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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 22. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.22 (search)
harleston, S. C., News and Courier, Oct. 10, 1894.] The greatest cattle raid of the War—2,486 beeves driven from Coggin's Point into the Confederate lines. After that fateful day, May 11, 1864, when the bullet of the enemy took from the cim that his scouts reported to him a large herd of cattle grazing in the rear of Grant's army, in the neighborhood of Coggin's Point, on James river, and asking permission to take a force of cavalry and go down and drive out the cattle. The General the James and the Blackwater were strongly attacked, and that at the same time a dash was made for the cattle herd at Coggin's Point, and he feared that the herd had fallen into the enemy's hands. Zzzgeneral Meade's fears well founded. General h the limited force of cavalry at his command and the great extent of country to be watched, he had always considered Coggin's Point an unsuitable point for the cattle herd, it being liable to capture at any time by a coup de main of the enemy in for