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The Daily Dispatch: February 8, 1864., [Electronic resource], Another movement of the enemy from the Peninsula. (search)
d by flag of truce. There is nothing at all of interest in the Yankee Congressional proceedings. Of the other intelligence we give a summary below: Recent Reconnaissance towards Newbern-- Yankee official report of it. It appears that Gen. Pickett's demonstration upon Newbern followed just in the retiring steps of a raiding party which had been sent out from there, and accomplished the following results, according to an official telegram from Gen. Butler: On the 26th ult. Gen. Palm an entirely different tenor: Newbern, N. C., Feb. 1--8 P. M. To Major General Butler. Early this morning our outposts at Bachelor's Creek were attacked by the enemy, represented to be 15,000 strong, consisting of Hoke's brigade and Pickett's entire division. It being impossible to make an adequate defence, our force fell back in good order, destroying the camps, abandoning but few stores, with the loss of fifty to one hundred men and one section of light artillery. Our force