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The Daily Dispatch: August 28, 1863., [Electronic resource], Affairs in Mississippi--the negro Retaliation Question. (search)
ive scale. A commander with ordinary ability, permission to act at discretion, and a proper spirit, could, with such soldiers as there are in the commands of Bateau, Inge, Boyle, Ham, &c., and the well-managed artillery of Owens and Barksdale, ambuscade any such force of marauders, separate them, and whip them by detail.--The material is here — have we the leader? It is a matter worthy the attention of Gen. Johnston. Vast supplies for his army depend upon the protection of North Mississippi, and its protection merely demands an able and energetic cavalry officer. The distributing post-office at Jackson, Miss, having been discontinued, letters to persons in Gen. Johnston's army will save several days by being addressed to headquarters at Morton, Miss. It is rumored that the Federals are again to make another raid through Mississippi.--We hope our people in that section will be ready for them. The capital of Mississippi has been removed to Macon, Noxubee county.