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The Daily Dispatch: May 19, 1862., [Electronic resource], The fight in
Giles county. (search)
The fight in Giles county. We take the subjoined account of the recent fight in Giles county from the Bristol Advocate, of the 15th inst: We this week had an interview with Rev. George T. Gray, who participated in the battle near Pearisburg, the county seat of Giles county, Va., on last Saturday. The enemy had previously taken possession of the town, taken several of the citizens prisoners, robbed them of their negroes and other property, searched their house, private and public, desecrated the churches, and committed other outrages. On Saturday morning, near two thousand of our forces, under command of Gen Heth, moved upon the town from the direction of Dablin, whereupon the enemy, supposed to be about two thousand strong, appeared in line of battle, about half a mile Southeast of the town, when our artillery opened fire upon them. The enemy fired but once and retreated in confusion. They ran pell mell through the town they had so arrogantly taken and occup
The Daily Dispatch: may 20, 1862., [Electronic resource], War Matters (search)
The fight at Giles Court-House. A correspondent writing to us from the Narrows of New river, in Giles county, under date of the 12th inst., furnishes us with some particulars of the engagement at that point. The writer states, that after scouring the country west of Lewisburg as far as New river, our forces were ordered to the White Sulphur Springs, in Greenbrier, where they remained a few days. From thence they proceeded to Dublin Depot, where they arrived on the 8th. They were immediately hurried on in the direction of Pearisburg, (Giles Court. House,) where the enemy were collected in considerable force, with the supposed intention of moving on Dublin Depot. On the evening of the 9th the regiments under the command of Gen. Heth were informed that they would meet the enemy on the following morning, and preparations were at once made for an advance. At daylight the next morning the column reached the vicinity of Pearisburg, the enemy's pickets were driven in, and a gen
Six men belonging to an Ohio regiment, who were captured in Giles county, Va., by a portion of Gen. Jackson's army, was brought to this city yesterday evening, and lodged in the C. S. Military Prison, on Cary street.
The Daily Dispatch: May 26, 1862., [Electronic resource], The
Nineteenth Virginia regiment. (search)
"Reliable." --The reliable man who usually furnishes the texts for all the war talk indulged in, in this locality arrived on Saturday last and gave an animated account of a skirmish said to have occurred on the day in question between the Abolition and Confederate forces at the head of Mechanicsville turnpike, on the other side of Chickahominy river, part of the proceeds of which were an indefinite number of wounded and dead Confederates, half a dozen cart loads of dead Yankees and thirty live ones. On inquiring at the C. S. Military Prison yesterday morning, we learned that four prisoners of war had been received there on Saturday from Giles county, but none from the head of the turnpike. There was some cannonading there at an early hour on Saturday morning, but we believe the result has not yet transpired.
The Daily Dispatch: September 15, 1862., [Electronic resource], Movements in
Western Virginia. (search)
Movements in Western Virginia. From a gentleman who arrived in this city yesterday, we have some interesting particulars of the movements of the forces under Major General Loring, in Western Virginia. On Saturday week the army broke camp at their former headquarters, (the Narrows of New river. in Giles county.) moving in three columns. These three columns formed a junction on Tuesday morning at Shady Springs, in Raleigh county, and that evening encamped a short distance beyond Raleigh Court- House. On Wednesday they reached McCoy's, in Fayette county, nine miles southeast of the Court House. On Thursday morning they continued their march in fine spirits. The enemy were rapidly retreating before our forces, and left Raleigh Court-House only a few days before the entrance of our forces. They numbered about 2,000. At that place they out port holes in nearly every house, declaring their intention to make a stand against the rebel forces. So suddenly did they leave on bea
The Daily Dispatch: September 30, 1862., [Electronic resource], Our army Correspondence. (search)
The Daily Dispatch: January 22, 1863., [Electronic resource], A Yankee raid into
A Yankee raid into Southwestern Virginia. [Correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch.] Princeton, Va., Jan. 14, 1863. Last week 112 Yankee cavalry attempted a raid which, in point of audacity, equalled that on Bristol, and came near being as successful. Their aim was to destroy the bridge across New river, about six miles east of Dublla Depot. They came by way of Sewell Mountain, Mendow Bluff, Blue Sulphur, Alderson's Ferry, through Monroe county, to the line of Giles county, on Peters Mountain, nineteen miles from the bridge. At this point they were accidentally met by four or five soldiers, who fired upon them, when they turned back and effected their escape by way of Red Sulphur and Rollins's Ferry. It is believed they were informed by their scouts about the time they reached Peters's Mountain that there was a force at the bridge, or they would not have turned back. Some 600 soldiers, returning from Bristol the day before, had been stationed there. As the scamps passe