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The Daily Dispatch: January 13, 1865., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
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r from Grant's army, dated the 7th, says: There is nothing new to report on the lines in front of Petersburg. Same shelling took place near the Appomattox yesterday morning, but without any important result. Four deserters were executed yesterday. One was hung and three were shot. The first was W. Thornton, of the One Hundred and Seventy-ninth New York, for having deserted to the enemy. The other were: John Benson, Fifth New Hampshire; Peter M. Cox, Fourth New Jersey; and Michael Wood, One Hundred and Eighty-fourth Pennsylvania. Some fifteen deserters from the enemy came in this morning, four of them being cavalrymen, with their horses and equipments. A party of poor whites, numbering about twenty-five, said to be lately inmates of a poor-house in Prince George county, came into the lines yesterday, and were sent North to-day. They were forced to leave on account of the scarcity of food in the district where they had lived, and looked as though they had suff