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to flight. This affair at the bridge detained the column but a few minutes. They marched all night; and crossed the Amite River about ten o'clock P. M., without opposition — the picket being asleep. They had marched forty miles this day. May 2d.--They marched again early in the morning, and the Sixth Illinois, being in advance, surprised and burned a rebel camp at Sandy Creek Bridge. At this point the Seventh Illinois was ordered in advance, and, at about nine o'clock A. M., as a crowning glory to this most extraordinary series of adventures, captured forty-two of Stewart's Mississippi cavalry on Comite River, including their Colonel. This noble band of toil-worn heroes arrived at Baton Rouge about noon of May second, where their triumphal entry created a furore of joyful excitement that will not cease till it has thrilled every loyal heart upon this continent — ay, every heart that loves liberty anil human bravery, through the civilized world. Some idea of the pluck an
Doc. 177.-the Marmaduke raid into South-east Missouri. Editors Missouri Democrat: I wish to furnish you a brief sketch of the Marmaduke raid into South-East Missouri, and the memorable retreat of his ten thousand confederates from Cape Girardeau into Arkansas, having been an eye-witness of every move made, for and against, from Saturday, April twenty-fifth, to Saturday, May second, when Marmaduke was driven into Arkansas, at Chalk Bluff, on the St. Francois River. I do this to vindicate the truth of history, that thus far has not received full justice by the reports that have been put in circulation. On Monday, the twentieth of April, General McNeil with one thousand two hundred men and six pieces of artillery, was at Bloomfield, Stoddard County, and found that Missouri had been invaded by Marmaduke, with four brigades, being the First army corps Trans-Mississippi department, C. S. A. At nine o'clock P. M., Monday, he received orders to move from Bloomfield on Freder
e part taken by my division in the action on the evening of the second of May: On the thirtieth ultimo we arrived near Dowdell's tavern, an which position we remained until about three the next morning, (May second,) when, pursuant to orders, we were moved with the brigade to oursir: In regard to the part my regiment took in the action on Saturday, May second, I beg leave to report: The regiment arrived with the brik-road. This work was completed about one o'clock A. M. of the second of May, when the Major, with his command, returned to the regiment. I of United States Ford at twelve, midnight. Soon after daylight, May second, we moved forward and crossed the Rappahannock at United States Fis time, I hope, that the First division, which gave way on the second of May, (because assailed in front, in rear, and in flank,) was that o the Potomac, May 8, 1863. To the Editor of the Press: On Saturday, May second, General Hooker's headquarters were at Chancellorsville. Th
he desire of a few of the rear-guard to obtain peach brandy, which the inhabitants deal out liberally, with a view, no doubt, to making captures. The day and night being pleasant, the command marched until half-past 3 o'clock Saturday morning, May second, when a halt was made at Greenwood, one mile west of Louisa Court-House. Here was reached the Central Virginia Railroad. Detachments were sent up and down the road for miles to destroy the track, culverts, and bridges, and also to act as peir support, when the enemy fled. The ladies, yesterday, along the road, assured us that we should have plenty of fight at Louisa Court-House. But like many other rebel boasts, the wish was father to the thought. At four o'clock P. M. Saturday, May second, the railroad having been destroyed for miles, and a number of cars and bridges — over Greenwood and Hickory Rivers — burned, horses and troopers well supplied with rations, the command was moved upon a hill to the east of the town, and th