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The Daily Dispatch: February 11, 1864., [Electronic resource], The raiding expedition up the Peninsula. (search)
The raiding expedition up the Peninsula. We are enabled, through a scout who captured two soldiers of the raiding force which came up the Peninsula on Sunday, to give a reliable statement of the regiments engaged in the expedition. The white infantry consisted of the 118th, 139th, and 148th New York regiments. The negro infantry of the 4th and 6th Maryland and 5th Pennsylvania regiments. The cavalry force was under command of Col. Onderdonk, and included the 1st New York Mounted Rifles, Col. Dodge; the 11th Penn., Col. Spears; the 5th Penn., the 3d and 20th New York, the 1st District of Columbia, (negro,) mounted and armed with sixteen shooter revolving rifles, and another company from Washington city. The artillery consisted of four batteries (16 pieces) of 12 pounder guns. The whole expedition is supposed to have numbered 10,000 men, and was piloted by Wilson, Thomas, and another deserter from our army. Gen. Wistar was in command of the whole force.