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The Daily Dispatch: April 22, 1864., [Electronic resource], Capture of Plymouth, N. C.--Twenty-five hundred prisoners and thirty pieces of artillery taken. (search)
in. When it is considered that this country has been frequently the scene both of cavalry and gunboat raids, this will appear an unusually large amount of spoils. [Small results truly, for so gigantic an expedition.] In addition to the troops he furnished Gen. Graham, Gen. Heckman also dispatched three different expeditions from points along the Suffolk railroad to cooperate with the navy. A force under Col. Keese was sent across the Nansemond, while Lieut. Col. Hetzel, of the 11th Penn cavalry, was sent with a large force of cavalry to take a position at Ivor Station, about forty miles from Suffolk, on the Norfolk and Petersburg railroad. In addition to these two expeditions, a large force under Co Spears, composed of infantry and cavalry, were ordered to march from suffolk and effect a junction with the navy at Milnorstown, on the Nansemond. They were unable to effect the object and did not reach the point until the navy had retired, although they made an infantry march