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The Daily Dispatch: June 25, 1864., [Electronic resource] 7 1 Browse Search
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that we place very little confidence in stories brought by couriers. There was no information at headquarters last night from this or any other point. The only additional report we have is connected with the fight on Thursday. It is stated that our forces drove the enemy four miles, when, their ammunition giving out, they were themselves driven precisely the same distance. Raid on the Danville railroad. The Yankee cavalry force sent out from Grant's army, under Spear, Kautz, and Wilson, after destroying the Petersburg and Weldon railroad, near Reams's Station, assailed the Southside railroad, at Ford's Despot, about twenty miles from Petersburg which they burnt, together with two locomotives and sixteen burthen cars, laden with stores, &c, belonging to the Norfolk and Petersburg railroad. They then proceeded on and struck the Richmond and Danville Railroad at Burkesville Junction, where the road intersects with the Southside railroad, fifty- three miles from Richmond. He
alf-past 7. --They came up the read just below Oak Grove Church, at Duval's blacksmith's shop, and are supposed to number about 4,000. They comprise the whole of Wilson's division, who commands in person, and is accompanied by Kautz and Spears. They remained at Reams's some three hours, and destroyed the water tanks, wood sheds ners in the jail. During the afternoon of Wednesday, the raiders reached the Southside railroad, cut the wires and tore up the track between Ford's Depot and Wilson's. At Ford's, they burnt the depot, water tanks, and two long trains of cars, with engines attached, belonging to the Norfolk railroad. At the fifteen mile post,e following are the names of the captors: Lieut Bowilleir, co. E, 6th Va; Private Wm E Fitchett, co F, 41st Va; Private Coleman Hines, co , 41st Va; Lieut St Julien Wilson, co C, 61st Va; Serg't Christopher Halstead, co K, 61st Va. The latest. A gentleman who left the vicinity of the Six Mile House, at 8 P. M., las