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, 6 A. M.; destroy arts, 8 A. M. 20 miles--Near James river, 2 P. M. Sunday; feed and water one and a half hours. 30 miles to Richmond — March towards Kilpatrick for 1 hour and then as soon as dark cross the river, reaching Richmond early in the morning. (Monday) One squadron remains on north side, and one squadron to cut the railroad bridge at Falling Creek, and join at Richmond--33 miles. Gen. Kilpatrick--cross at 1 A. M. Sunday--10 miles. Pass river 5 A. M. (resistance.) Childsburg--14 miles - 8 A. M. Resistance at North Anna - 3 miles. Railroad bridges at South Anna--26 miles--2 P. M. Destroy bridges — Pass the S Friday morning early, and be ready to cut. A guide Furnished. The following paper was enclosed in an envelope directed to "Col. U. Dahlgren, &c., at Gen. Kilpatrick's Headquarters, and marked "confidential." The letter is not dated: Col. Dahlgren, &c, &c:Dear Col. --At the last moment I have found the man you w<
is morning by the diabolical plans of the Yankee raiders who have just been driven in disappointment and disgrace from the very gates of Richmond. A lucky shot has sent to his long account one of the three leaders of the three bands into which Kilpatrick's command was divided, and upon his person were found the papers making the important development of their whole plan. It was quite complete in itself, involving the Massacre of the President and his entire Cabinet, and the destruction of Richod that from a delay caused by a mistake or intentional misreading of them by a negro guide, the column that was to have crossed the river did not do so. The guide was certainly hung for his services!--The three columns were to have been led by Kilpatrick, Gregg, and Dahlgren. But as no part of the command crossed the river, the two last named brought their men in one body towards the city by the River road, and were met by the Armory and Henley battalions Tuesday night and repulsed! And thus
"Going out for Wool and coming home Shorn." We are greatly disappointed that Kilpatrick and his hen-roost warriors were not all taken. Yet, although the scoundrels did not meet with the full measure of retribution due to their crimes, we do not recollect to have heard or read of a more thorough failure, short of entire annihilation. They were sent to capture the city of Richmond and liberate the Yankee prisoners. --They not only did not capture the city, but the city captured a large numa mill — all of which could have been done in one night by a negro not having the fear of the gallows before his eyes — stole a quantity of plate from Mr. Morson, set all the hens and turkies (which seem to have known by instinct that Hen-roost Kilpatrick was coming) to cackling, fled upon the first scent of gunpowder — as though they had been anointed in childhood with brimstone for the itch, and still remembered the horrors of the infliction — and made their way to beast Butler, leaving behin