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The Daily Dispatch: February 4, 1864., [Electronic resource], The capture of Yankees at Smithfield — further Particulars. (search)
The capture of Yankees at Smithfield — further Particulars. The troops engaged in the capture of a body of Yankees and the destruction of one of their gunboats at Smithfield, Va., on Monday, were three companies of the 31st N. C. cavalry, a party of the 7th cavalry, and Sturdivant's battery — the whole being under the command of Capt. N. A. Sturdivact, of Richmond. The enemy, after being attacked by a small party of Confederates, near Scott's factory, retreated. The Petersburg Express says: The enemy find to the wharf in Smithfield, pursued by our forces, which consisted of Sturdivant's battery of four guns, two companies of infantry from the 31st North Carolina regiment, and a company known as the 7th independent cavalry, the whole under the command of Capt. N. A. Sturdivant. The gunboat, which proved to be the Smith Briggs, had been turned back after starting for Cheery Grove, her officers having been informed no doubt, of the failure of the land expedition which had
200 dollars reward --Ranaway from the subscriber, on the 19th inst, my boy Auajten. The said boy is about 16 years old, about five feet high, and of a light brown complexion. He took with him my dark bay horse, small in size, but compact and in good order. Acaten has a high forehead but narrow, and his hair extends very low on either side. The above reward will be paid for his delivery to Messrs Lee & Bowman, in Richmond, or secured in any jail, and the recovery of the horse. D Scott, Bestland P O, co, Va. ja 25--ts