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The Daily Dispatch: May 13, 1864., [Electronic resource], The movements on Richmond — the fighting around Richmond. (search)
to be about 3,000, and it is believed that they have gone up to cut the Richmond and Danville Railroad, and perhaps to keep on to the canal. The Spears raid upon Petersburg — it Marches to city Point. We have some further particulars of Spears's raid on the rear of Petersburg. On Monday, after burning Maj. Belsches's mill and dwelling, and every out-house on his plantation, they proceeded to the premises of Mr. Niblett, not far distant, when they burnt that gentleman's mill, but did n of wounds received in the fight at Nottoway river or Jarratt's. He was evidently an officer of note, or his body would have been buried where he died. In this connection it may be interesting to state, that our troops heard at Jarratt's that Col. Spears himself was mortally wounded. The enemy burnt the entire village at Jarratt's, except a small dilapidated building, occupied by an aged widow lady. In this case, the claims of humanity were for once regarded, even by Yankee hearts, and th