Chester. From the southside we learn that a small force of the enemy's cavalry and artillery made their appearance again on the turnpike between here and Petersburg. About 11½ o'clock they attacked a force of our cavalry near Chester, and a skirmish ensued, in which they were driven off, and went back to the river. Our loss was three killed and six wounded. They pulled down the telegraph wire and tore up the railroad track near the Junction for nearly a mile. At Drewry's Bluff yeks. Expected raid on the Danville Railroad. Yesterday afternoon Mr. Gill, the Superintendent of the Richmond and Petersburg Railroad, having gone towards Chester to ascertain the damage done to the road, discovered a large body of Yankee cavalry crossing the road and moving towards the Clover Hill Pits. The force was afte