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the War news — rout of the Yankee raiders — Gen Ler's official Dispatch — reported capture of an entire brigade, &c. The following dispatch from Gen. Lee was received at the War Department yesterday morning: Headq'rs Army Northern Va.,June 29, 1864--8:30 P M. Secretary of War:Sir: General Hampton reports that he attacked the enemy's cavalry, yesterday afternoon, on their return from Staunton river bridge, this side of Sappony Church, and drove them beyond that point. The fight continued during the night, and at day light this morning, he turned their and routed them. When they reached Ream's Station they were confronted by a portion of Mahone's division, who attacked them in front, while their left flank was turned by Gen. Fitz Lee's cavalry. The enemy was completely routed, and several pieces of artillery, with a number of prisoners, wagons, ambulances, etc., captured. The cavalry are in pursuit. R. E. General. It appears tha<
The Daily Dispatch: July 7, 1864., [Electronic resource],
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The militia. The steady and gallant conduct of the militia of Virginia on every occasion in which their services have been demanded, is one of the most noticeable features of this contest, and is an element of defensive strength which cannot be overrated. The militia of Petersburg, of Richmond, of Lynchburg, of the Staunton river, of the Valley, have fought like veterans, and have actually beaten superior numbers of regular troops. In but one battle, that in the Valley, have they been defeated, and that was not their fault. All accounts concur that they fought bravely to the last in that unfortunate fight. We have always regarded the sneers at the militia as undeserved, and the use of the slang term "melish" is ridiculous in the extreme. They are now a disciplined as well as heroic body of men. When it is necessary to call them into the field, and they are commanded by good officers, they will prove themselves equal to any troops in the service.
The Negroes whose names are given below were recaptured from the Yankees in their late raid on the Danville railroad. Their owners can obtain them by applying to Captain. R. H. Fitz Hugh, C. S. Engineer, at the Staunton River Bridge, on that railroad. L. A. Dade, Lieutenant Engineers. List of Negroes Recaptured from the Yankee Raiders, and turned over to Captain R. H. Fitzhugh, at Staunton river Bridge: Name of Owner Name of Negro. Where From. Dr. And'w Field, Amos, Greenville co, Va Edward Wyatt, Davy, Greenville co, Va Wm. Wyatt, Cyru, Greenville co, Va, Miss. S. Atkins, Billy, Sussex co Va G. W. Payham, Arthur, Sussex co Va Dr. Henry Hunt, Adam, Sussex co Va Jacob Vanmeter, Jim Smith, Hardy co, Va Capt. B. Hudgins, Carter, Dinwiddie co, Va Patrick Lewis, Dick, Dinwiddie co, Va Robt. Sydnor, Alick, Dinwiddie co, