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The Daily Dispatch: March 28, 1862., [Electronic resource] 3 1 Browse Search
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Incidents of the Newbern fight. --A Goldsborough correspondent of the Petersburg Express gives some further incidents of the capture of Newbern: Calvin Dibble, a former resident of Newbern, came with Burnside, bringing several vessels to carry off the cotton and spirits of turpentine. Most of these articles were destroyed by the citizens, but strangely enough a large amount of spirits turpentine, owned by John Dibble, was not destroyed. Capt. Westervelt, who formerly ran a schooner between Newbern and New York, came as a pilot for the fleet, and a man named Berry, who left Newbern since the war commenced, has also returned with the invaders. The Yankee pickets extend to the distance of 5 or 10 miles around the town, and about 1,000 soldiers are encamped at the Clemmins larm, about four miles west of Newbern. The Confederates have rallied, been reinforced, and are at a place where they will be heard from in due time. It is confidently expected that Burnsi
his back against the muzzle of the gun, whose fire was to scatter his remains to the four winds of heaven, in undistinguishable fragments. Among the former citizens of the State who came out with the Burnside expedition to Newbern, was Mr. Calvin Dibble, pretty well known here and elsewhere throughout the State, especially in the Reuse and Tar river sections. A brother of Caly in Dibble's, Frank Dibble, late of Newbern, had some months ago got a pass to go North under a flag of truce. HeDibble's, Frank Dibble, late of Newbern, had some months ago got a pass to go North under a flag of truce. He was to run the blockade and bring certain articles much needed, especially leather, for a shoe factory in which he was interested with Mr. Washington. He had not returned until very recently, and Mr. Washington's share in the venture is in a bad way, as Mr. Dibble is said to have come in the wake of the invaders, and of course the share of his "rebs," partner in business is conflicted.--But Mr. Dibble was too venturesome by half, and was the other night captured by some of our pickets while pi