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Blackwater Creek (Virginia, United States) (search for this): article 6
o be read to the troops early Saturday morning, stating that Grant had gained a great victory over Lee; had driven him twenty miles, and at last accounts was still driving him. This lying announcement was received with a great outburst of applause, of course. Speare's cavalry raid. The notorious Speare, who was so successfully driven back at Broadwater Bridge on Friday, by Sturdivant's battery and Col Ratcliffe's regiment, immediately turned his course towards the source if the Blackwater river, and crossed at a point several miles higher up, where the stream is so insignificant as to be easily forded.--Here he met no opposition, and made a detour which brought him to Wakefield Depot, on the Norfolk and Petersburg Railroad, where he stopped Friday night. He did not burn the depot nor interfere with private property further than to steal horses, corn, and provender. He seized four negro men, hired by the Railroad Company, but afterwards released them, and told them they were a
Nottoway river (United States) (search for this): article 6
r negro men, hired by the Railroad Company, but afterwards released them, and told them they were at liberty to remain or accompany the expedition. Three decided to stay where they were, and a fourth left with the raiders. At an early hour Saturday, the raiders started for Stony Creek Depot, on the Weldon Railroad, proceeding by way of Littleton and Sussex Court-House. They reached Littleton, Sussex county, about 11 o'clock, having captured Mr. Stephen Goodwyn, a fisherman on the Nottoway river, two miles from Littleton, and taking the people by surprise. They searched all the houses, stole horses, and broke open the Post Office, and destroyed all the letters. Mrs. Stevens, Dr. Parker and his father, were the heaviest losers in horses. At Littleton they also captured four wagons belonging to the 7th cavalry, two of which, filled with bacon, were burnt. Two others, containing ammunition, the invaders carried off with them. Mr. Huddleston, the mail driver, being informed
Hanover County (Virginia, United States) (search for this): article 6
two before — in all about 200,000 pounds of bacon, with a large quantity of meal and flour. They then left. Tuesday afternoon a train from the Junction brought intelligence that the raiders were within a mile and a half of Taylorsville, in Hanover county, and heavy firing was heard in that direction, leading to the supposition that Gen. Fitz Lee's or some other Confederate cavalry had attacked them. Tuesday night a report from Gen Fitz Lee stated that the cavalry of the enemy were moving to Richmond in two columns, one of which was then feeding its horses at Negro Foot, in Hanover county, thirty miles from here, and the other was coming down the Central Railroad route. Another telegram was received last night at the War Department from Gen. Fitz Lee, stating the enemy's force to be three divisions of cavalry. They are cutting down trees in the road behind them to interrupt the pursuit of our cavalry, which then, at 9 o'clock, the date of the telegram, was at Hanover Junct
Montgomery County (Maryland, United States) (search for this): article 6
Yankees discovered how small a force was driving them, and came out in very large numbers, flanking our men on both flanks, and causing them to fall back, which was done in good order. Our men set fire to some woods, which prevented any pursuit. The killed and wounded of the two brigades will amount to about 150, many of the latter falling into the hands of the enemy. The fight closed about 12½ o'clock. Among the killed are Colonel Cabell, of Danville, Va., and Capt. Taylor, of Montgomery county. The reconnaissance discovered the fact that the enemy in heavy force were near Chester, as the left of their line rested in that village, and the right about half a mile off, on the turnpike, and were entrenched. After the fight was over a coal train from the Clover Hill Pits, beyond Chester, came on to Richmond. The engineer said the Yankees were all around Chester, but none on the railroad, and he got through safely. A courier from Drewry's Bluff come up last night a
Chester, Va. (Virginia, United States) (search for this): article 6
wended his way to a place of safety. He lost his horse, as did also a courier who was with him. Reconnaissance at Chester yesterday. A movement was made by a portion of our troops Tuesday morning to ascertain the position of the enemy near Chester.--About 6 o'clock in the morning a portion of Barton's and Gracy's brigades left camp, and with skirmishers thrown out commenced feeling their way towards the enemy. About 9 o'clock they met the enemy's skirmishers, and an hour afterwards Capt. Taylor, of Montgomery county. The reconnaissance discovered the fact that the enemy in heavy force were near Chester, as the left of their line rested in that village, and the right about half a mile off, on the turnpike, and were entrenoal train from the Clover Hill Pits, beyond Chester, came on to Richmond. The engineer said the Yankees were all around Chester, but none on the railroad, and he got through safely. A courier from Drewry's Bluff come up last night and reported
