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The Daily Dispatch: May 10, 1864., [Electronic resource], The movement on Richmond--two more Repulses of the enemy by Gen Lee — affairs on the Southside — feint at Drewry's Bluff — fight expected near Petersburg Today — the Central Railroad Tapped, &c, &c. (search)
Gen. Pickett is ready for the advance in every sense of the word. The feint upon the Bluff was too transparent to deceive any one, and was very feeble in its character. The rumors about Chester. There were a hundred rumors yesterday about the occupation of Chester by the enemy, the burning of the station, and the occupation of the hotel as a hospital. None of them were true. Mr. E. H. Gill, the Superintendent of the Richmond and Petersburg Railroad, went over on an engine to Chester yesterday and ascertained the following to be the facts of the case: The enemy were in the village yesterday morning about 9½ o'clock, and tore up the track at the station and a part of the track leading to the Clover Hill coal pits. They left without doing other damage to property. There were no Yankees there at 4½ o'clock yesterday afternoon. The capture of the Suwanee. The prisoners captured on the gunboat Suwanee, Saturday, in James river, have arrived in the city. The infan