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The Daily Dispatch: December 21, 1863., [Electronic resource], The raid into Southwestern Virginia--depredations of the enemy. (search)
he same way she came, picking up a schooner, which is supposed to have had guns, ammunition, and a few coats on board for the pirate steamer. Yankee defeat in East Tennessee--their cavalry driven back. A telegram from Rutledge, Tenn., dated Monday, Dec. 14th, says: Between 2 and 3 o'clock this afternoon the forcer of Longstreet turned upon and attacked our pursuing column of cavalry under Gen. Shackelford.--Line of battle was formed at Bean Station, on the Cumberland Gap and Morristown road, and a fight ensued, which continued until nightfall, when the rebels had succeeded in driving us about half a mile. Cols. Woolford, Graham, Foster, and others, were engaged. The musketry fire was very heavy. Our less, as far as I can ascertain, is about 75. We have taken some prisoners belonging to the rebel Gen. Gracie's brigade. The whole movement was made with a well-contrived plan to cut off and capture Gen Shackelford and his command, and a heavy force of rebel cav