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d the destruction of all the pike bridges on the South-Anna, of trains of cars, of commissary stores and depots, have been referred to in a previous letter. Each of these detachments captured a large number of horses, and destroyed immense amounts of property in use by or ready for the agents of the rebellion. Sunday and nearly all day Monday, General Buford's command was stationed near Shannon Hill, and a detachment under Captain Drummond was sent to destroy the canal and bridge near Cedar Point, which work was most effectually accomplished. Sunday night, the third, it is believed both Hampton and Lee's brigades were encamped within two miles of General Buford. On the morning of the fourth, a picket, consisting of sixty men, commanded by Lieut. Stoddard, of the Fifth cavalry, was attacked. Fifteen of our men were captured. Among the number missing are two officers, supposed to have been captured. Tuesday the fifth, the whole of the command concentrated near Yanceyville,
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories, Vermont Volunteers. (search)
l 24. Siege of Suffolk raised May 4. Duty at Suffolk till June 17. Operations on Norfolk & Petersburg Railroad May 15-18. Antioch Church and Barber's Cross Roads May 23. Moved to Yorktown June 17, thence to West Point June 25, and outpost duty there till July 7. Duty at Yorktown till October 23. Expedition to Gloucester Court House July 25. Ordered to New Berne, N. C., October 23, and reached Morehead City October 26. Duty at Newport Barracks till July, 1864. Cedar Point December 1, 1863. Destruction of salt works on Bear Inlet, N. C., December 25 (Detachment). Expedition to Onslow County January 27, 1864. Newport Barracks February 2. Bogue Sound Blockhouse February 2 (Cos. B and H ). Gale's Creek, near New Berne, February 2 (Detachment). Ordered to New Berne, N. C., July 11, and duty there till September 17; A at Evans Mills, B and C near Fort Spinola, D and G at Red House, E and I at Rocky Run, F at Fort Spinola, H at Buckwood and K o
Suspicious character. --Officer Chalkley, yesterday afternoon, succeeded in arresting and caging a man who calls himself Marion F. Barbier, as a suspicious character. For two years past Barbier has resided near "Cedar Point," Goochland county, where he was in the employ of a person called Drumwright, the keeper of a small grocery. Some few days since, the residents of the neighborhood, on learning that Drumwright had conspired with two negroes owned by Mr. Turner, to murder their master while on his way home, and rob him of his money, assembled and attempted to catch both Drumwright and Barbier, but the former made good his escape.--They, however, captured Barbier, and after consulting together, put him on a canal boat and ordered him to leave the county, never to return again. Barbier came to this city, and at once wrote to "Nora," a negro slave owned by Drumwright, inviting her to join him here, and accompany him to the North. As soon as this correspondence was discovered,
, and a woman belonging to Dr. T., whom the negro in question had for a wife, in which the husband revealed a plot between two other negroes of Mr. Turner, and a white man named De Grasse Drumright, (or, as the neighbors call him, Grassy Drumlight,) to murder Mr. Turner. It seems Mr. T. had gone to Richmond for the purpose of selling a crop of wheat or tobacco, and that the conspirators suspected he would return with all the money upon his person. They were to waylay him on his way from Cedar Point, where they knew he would get out of the boat, murder him, plunder him, and bury him in a grave, which they had prepared for him in a spot so secluded and so sheltered from observation by a thick and almost impenetrable growth of brush wood extending for a long distance on every side around, that his remains might chance never to be discovered until the sounding of the last trumpet. As the negro who told this story bore a very bad character, Dr. Tredway refused to listen to it, until he
atest news: Official report of the Skirmish on the Potomac. The following is Capt. Budd's report of this affair, made to Capt. Craven, commander of the flotilla of the Potomac: U. S. Steamer Resolute, Aug. 16, 1861. Sir: In obedience to your orders I proceeded down the river to make an examination of Matthias Point and the immediate vicinity.--Nothing indicating a hostile movement could be discovered at or about that point. Hearing that a schooner was ashore at lower Cedar Point, I thought it advisable to go down to her, and get her off if possible. A boat was seen on the Virginia shore a short distance this side of Persimmon Point, and I dispatched an officer and five men in a boat, for the purpose or capturing her. They had just reached her, and were in the act of making fast to her, when a volley of musketry was fired from the adjoining bushes, not more than five or six yards distant; instantly killing three of the boat's crew and wounding another. I imm
cers: The steamer Planet, Captain Henry Wilson left, Washington on Wednesday, September 25th, at 12 M., and proceeded down the Potomac river. When opposite Occoquan Point she was fired at from a battery erected on said point; twelve shot were fired at her, five of which crossed her deck, two immediately forward of the pilot-house, and three between the foremast and mainmast, none of which took effect. We escaped their shot only to meet with a worse fate, for at 7½ P. M., when below Cedar Point, we were run into by the steamer Delaware, Capt. Cannon, and sunk in ten minutes after the collision. The Planet had a light on her bow and another at the mast-head, and was setting the side-lights when the Delaware came in contact with us, and cut us nearly in twain. All hands were knocked down by the blow, and one man, who was on the top of the pilot-house setting the side-light, was knocked off, and fell a distance of fifteen feet to the lower deck, escaping, however, with only a spr
im. There should he be found. The gay saloons and drawing-rooms of a brilliant capital are not the proper places for a ranger, when the camp is astir with the trump of war and his men are eager for his presence. Gen. McCulloch should take better care of his fair good name and fame. Another Yankee Weeckly. The Newbern (N. C.) Progress, of the 7th inst., says: We received the pleasing intelligence yesterday that another Yankee steamer had gone ashore opposite Swansboro' or Cedar Point on Sunday night. We have not heard the particulars about it yet but may be able to give something more in our next, as Major Boon and Lieut. Colonel Robinson left yesterday to pay it a visit. A Busy scene. The Charleston Mercury, of the 7th instant, says: Our direct importers are not waiting for the blockade to be opened to begin their operations. Yesterday one of our city wharves presented quite an active scene, in consequence of the fine display of merchandise which cov
and as she nears the western shore the enemy's fleet scatter in every direction--four towards town, and eleven, with the two monitors, north and south of her. Still she keeps on her frantic race, driving them before her under the ice shore of Cedar Point, when, sooner than be beached, they finally turn and accept the challenge. There, in the midst of thirteen vessels, two of which more powerful than herself, with eight guns against two hundred, she engages the fight, gives the first signal anenable condition of the place was obvious. Colonel Williams determined, before his communication with the shore was cut off, to evacuate it, so he arranged a time fuse to the magazine, and then collecting the men together, quietly withdrew to Cedar Point. The explosion of the magazine took place shortly after. The enemy's movements. They are within the bay, and now what is to follow? Conjectures here may not be at fault. Fort Powell being evacuated, a few hours' work will remove the
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nd — that pass leading into Pascagoula sound and the lakes in the direction of New Orleans. Fort Powell is about three-quarters of a mile from the main land at Cedar Point, and at low water is fordable. It was by this easy route that its garrison escaped. If there had been no ford, it is probable that Fort Powell would still be fields,) to for bid the enemy gaining any advantage in their approach to this city. The Tribune says: We learn from a citizen who arrived from Cedar Point yesterday afternoon that the beach in that neighborhood is literally lined with fragments of the ships engaged in the late fight — timbers, spars, &c., &c. A gettles, with most of the liquor out of them, were also picked up. The fleet seemed to be busily engaged in repairing damages. There were no vessels this side of Cedar Point when he left that locality. It is his opinion that the fleet is more seriously injured than is generally supposed. Commander Ebenezer Farrand has taken c