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The Daily Dispatch: January 19, 1864., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
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this time in organizing a regiment of negro cavalrymen, and when completed are to be styled "the Black Horse mounted men" One small regiment of infantry, numbering about 500 men, known by the Yankees as the 2d N. C. troops, made up of deserters chiefly from Nethercutt's battalion, does the most hazardous picketing and scouting duty along our lines, being as they are, thoroughly acquainted with the people, and every nook and corner of the country lying between Newbern and this place. Fred White and Reuben White, both well known to your correspondent, are the ringleaders of this lawless band of desperadoes. Col. Nethercutt's deserters (says this Yankee) are doing us immense harm, as they are the sole cause of our pickets being so frequently surprised and captured. Nothing transpires at Kinston, in connection with our military operations that is not known at Newbern within seven hours after it occurs. There is an established line of couriers between this place and the enemy'