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sburg and lower Virginia; and Major-General D. H. Hill, that of North Carolina. About the first of April Major-General Hood's division left Petersburg and marched towards Suffolk. On the 13th General Hood drew up in line of battle before the town, while his skirmishers boldly drove in the Federal pickets. Here for a week or more he remained, the enemy constantly expecting an assault; but besides heavy skirmishing, mutual shelling, and two or three gallant fights with the gun-boats in Nansemond river, the Confederates made no serious demonstrations against the place. The movement was not for the purpose of capturing Suffolk, but to divert the attention of the Federals while vast stores of provisions were being removed from the lower counties of North Carolina. This accomplished, our forces withdrew for more decisive operations in other quarters. It would hardly be expected that on the lines near Suffolk much could be done in promoting the revival. But even there the work went