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The Daily Dispatch: August 25, 1864., [Electronic resource] 2 2 Browse Search
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jor-general. We do not know that it was the object of General Forrest to capture Memphis, though we suppose he could have done so had he pushed his advantages.--Memphis is A. J. Smith's base of supplies, and the fact that it is menaced by a Confederate force may, perhaps, induce the Yankee column now in North Mississippi to return. The Yankee raid in Tennessee. A body of Yankee cavalry, numbering three hundred, dashed into Rogersville, Tennessee, on the 21st, and captured "Hon. J. Heiskell" and other civilians and soldiers. We do not learn that the raid had any other object in view; for after effecting the captures, the enemy retired in the direction of Bean's station. The Mr. Heiskell referred to is doubtless the Hon. J. B. Heiskell, representative in Congress from the First Congressional District of Tennessee. Rogersville is the court-house of Hawkins county. From Georgia. Atlanta papers of the 18th report that, on the previous night, a heavy cannonading and
Yankee raid on Rogersville. Bristol, August 24. --Three hundred Yankee cavalry dashed into Rogersville on the 21st and captured the Hon. J. Heiskell, K. C. Shields, Colonel Walder, Colonel Clay, and nineteen privates. They retired in the direction of Bean's station.