Chester (United Kingdom) (search for this): article 6
The Combined movement on Richmond — the enemy on the Southside — fight at Chester — the great cavalry raid, &c. The news Tuesday from Gen. Lee was very meagre. It was positively stated that heavy firing had been heard at Hamilton's Crossing Tuesday morning, and that the sound receded in the direction of Fredericksburg, indicating that Gen. Lee was driving the enemy in that direction. No information of the actual occurrence of a fight was, however, received in the city yesterday. The movements on the Southside Tuesday were interesting. We give below what facts we have obtained relative to the "great movement" on this city. The movement on the Southside. An account of the operations on the south side of the river may be gathered from the following, in the Petersburg Express of Monday, commencing with the details of the fight at Port Walthall Saturday: As early as sunrise found the two forces drawn up in line of battle, about half a mile apart, and in full view of o<
Littleton (New Hampshire, United States) (search for this): article 6
ey were, and a fourth left with the raiders. At an early hour Saturday, the raiders started for Stony Creek Depot, on the Weldon Railroad, proceeding by way of Littleton and Sussex Court-House. They reached Littleton, Sussex county, about 11 o'clock, having captured Mr. Stephen Goodwyn, a fisherman on the Nottoway river, two miles from Littleton, and taking the people by surprise. They searched all the houses, stole horses, and broke open the Post Office, and destroyed all the letters. Mrs. Stevens, Dr. Parker and his father, were the heaviest losers in horses. At Littleton they also captured four wagons belonging to the 7th cavalry, two of whiLittleton they also captured four wagons belonging to the 7th cavalry, two of which, filled with bacon, were burnt. Two others, containing ammunition, the invaders carried off with them. Mr. Huddleston, the mail driver, being informed of their coming drove 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 nu
Drewry's Bluff (Virginia, United States) (search for this): article 6
nched. After the fight was over a coal train from the Clover Hill Pits, beyond Chester, came on to Richmond. The engineer said the Yankees were all around Chester, but none on the railroad, and he got through safely. A courier from Drewry's Bluff come up last night and reported that about 5 o'clock in the evening the enemy came out of their fortifications and were attacked by Barton's brigade and driven back. The point where the first fight occurred is six miles in the rear of DrDrewry's Bluff. Seventy-one prisoners, captured by Gen. Gracy's brigade in the charge, were brought here last night in charge of Lt. W. R. Ezell. One commissioned officer was in the lot. The raiders on the Central Railroad. We have some additional particulars of the movement of the Yankee cavalry at Beaver Dam, on the Central Railroad. They reached there about 7 o'clock Monday night, and caught two trains of cars loaded with commissary stores for Gen. Lee's army, drawn by two first
Fredericksburg, Va. (Virginia, United States) (search for this): article 6
The Combined movement on Richmond — the enemy on the Southside — fight at Chester — the great cavalry raid, &c. The news Tuesday from Gen. Lee was very meagre. It was positively stated that heavy firing had been heard at Hamilton's Crossing Tuesday morning, and that the sound receded in the direction of Fredericksburg, indicating that Gen. Lee was driving the enemy in that direction. No information of the actual occurrence of a fight was, however, received in the city yesterday. The movements on the Southside Tuesday were interesting. We give below what facts we have obtained relative to the "great movement" on this city. The movement on the Southside. An account of the operations on the south side of the river may be gathered from the following, in the Petersburg Express of Monday, commencing with the details of the fight at Port Walthall Saturday: As early as sunrise found the two forces drawn up in line of battle, about half a mile apart, and in full view of o<
Littleton (Virginia, United States) (search for this): article 6
terfere with private property further than to steal horses, corn, and provender. He seized four negro men, hired by the Railroad Company, but afterwards released them, and told them they were at liberty to remain or accompany the expedition. Three decided to stay where they were, and a fourth left with the raiders. At an early hour Saturday, the raiders started for Stony Creek Depot, on the Weldon Railroad, proceeding by way of Littleton and Sussex Court-House. They reached Littleton, Sussex county, about 11 o'clock, having captured Mr. Stephen Goodwyn, a fisherman on the Nottoway river, two miles from Littleton, and taking the people by surprise. They searched all the houses, stole horses, and broke open the Post Office, and destroyed all the letters. Mrs. Stevens, Dr. Parker and his father, were the heaviest losers in horses. At Littleton they also captured four wagons belonging to the 7th cavalry, two of which, filled with bacon, were burnt. Two others, containing a
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