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The Daily Dispatch: December 21, 1863., [Electronic resource], The raid into Southwestern Virginia--depredations of the enemy. (search)
nson. The Captain of the Chesapeake has furnished a statement of the affair, from which we take the following: Captain Willets says that at a quarter past one o'clock on the morning of Monday, the 7th inst., he was awakened by Mr. Johnson, the to warn the captain, while three or four of the devils incarnate pursued him, firing at him rapidly. No sooner had Captain Willets reached the deck than he met a volley of pistol balls. He went all and sought to regain his room, where he had fire from him, and while at the pilot house three or four persons fired at him, yet he escaped harm. After being ironed Captain Willets was placed in his room and a guard put over him. One pirate went down into the fire-room and found a fireman atperience of the engineer might lead to some disastrous results. From two o'clock in the morning until daylight Captain Willets had no opportunity of learning what was going on upon . At any rate, everything was quiet. At sunrise and occasiona