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The Daily Dispatch: May 18, 1864., [Electronic resource], Operations around Richmond — the battle not renewed yesterday — firing at Chaffin's Bluff — another steamer destroyed in St. John's river, &c. (search)
erday by a torpedo in the St. Johns, a short distance below Jacksonville. She had two guns aboard, and was lowing a schooner. The latter escaped. It is not known how many lives were lost. This is the third steamer that has met this fate in St. Johns river in the last forty days. Samuel Jones, Maj Gen. A raiding party in Mississippi. The Adjutant General yesterday received the following official dispatch from General S. D. Lee: Demopolis, May 16, 1864. To Gen. S. Cooper. A raiding party from Vicksburg, infantry and cavalry, moved on the Central Railroad, and while Gen. Adams was fighting their main body, near Pickens Station, a cavalry force burnt Boughan's Station and several inconsiderable trestles. Captain Younger, with one hundred and fifty men of Wood's regiment, handsomely repulsed two regiments of infantry from the railroad bridge and saved it. The enemy retreated to Yazoo City. The railroad is but slightly injured. S. D. Lee, Major General.
The Daily Dispatch: May 18, 1864., [Electronic resource], Operations around Richmond — the battle not renewed yesterday — firing at Chaffin's Bluff — another steamer destroyed in St. John's river, &c. (search)
e he went to dinner. After dinner he sought the flour, to carry it into his bakery, and found, to his surprise, that it had disappeared.--Some of the neighbors informed him that a man had rolled it off in the direction of Main street. He and officer Adams immediately started in pursuit, and succeeded in tracking the flour to the house of John Conners, corner of 21st and Main streets, where it had been rolled into a corner, and an empty barrel placed on top of it. Officer Adams arrested ConnersOfficer Adams arrested Conners, and took possession of the flour, Conners declaring that he had bought the flour from one John Classee, a paroled Yankee deserter. Classe could not at the time be found, but yesterday morning officer Crone succeeded in arresting him at Conners's house, when he confessed that he stole the flour. The case was before the Mayor yesterday morning, when, in addition to the above facts, it was proved by a witness introduced by Conners, that the latter had paid for the flour one hundred and sev