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From Suffolk. Matters remain pretty much at a stand-still in the vicinity of Suffolk, so far as we have any information. It in reported that the enemy are completely devastating the country within their lines. On Wednesday of last week a detachment of 75 Yankee, with two pieces of artillery, landed on the Nansemond river at Holladay's Point, and burned the residences of Peter Houseman, Thos. Wilkiness, and John T. Pender. They also fired a dwelling on the farm belonging to the estate oSuffolk, so far as we have any information. It in reported that the enemy are completely devastating the country within their lines. On Wednesday of last week a detachment of 75 Yankee, with two pieces of artillery, landed on the Nansemond river at Holladay's Point, and burned the residences of Peter Houseman, Thos. Wilkiness, and John T. Pender. They also fired a dwelling on the farm belonging to the estate of the into Albert Shivers, but the flames were extinguished by the ladies on the promises before the house was consumed. Without a moment's notes to the inhabitants, mother party on the same day set fire to a portion of the village of Chuckatuck, in Nansemond county, and destroyed several houses.
All were paroled except eleven officers, who refused it, and were retained. Among these were two Colonels, one Major, eight Captains and Lieutenants. They doubtless thought they would be recaptured. The capture of Striplings battery near Suffolk. A correspondent of the Petersburg Express, writing from near Suffolk, gives some particulars of the capture of our battery at Keeling's farm. When the Yankees charged and captured the battery they gave a cheer which was heard by the 55th NSuffolk, gives some particulars of the capture of our battery at Keeling's farm. When the Yankees charged and captured the battery they gave a cheer which was heard by the 55th North Carolina Regiment, about a mile and a half off.--The regiment immediately marched for the spot. The letter says: Arrived on the field within three hundred yards of the captured fort, the regiment was halted for the rear to close up, and then a line of battle was formed. Just here the Colonel, in passing down the front of his line, made one of those pithy speeches which occasionally find their way into history--one which for force, brevity, and pointedness, rivals the best on record