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The Daily Dispatch: February 8, 1864., [Electronic resource], Another movement of the enemy from the Peninsula. (search)
had been sent out from Martinsburg by Gen. Kelley this morning, overtook the rebels near Springfield, and a severe engagement ensued. The rebels were driver through Springfield, and thence to and south of Burlington. Many of the rebels were killed and wounded, and our captures are large, including the recovery of our own men, taken yesterday at Patterson Creek, and many horses. The enemy are making rapid tracks for the back country, pursued by our cavalry. The intended raid on New Creek has been thwarted by Gen. Averill's quick movements and the other ample arrangements made by Gen. Kelley, and their anticipated success turned to a complete rout and discomfiture. The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad is now entirely clear of the enemy, and the full operation of the line will be at once resumed. The weather is clear and cold. Headquarters, Western Virginia, Feb. 3. --After we drove the enemy from the bridges yesterday, the rebels commenced a rapid retreat, our cavalry
The Daily Dispatch: February 8, 1864., [Electronic resource], The late affair in Hardy county--Fuller particulars of the capture of the Yankee wagon train. (search)
e mountains. In the fight, we lost three killed and eight wounded. Of the killed, one belonged to the 11th Va. cavalry, and two to the 12th Lieut. Howell, of the 7th Va. cavalry, lost an arm. The following official dispatch with reference to the affair was received at the War Department on Saturday. Orange C. H., Feb. 6, 1864. To Gen. S. Cooper. On the 30th ult, Gen. Rosser captured a train of ninety three wagons, loaded with commissary, stores and forage, on the way from New Creek to Petersburg; also, three hundred mules and twenty prisoners. The guard of 800 infantry escaped to the mountains. Our loss was twenty-five killed and wounded. Information of the advance upon Petersburg having been received, the garrison evacuated it during the night. On the 2d instant Gen. Rosser destroyed the bridges over Patterson's Creek and north branch of the Potomac and canal, and captured forty prisoners. Two hundred and seventy prisoners, fifty wagons and