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The Daily Dispatch: February 8, 1864., [Electronic resource], Another movement of the enemy from the Peninsula. (search)
Another movement of the enemy from the Peninsula. Early yesterday morning intelligence reached the city that the enemy, in considerable force, had reached Bottom's bridge, with the supposed intention of another advance upon Richmond. As a matter of consequence, considerable excitement resulted, and rumors were abundant and conflicting. Many believed that the demonstration was made by Beast Butler, with the earnest determination of rescuing the Yankee prisoners now in Richmond, whilst others properly conjectured that it was a feint to divert attention from other, and, at present, more important points. During the day we endeavored to ascertain something reliable with regard to this new movement, and the result of our efforts, as obtained from the best reliable sources of information, disclosed the following facts: On Saturday night, about 9 o'clock, our pockets below Bottom's Bridge discovered that the enemy were advancing in some force — both cavalry and infantry. The pi
wed their pledges of devotion to their cause and country. Old Virginia, too, is no laggard in this glorious work. Mahone's brigade, made up of men from those portions of the State now within the enemy's lines and under the dominion of Beast Butler, are nobly "showing their faith by their works." On the 2nd, Col. Rogers, of the sixth Virginia, issued the following eloquent order to his regiment. To be appreciated, it must be mentioned in connection that the family of Col. R., by the rigor of Beast Butler and his myrmidons, have been reduced from affluence almost to beggary, and compelled to wander almost homeless in the enemy's lines, and that this is but a type of the sufferings of large numbers who are in this brigade from that unfortunate section of the State: Hd. Qrs. 6th Va. Reg't Infantry, February 2d, 1864. Regimental Orders, No. 6. The soldiers of this command are now asked for their action upon the subject of a re-enlistment for the war. Already in
The Daily Dispatch: February 8, 1864., [Electronic resource], Another movement of the enemy from the Peninsula. (search)
ollowing results, according to an official telegram from Gen. Butler: On the 26th ult. Gen. Palmer sent an expedition toeef, and captured a large number of mules and horses. Butler then sends his next dispatch received from Palmer, which it tenor: Newbern, N. C., Feb. 1--8 P. M. To Major General Butler. Early this morning our outposts at Bachelor'sefuse to exchange prisoners under regulations adopted by Gen. Butler not because they dislike the rules, but because, Butler Butler they have ruled an "outsider." The General proposes to make them accede to his terms. The remedy will be unpleasant, but Pet remains to be seen whether the Government will sustain Gen. Butler. It is believed that President Lincoln will stand by his friend, Gen. B. F. Butler. Miscellaneous. President Davis's body servant has arrived in Washington, and has had i Norfolk, was sent South on the 27th ult., by order of General Butler, for expressing sympathy with the rebellion. Majo