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n the 26th instant. Hereto attached is the only report I have had from Captain Hill, which is marked A. The following list will show the names of owners and the number of bales of cotton destroyed by me with the steamer Milton Brown: * * * * * * * Recapitulation.--Total number of bales, 13,612. O. P. Lyles, Capt., Arkansas Volunteers, C. S. Army, Commanding, &c. Forwarded June 2, 1862, through General Beauregard, by General Van Dorn to War Department. [inclosure A.]Coahoma City, Miss., May 12, 1862. Captain Lyles: We have run as far as we have wood and think ourselves safe. Our men is all sick. Captain Johnson is very sick. We are not able to get out of the way of the enemy if we were pursued. The Emma Bet has not got wood to run here, neither can she get any. I thought I would get aboard of Johnson's boat and send this to you. If you think the Government wants her and you can get wood, you can send her back again to Memphis. If not, let her go to a place
The Daily Dispatch: December 31, 1862., [Electronic resource], Nashville political prisoners released. (search)
Robbery of a lady. --The Memphis Argus states, that during Gen. Hovey's late expedition into Mississippi a lot of soldiers went to the plantation of a Miss Hill, on Coldwater, 22 miles from Friar's Point, in Coahoma co, and ransacked her premises, taking from her $30,000 in gold, and a large lot of Confederate scrip; also, 60 mules, and much other property. Miss Hill's father died a few weeks ago, and left her an immense estate, which has been taken from her in a single day. There was no white male person on the premises when the stragglers entered, but one man the overseer, who ranaway at lightning speed. Miss H. went to Helena, accompanied by her guardian, on the 13th, to endeavor to recover her property, when the received only fair promises from the Federal commander.--No clue was obtained as to the whereabouts of her property.