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The Daily Dispatch: May 18, 1864., [Electronic resource], Operations around Richmond — the battle not renewed yesterday — firing at Chaffin's Bluff — another steamer destroyed in St. John's river, &c. (search)
s steamers was blown into fragments yesterday by a torpedo in the St. Johns, a short distance below Jacksonville. She had two guns aboard, and was lowing a schooner. The latter escaped. It is not known how many lives were lost. This is the third steamer that has met this fate in St. Johns river in the last forty days. Samuel Jones, Maj Gen. A raiding party in Mississippi. The Adjutant General yesterday received the following official dispatch from General S. D. Lee: Demopolis, May 16, 1864. To Gen. S. Cooper. A raiding party from Vicksburg, infantry and cavalry, moved on the Central Railroad, and while Gen. Adams was fighting their main body, near Pickens Station, a cavalry force burnt Boughan's Station and several inconsiderable trestles. Captain Younger, with one hundred and fifty men of Wood's regiment, handsomely repulsed two regiments of infantry from the railroad bridge and saved it. The enemy retreated to Yazoo City. The railroad is but slightly
had gone up Red river to the place where the Eastport was on the sand bar. On his way Porter was continually harassed by the enemy, he having no infantry support. Steele and his army are reported returned to Little Rock, followed by Price, who kept up harassing attacks upon them. At Sabine Fort the rebels were turned upon and repulsed, after severe battles, with equal loss on both sides. Marmaduke is on the march to join Price to attack Little Rock. [another Dispatch.] Demopolis, May 13. --A dispatch to-day from Col. Scott, via Summit, confirms the account from trans Mississippi. The dispatch says: Gen. Taylor has Banks hemmed in at Alexandria, and a battery below, stopping all communication via Red river. Said battery is supported by Major Bridges's and a part of Polignac's infantry. It captured a transport with a valuable cargo of commismissary stores and 100 prisoners, and the "City Bell" with the 120th Ohio regiment, killing Col. Muda and Col. B