On Thursday last three Yankee gunboats ascended the Nottoway
and Blackwater rivers
, but were driven back by the forces under Gen. Pryor
They were subsequently reinforced by two others, and at last accounts the five were lying ten miles below Franklin
in the Chowan
, and supposed to be preparing for another attack.
The Petersburg Express
says that the Yankee
accounts of the recent fight at Zuni
and Joyner's Ford make out a much more disastrous result to the Yankees
than was supposed.
Two hundred killed and wounded, and they opposed by a mere handful of Confederates, was indeed a glorious result.