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The Daily Dispatch: July 27, 1863., [Electronic resource], Gen. Johnston's movements — his next stand. (search)
on, and a movement will then be made toward it in some direction. Capt. McManus, a gentleman well known on the Mississippi river, reached the city yesterday direct from the Yazoo country and Canton, Miss., which latter place he left on Thursday of last week. He informs us that all the river fleet of steamers left in the Yazoo and its tributaries had been burned, either by the Yankees or our own people. The last of the boats, numbering some fifteen or twenty, were lately destroyed at Yazoo city, when that point was last evacuated. The only exception to this wholesale destruction of the steamers, within his knowledge, was the Mears, which had been run up some of the small streams last spring, and could not be reached by the Yankees in their late raid on the river. The Montgomery Mail, of the 21st, says: Brandon, the present headquarters of General Johnston, is in Rankin county, and about fifteen miles east of Jackson. We do not believe that Sherman and Burnside will
The Daily Dispatch: July 27, 1863., [Electronic resource], Meade's Boasting — official Dispatch from Gen. Lee. (search)
agues. In Maryland, on the same day, the scene was not so pleasant. In Harford Co. the barn of the enrolling officer was burned and his residence perforated with bullets. In Harrisburg, Pa., where the men would not enlist when the Confederates were at their doors, the women turned out, beat the Provost Marshal, destroyed the lottery wheel, and nearly killed a policeman. They were subdued by a posse of 200 men called out by the Mayor. The DeKalb, which was blown up by a torpedo off Yazoo city, Miss., was the first Yankee gunboat ever used on the Mississippi. Her bow was blown out of the water. No lives were lost on board. The torpedo was of the demijohn make. A letter from Cairo, dated July 17, states that Gen. Pillow has appeared in the vicinity of Fort Herman, on the Tennessee river, with quite a large force, and that the garrison evacuated the post, and fell back to Paducah. The property of Dr. Garnett, a son in-law of Gen. H. A. Wise, has just been confiscated