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The Daily Dispatch: July 9, 1864., [Electronic resource] 10 0 Browse Search
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ancing a single step towards the "back door" of the . If he accomplishes no more in the month to come than he has done in the month past, he may as well give it up as a hopeless undertaking. The train last evening brought over twenty-three of Wilson's raiders, some of whom were wounded, some barefooted, and all ragged and dirty. Prisoners represent that the cavalry arm of the Yankee service, since the operations on the north side of the James and south side of the Appomattox, is in a "used tue, Liberty, and Independence" encircling the American eagle. This flag was captured by Sergt R F Wallace, co 11th Ala, Saunders's brigade. A very superior looking flag, though battle worn, and without a name, was captured by Lieut of Julian Wilson, co K, 6th Va regiment, Mahone's brigade. This flag has beautiful silver mountings and elegant silver tassels. A flag without the number or State, but bearing on its folds simply the words " --regiment, infantry." fell as a prize to the
From Northern papers; of the 4th inst, we gather a variety of interesting intelligence, which we condense in the summary below: History of Wilson's raid — its Unfortunate Termination — a Yankee way of Balancing Damages. The correspondent of the Philadelphia Inquirer, under date of July 2d, gives that journal quite a lengthy account of Wilson's recent raid upon the Richmond and Danville Railroad. The force which was engaged were the divisions of Wilson and Kantz, numbering about 6,000 men, under command of the former, and sixteen pieces of artillery. He says: With this force Gen Wilson set out at 1 A M on the 22d of June, starting froWilson and Kantz, numbering about 6,000 men, under command of the former, and sixteen pieces of artillery. He says: With this force Gen Wilson set out at 1 A M on the 22d of June, starting from the vicinity of Prince George Court House. He crossed the Petesrburg and Weldon Railroad at Reams's Station, at which point Col Chapman, with the Second brigade of Wilson's own division, had a skirmish with a small force of the enemy, which, however, was easily driven. The expedition moved by way of Dinwiddie Court House towar