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The Daily Dispatch: May 1, 1863., [Electronic resource], Yankee account of the late fight on the Techer. (search)
k defeated. The force opposed to us was not large, but had the advantage of position and of making a complete surprise. The total force of the rebels both here and at the batteries below, did not exceed ten thousand men. Our loss was considerable, and that of the enemy must have corresponded with ours. Sibley's brigade was included in this number--two regiments of Texas cavalry, Capt. Sime's battery and the Va and Pelican batteries. The whole force was under the command of Gen Dick Taylor, son of the late Zachary Taylor. At this moment the whole force is retreating from our troops, demoralized and hopeless of their cause. By the time our troops had a rived at New Iberia, nearly five hundred horses, mules and beef cattle, had been collected, and were placed in kraals along the wayside. Seven miles west of New Iberia, and near Vermillion bay, in the middle of a mud lake thick grown with flag and case, rises a ledge of salt rock, the surface and depth of which h
Victories in Mississippi. Osterbans defeated at the big Black — Gen Banks routed at Port Hudson. Jackson, Miss, July 7. --Gen. Loring attacked Gen. Osterhaus yesterday, near Edwards's Depot, this side of the Big Black, and after 'three hours' hard fighting drove him across the river. Our loss is reported heavy. An officer from the vicinity of Port Hudson says Gen Dick Taylor crossed the Mississippi, under cover of our guns, last Saturday. He and Gardner then attacked Banks and routed him with heavy loss. They are both marching to reinforce Johnston. There has been nothing further received regarding the fall of Vicksburg.
ed. So much for the truth of the New York Herald. It further says, in its account of operations on the Southside, that valuable documents from Gen. Hoke were found on the person of Gen Walker, who was captured. The Yankee gunboat fleet has succeeded in reaching the mouth of Red river. This was done by means of a tree dam, six hundred feet in length, across the river at the lower falls, thus enabling the boats to float over the shoals and obstructions. Well, let the gunboats go. Gen Dick Taylor has administered such a lesson to Banks that he will not be in a hurry about repeating the experiment of a "Red river expedition."The Yankee army (what was left of it) was reported to be at Simmesport, on the Atchafalaya. The New York World and Journal of Commerce have been suppressed by the military authorities because they published too much truth for Yankee digestion. Governor Seymour has written a letter to the District Attorney of New York, directing him to procure indictment
The Daily Dispatch: May 28, 1864., [Electronic resource], The Lexington Cadets — Presentation of a flag. (search)
From Trans-Mississippi. Clinton, La., May 24. via Summit, May 26. --Banks has escaped from Alexandria by way of Simmesport. A. J. Smith's corps has gone up to Natchez and Vicksburg. The balance of his army is in full retreat towards New Orleans, being now at Morganza, on the west bank of the river. Major Gen. L. Cauby has arrived and assumed command. Banks having gone to New Orleans. It is reported, and believed to be reliable, that Lieut Gen Dick Taylor is crossing at Atchafalaya river, 12 miles below where Banks crossed. Banks's troops are reported, on good authority, to be very much demoralized. Within the last six days the batteries belonging to Scott's command have fired into five Yankee transports, crippling three seriously, knocking out the steam-pipe of one and driving off, the gunboat that came to her relief. The loss of life is not known--Three stopped at Cat Island for repaired. The forces in the district are rapidly increasing, and Col Scott is ready
Battle at Morganza, La --The Mississippian extra, of the 22d, learns from a young gentleman just from Port Gibson, that before he left that place the report had reached there that Gen Dick Taylor had a battle with the enemy under Gen Canby, in which our forces were completely victorious. The enemy's loss is stated at 1,500 killed and wounded, 3,000 prisoners, seventeen pieces of artillery, and vast numbers of small arms, and a large quantity of stores, and that when Gen Taylor was last heard from he had completely routed and driven the enemy over sixteen miles. Our loss is estimated at 600 killed and wounded.