The reconnaissance to Newbern.
The reconnaissance to Newbern
under Gen. Pickett
proved very successful.
Our forces left Kinston
on Sunday morning last.
On Monday morning they encountered the enemy at Batchelor's Creek
, seven miles from Newbern
, and here, in laying down the pontoons for the Confederates
to cross, Col. Shaw
and three privates, of the 8th N. C. regiment, were killed, and fifteen wounded. The enemy were driven from here, as stated yesterday in the official telegram.
All the other particulars of this fight were given in Gen. Pickett
's telegram yesterday.
A good many rumors were afloat that the town of Newbern
had been invested, but none of them are as yet true.
On the contrary, an official dispatch has been received that our forces under Gen. Pickett
have returned to Kinston
They succeeded in bringing off safely all the captures mentioned in the telegram yesterday.