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The Daily Dispatch: November 3, 1862., [Electronic resource], Capture of a Railroad train and
ninety three Yankees. (search)
Capture of a Railroad train and ninety three Yankees. On Friday last a detachment of Capt Gillett's company of cavalry, from Southampton county, numbering forty men, succeeded in capturing a railroad train about three miles below Manassas Junction. Ascertaining that the train would pass a certain point at a given hour, the detachment fore up the track and posted themselves in a position to await its arrival. On coming up to the broken track the train batted, when the party on board, consisting of ninety three Yankees, of a New York regiment, surrendered without firing a shot. They stated that the train had been dispatched from an encampment below to procure wood. The whole party arrived at Gordonsville yesterday and will be down on the morning train to-day.