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The Daily Dispatch: February 5, 1864., [Electronic resource], Successes in North Carolina--defeat of the enemy at Newbern — capture of prisoners. (search)
rikett. Kinston, Feb. 3d, 1864. To Gen. S. Cooper. I made a reconnaissance within a mile and a half of Newbern, with Hoke's brigade and a part of Coral's and Clingman's, and some artillery, met the enemy in force at Batchejar's Creek, killed and wounded about 100 in all captured 18 officers and 280 prisoners, 34 negroes, 8 rifled pieces and caissons, 300 stand of small arms, 4 ambulances, 3 wagons, animals, a quantity of clothing, camp and prison equipage, and 2 flags. Commander Wood, C. S. N., captured and destroyed the U. S. gunboat Underwriter. Our loss was 35 killed and wounded. [Signed.] G. E.Pickett. Major Gen. Commanding. We regret to learn that in the earliest part of this engagement Col. Henry N. Shaw, of the 8th North Carolina was shot through its head and killed by the enemy's pickets. He was in command at Roanoke Island when that past fell, and was a member from North Carolina in the old U. S. Congress. His tray arrived at Weldon Wedne
ved the following summary of news from late United States papers: A Declaration for peace. In the Yankee House of Representatives, on the 25th ult., Hon. Fernando Wood delivered a speech in opposition to a resolution explanatory of the confiscation act. His concluding remarks are reported as follows: The Administratioolution of the difficulty. Peace must come sooner or later. Why not procure it before both sections were exhausted and all their material interests destroyed? Mr. Wood appealed earnestly to the boasted spirit of Christian civilization of progress and of common humanity to throw itself the arena and save the American people. e month of October, is one hundred thousand. Wilson has withdrawn his resolution for the expulsion of Senator Davis, of Kentucky. The reception of Hon. Fernando Wood, on the 28th, was largely attended by ladies, members of Congress, Judges of the Supreme Court, Foreign Ministers, and others. The latest European advi