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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)
hed Lawrenceville Sunday evening, when the sun was about an hour high, staid there all night, and left about 7 o'clock Monday morning, taking the direct route to Belfield. After getting within seven miles of this place they turned off to the left at Spratley's and went to Jarratt's, having no doubt heard that Belfield was an exceBelfield was an exceedingly dangerous place for them to visit. We will here remark that these raiders told Mr. Derby that they were not out on a fighting excursion.--that such was not their business, though if necessary they would engage in it. Their sale object, they said, I was to destroy railroads, &c., &c. They reached Jarratt's about 6 o'clp 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 Yank