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The Daily Dispatch: May 21, 1864., [Electronic resource], The War News — Grant Quiet — Another Reverse for Butler on the Southside — the battles in Louisiana, &c. (search)
ap of Dinwiddie, in which every road is laid down, which he regularly reters to. He asked a great many questions about the county — how far it was to Stony creek, Belfield, Lawrenceville, &c. He appears to be a middle aged man. At Wilson's Depot, Speare took off his hat and asked those present if they had ever seen a real live Yankee, and then, with a pompons air, said "If you have not, here is one," and his Adjutant immediately added, "What do you think of him? Do you see any horns? " The ost a few men there, which caused them to change their course. They got hold of an Express at Lawrenceville and laughed heartily at its contents, saying that it was stuffed with rebel lies, &c. Mr. Derby was told by one of the raiders that Speare was fired upon by our men at Chula, fell from his horse, and lay on the ground some time feigning to be dead. He finally crawled away and got back to his men. The force of the raiders was composed of the 11th Penn, 3d New York, and 1st Distr