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The Daily Dispatch: November 10, 1863., [Electronic resource], The fight in-lookout Valley — Details of the engagement. (search)
nd twinkling lights, its groups of men and animals, and its lines of white-topped wagons, now strung like a necklace of pearls around the bosom of the hills. The Federal had succeeded in effecting a junction with the Army of Chattanooga. The question which naturally arises is, why did not Gen. Bragg throw his army in front of the advancing columns and check the movement? The answer is in the shape of one of those stolid facts which even strategy cannot always stir. On Monday night Gen. Thomas--or perhaps Grant, for he is now in Chattanooga — crossed a force of 6,000 men, first over the Tennessee at the edge of town, then over the neck of land known as the Moccasin, and finally over the river again at Brown's Ferry, in rear of Chattanooga, where, after a brief skirmish with one of our regiments, they took possession of the hills and commenced the work of fortification. Simultaneously with this movement a column at Bridgeport, consisting of the 11th corps, Gen. Howard, and 12th
Grant'sarmy at Chattanooga have to carry their wood on pontoon bridges across the river, all the trees in and around the place having been cut down and burnt by our army while encamped there. The Rome (Ga.) Southerner learns that thirty days furloughs are being granted to the farmers in the State forces for the purpose of allowing them to sow wheat. Rev. Dr. W. A. Scott, late of California, and formerly of New Orleans, was installed pastor of the Forty second Street, Presbyterian Church, in New York, on Wednesday. Gen. Thomas, Rosecrans's successor in the command of the Army of the Cumberland, was Gen. (then Captain) Bragg's First Lieutenant in Mexico. The impressment officers seized all the cotton and woolen cloth in Lynchburg, Va., on Friday. The wife of Bishop H. Kavanaugh died at Shelbyville, Tenn, on the 7th ult.
importance. We therefore notice briefly some of the cases: Thomas O'Nell, a Yankee paroled prisoner, arrested for being drunk and disorderly in the streets on Saturday night. Imprisoned for want of security for better behavior in future. William R. Balleson, a blacksmith, was held to bail for being drunk and trespassing on the premises of Miss A. T. Hughes last Saturday night. Richard Cary, free negro, for stealing a coat of A. A. Montero, was ordered to be flogged. Wm. H. Thomas, forging passes to negroes not his own, is to be heard on Wednesday. Wade, a slave, for stealing a trunk containing two watches, was sent on. John Graves, alias Hollins, stealing $40 from James Fink, was sent on to the examining Court next Monday. Watson, slave to Miles George, sent on to answer for stealing five pigs from Thomas Dance. Wm. Mann, free negro, breaking into Captain Peyton Randolph's house and stealing an overcoat worth $400, was examined and sent on.
The Daily Dispatch: November 10, 1863., [Electronic resource], The fight near Kelley's Ford Saturday--further Particulars; (search)
Latest from the North. Petersburg. Nov. 9. --The New York Times, of the 6th, has been received. The news is unimportant. Gen. Thomas officially announces the capture of Bragg's forage train, with its escort, and the arrival of the captures at Chattanooga. The train was seized in Lookout Valley, in front of Bragg's position, on the 4th inst. He writes from headquarters at Chattanooga that Major Fitzgibbon had overtaken the combined Confederate forces of Cooper, Kirk, Williams, and Scott, numbering 400 men, at Lawrenceburg, on the 3d, and engaged them in a hand to hand fight. The rebels lost eight killed and seven wounded and twenty-four prisoners. The Yankees lost three wounded. The rebels renewed the fight on the 3d at Colliersville, on the Memphis and Charleston Railroad, and after a brief engagement were repulsed. Among the rebel prisoners taken were Gen. Geary and staff.(?) The Memphis papers contain information of another fight at Pine Bluff, Ark,