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The Daily Dispatch: February 8, 1864., [Electronic resource], Another movement of the enemy from the Peninsula. (search)
of the rebel guns. Firing was continued, and about three o'clock a shell from the enemy entered the boiler of the boat, and a great explosion followed. Resistance could no longer be continued, as the boat was now a mere wreck. She then surrendered, and all on board of her were prisoners. Some, to make their escape from captivity, jumped overboard, and, no doubt, the most of those who were not recaptured scaled their fate with a watery grave. Capt. Lee, a Pamunkey Indian pilot and George Smith, a volunteer pilot, with two other men, are the only ones out of the whale party, which in the aggregate amounted to nearly one hundred and fifty, that escaped, except two others who were sent out the night before in a small boat to report the perilous situation of the force under Capt. Lee. These men were picked up near the mouth of the James river and taken on board the flag-ship of the navy that is stationed there. Their mission was to go up the Nansemond river to report to Gen. Grah
"The Age." The first number of "The Age," has made its appearance, and contains the following articles: Traits of the Age. Our Rancorous Cousins; The House of Commons; After the Battle; Chapter on Landladies; A Death Bed Promise; Phenomena of Missing; Friend's Friends; Smith's Revised English Grammar; Unctuous Memories; Woolwich Arsenal and its Manufacturing Establishments; Editor's Table; Literary Miscellanies. We have in "The Age" a periodical worthy of Southern Literature, and we cordially commend it to the country. It contains the solid and the entertaining in a style which will render it a universal favorite. The editor, Wm. M. Burwell, Esq., is a statesman scholar, writer, and orator, who has few equals in his native Virginia. We wish him the most brilliant success.
From east Tennessee. Morristown, Feb. 6th. --Private George Smith, Co. A, 13d Ala, regiment, was shot to-day for desertion. Giltner's brigade made a dash upon the enemy's out posts on Thursday, in which they captured eleven and killed eight Yankees. The trains are now running to this point.