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The Daily Dispatch: May 6, 1863., [Electronic resource], The great victory. (search)
Stilliant cavalry Exploit sixteen hundred Yankees captured. Chattanooga, May 4. --A special to the Rebel, dated Rome, Ga., 4th, via Dalton says: Gen — Forrest accomplished the most brilliant feat of the war yesterday. He captured Col. Stralt's entire command, consisting of 1,600 infantry. He pursued them from Courtland, Ala, and captured them two miles from the Georgia line, and twenty miles from Rome, fighting incessantly for five days and nights. Gen. Forrest's loss was ten men killed and forty wounded. His reception in Rome yesterday was a triumphant ovation. A salute of twenty guns was fired, and the ladies welcomed him with smiles and tears of gratitude. [second Dispatch] Atlanta, May 4.--Passengers by the State road report that the enemy, 1,000 strong, and 4,000 contrabands, were captured at Cassville. Yankee loss, fifty killed; our loss, ten killed. A special from Col. Lee, at Etowah, confirms the above.
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A Risk opportunity --Recruits Wanted for Major Robert While's Battalion of Mounted Riflemen, in Gen J D Imboden's command, under authority from the Secretary of War. These troops are for special service in the Valley of Virginia. Those who have horses will receive $12 per month for their use; those who have not horses will be supplied. The usual bounty of $50 will be paid, and the men furnished with quarters and rations until the company is mustered into the service. I may be found at the office of B Cottrell, Basin bank between the hours of 9 A M and 3 P M. W S Pilcher. Recruiting Officer. my 4--6t*
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Yankees in Goochland and . (search)
The Yankees in Goochland and Louisa. Brief mention was made yesterday of Gen W. H. F. Lee's repulse of the cavalry detachment sent to operate on the James River Canal. We are still without any definite particulars of that affair. If street reports were worthy of belief, the tow-path of the canal was yesterday swarming with thousands of Yankees, coming down, with slow and deliberate advances, upon the devoted capital of the Confederacy. But the truth of the matter, so far as can be ascertained, is that the cavalry detachment which undertook this portion of the job, after being defeated by Lee, went into Goochland county, where they commenced a series of depredations upon the inhabitants, and doubtless carried on their operations in this respect quite extensively. This force has been estimated at some 1,200 men. It will been seen that Stoneman divided his command into detachments, and sent them in various directions to perform the work assigned them. The canal party, it is su