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at, &c. The noted Yankee marauder, Spears, had an exceedingly rough time of it after burning the railroad bridge at Stony Creek. He evidently was impressed with the idea, after the comparatively easy job he had of it there, that he would have noxtended to the Hotel, but the latter building was pretty well riddled with shot. Flushed with his easy success at Stony Creek, Spears pushed on, crossed Nottoway river, evidently making for the Mcherrin bridge, and leaving the bridge over the Npapers and books belonging to the Sussex county clerk's office, which was burnt on Saturday, were left by the enemy at Stony Creek, and thereby saved. The enemy also burnt Sussex C. H. It is now believed that Spears is on his return to Suffolk'clock, Spears and his command were at the farm of Major B. W. Belsches's, in Sussex county, about 12 or 14 miles from Stony Creek. They had destroyed Major B.'s handsome dwelling, his mill, all his our-house, and committed many other depredations.
The Daily Dispatch: May 12, 1864., [Electronic resource], The Combined movement on Richmond — the enemy on the Southside — fight at Chester — the great cavalry raid, &c. (search)
his horses into the woods, and returned near enough to the road to see them pass. He estimates heir numbers at 1,800 or 2,000, although others say they numbered at least 3,000. They had six pieces of artillery. The entire party reached Stony Creek about two o'clock, where they encountered a bridge guard of sixty South Carolina troops, who offered desperate resistance. After a short fight the guard was captured, having lost ten in killed and wounded.--Seven of the enemy were killed, and one terribly wounded by a gash in the thigh from an axe. They did not burn the depot nor the tavern at Stony Creek; they did burn the bridge, wood sheds, bridge timbers, lumber, and other articles belonging to the company. Such corn as they did not feed to their horses was burnt. They tore up but little of the track. A shell passed through the depot, and another bursted in the second story of the tavern. The bridge guard, sixty in number, got into the pit of the turn-table, and for tw