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The Daily Dispatch: February 8, 1864., [Electronic resource], Another movement of the enemy from the Peninsula. (search)
Movements on the Rapidan. Orange C. H., Feb. 7. --The enemy crossed in large force on Saturday at Morton's Ford, but after a sharp contest were repulsed by Gen. Ed. Johnson's division, and driven back over the river and pursued. Our troops returned this morning. The enemy also attempted to cross at Barnett's Ford, but were repulsed by Gen. Seales's North Carolina brigade and Lomax's cavalry. The casualties on our side were slight. The enemy have retired.
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)
mentioned, were safely brought off. At the time he attacked the train it was guarded by about 800 infantry, who made a slight show of resistance, but were soon driven off to the 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. Ro