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The Daily Dispatch: May 6, 1864., [Electronic resource], The impending battle on the Rapidan — the enemy on the PeninsulaIron Clads and transports in James river — troops landed at Bermuda Hundreds, &c. (search)
movements of the enemy in Northern Virginia is given in the letter from our correspondent. It conveys the impression that to-morrow or Sunday the decisive struggle will take place at Mine Run, where Meade once drew up in front of Lee, but retreated without a fight. From information derived from persons who reached the city by the York River yesterday, we learn that the enemy have advanced a cavalry force to New Kent C. H., within six miles of the York River Railroad, and drove in Col. Shingler's pickets. The force at West Point having completed the repairs to the wharf are busily engaged rebuilding the railroad in this direction. It is ascertained from a source deemed worthy of credit that the enemy have a force of six thousand men at Williamsburg, and that the negro troops from Gloucester Point have all been sent to Burnside. A deserter, who reached the city yesterday evening from the Yankee army on the Peninsula, states that it is generally under stood among the t