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The Daily Dispatch: May 5, 1863., [Electronic resource], A glorious Confederate victory. (search)
A glorious Confederate victory. In the language of Gen. Lee's gratifying dispatch, of the 31 of May, to President David, "We have again to thank Almighty God for a great victory." This grand and important triumph was achieved on Saturday. Gen Gen Lee says in the beginning of his dispatch. "Yesterday Gen. Jackson penetrated to the rear of the enemy; and drove him to within one mile of Chancellorsville. This morning the battle was renewed." He (the enemy) was dislodged from all his positions
ncellorsville and driven back towards the Rappahannock, over which he is now retreating." Many prisoners were captured.
Gen. Lee states that the enemy's loss was heavy, and as he was in the act of retreating, it is to be hoped was still further to b out of the frying pan into the fire by encountering Longstreet.
His rout was complete, as we are officially informed by Gen. Lee.
We shall not receive details of this last brilliant engagement as rapidly as usual, owing to the cavalry raid of t
The Daily Dispatch: May 5, 1863., [Electronic resource], Federal cavalry raid. (search)
Great victory at Chancellorsville.enemy retreating across the Rappahannock!Gen. Paxton killed — Gens Jackson, Heth, and a P Hill, wounded.official Dispatch from Gen. Lee. Milford, May 3d, 1863. To President Davis: Yesterday Gen Jackson penetrated to the rear of the enemy and drove him from all his positions from the Wilderness to within one mile of Chancellorsville. He was engaged at the same time in front by two of Longstreet's divisions. Many prisoners were taken, and the enemy's loss in killed and wounded is large. This morning the battle was renewed. He was dislodged from all his positions around Chancellorsville, and driven back towards the Rappahannock, over which he is now retreating. We have again to thank Almighty God for a great victory. I regret to state that Gen. Paxton was killed, General Jackson severely and Gens Heth and A. P. Hill slightly wounded. (Signed) R. E. Lee, General Commanding. The following dispatch was