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The Daily Dispatch: April 20, 1864., [Electronic resource], The Retirement of the enemy from the Blackwater region. (search)
hands of the Union forces. This fact is stated by the Natchez Courier of the 1st . It was said that while a body of Union troops, numbering 200, were at breakfast near Alexandria, they were surrounded and captured by Gen. Dick Taylor. It is reported that a brilliant fight recently took place at Pensacola; between the Thirteenth and Fourteenth cavalry, and the Fifteenth Alabama cavalry (.) in which the rebels were almost annihilated in a hand-to hand encounter with sabres. Another demand for the surrender of Paducah, Ky., was made by the enemy yesterday, and again refused by Captain Hills, who seems determined to fight it out. Our correspondents in East Tennessee send us the information that the main force of Longstreet's army had fallen back into Virginia as early as the first week in April; but an independent body of his troops, about 2,000 strong, had wheeled by Warm Springs, apparently with the intention of joining Joe Johnston's forces in Northwestern Georgia.