Capture of a numerous buffalo.
--The renegade and buffalo, Capt. Hoggard
, who has been so long a terror to Eastern Carolina
, was captured on Friday night last, and is now a prisoner in the Confederate
Hoggard has been depredating on the people of Bertie
, and counties contiguous, for some time past, at the head of one hundred renegades, who, like himself, should have deemed it a dear privilege to fight for their native State.
Having been considerably annoyed by members of the 62d Georgia regiment, (Col. Griffin
.) Hoggard has been lying in ambush for Capts. Bowers
, of the above command, and had but recently sent them a message that he would capture them at an early day, or lose his life in the attempt.
But sometimes would be captors are themselves captured, and such has been the late of the unfortunate Hoggard
Hearing that Hoggard would visit his wife on Friday night last, Captain Bowers
dismounted his command and proceeded cautiously to the residence of Hoggard, in Bertie county
, nine miles from Windsor
Arriving at their destination, unobserved by the enemy, Hoggard's home was speedily surrounded, and a loud rap at the door given. "Who's there?" inquired a feminine voice from an upper window. "Friends!" was the quick response.-- "What will you have?" inquired Mrs. Hoggard
.-- "An interview with the Captain
," responded a voice from below. "Wait until I strike a light, " replied the female from above, and in two minutes more the door was opened, and the renowned buffalo confronted twenty five as daring looking rebels as ever drew Yankee blood.
Finding resistance in vain, Hoggard instantly surrendered, and is now securely confined in Dixie.