The War Department received a dispatch yesterday, stating that the enemy had crossed the Potomac at Occoquan in strong force, for the purpose of capturing one of our batteries — perhaps the one located near Evansport.
As they have no acquaintance with the country, it is believed that they will be cut off and forced to surrender.
The Daily Dispatch: October 5, 1861. Richmond Dispatch. 4 pages. by Cowardin & Hammersley. Richmond. October 5, 1861. microfilm. Ann Arbor, Mi : Proquest. 1 microfilm reel ; 35 mm.
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