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The Daily Dispatch: July 15, 1862., [Electronic resource], The report of Yankees at Gordonsville. (search)
in the neighborhood of Gordonsville on the line of the Central Railroad. part the early part of the day yesterday it was absented with apparent confidence, that three hundred of the enemy's cavalry had visited that town and after dashing through the place, and capturing the telegraph operator, had retired. It was then reported that six thousand of the enemy was at Orange Court House, a few miles below Gordonsville and that the greater part, if not the army of the Valley of Virginia, under Pope were in Culpeper county. We have endeavored is ascertain by cautious inquiry the facts in con with the appearance of the Yankee forces is that quarter and are satisfied that the statements alluded to are essentially incorrect. On Sunday a body of Yankees appeared at the river on the northern edge of Orange county and destroyed the railroad bridge over that but if our information is correct, they never visited Gordonsville at all, and retired after committing the damage stated. It is
t fears on this account. It is apprehended that Jackson may fling himself again with irresistible impetuosity, upon the valleys of the Shenandoah and Rappahannock, and that he may appear threatening the banks of the Potomac. It is know too, that Pope is powerless, for the moment to make any stand against a serious attack. He has but few at Manassas, and some soldiers in the Valley, who watch the movements of the Secessionist detachments left with Ewell by Jackson. The Southwest. Virg attention. The army of Halleck is said to have melted away, no less than that of Beauregard. It is a fact that the Federal have made no progress in Mississippi or Alabama since the evacuation of Corinth. The Generals of Halleck are scattered. Pope commands on the Shenandoah; Lewis Wallace demands a place in the army of the Potomac; the astronomer Mitchell is at Washington; McClernand is at Corinth; Cook, Nelson and Crittenden, entrenched between Huntsvile and Decatur, make no movement; Buel