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The Daily Dispatch: May 18, 1864., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
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The Daily Dispatch: May 18, 1864., [Electronic resource], Operations around Richmond — the battle not renewed yesterday — firing at Chaffin's Bluff — another steamer destroyed in St. John's river, &c. (search)
rday by a torpedo in the St. Johns, a short distance below Jacksonville. She had two guns aboard, and was lowing a schooner. The latter escaped. It is not known how many lives were lost. This is the third steamer that has met this fate in St. Johns river in the last forty days. Samuel Jones, Maj Gen. A raiding party in Mississippi. The Adjutant General yesterday received the following official dispatch from General S. D. Lee: Demopolis, May 16, 1864. To Gen. S. Cooper. A raiding party from Vicksburg, infantry and cavalry, moved on the Central Railroad, and while Gen. Adams was fighting their main body, near Pickens Station, a cavalry force burnt Boughan's Station and several inconsiderable trestles. Captain Younger, with one hundred and fifty men of Wood's regiment, handsomely repulsed two regiments of infantry from the railroad bridge and saved it. The enemy retreated to Yazoo City. The railroad is but slightly injured. S. D. Lee, Major General.
From North Mississippi. Meridian, May 14. --A force of Yankees, under General Heather, variously estimated at from 5,000 to 8,000, was at Pickens Station, on the Mississippi Central Railroad, at noon to-day, moving towards Grenada. Five thousand were at Big Black bridge. Gen. P. W. Sloat was commanding at Vicksburg.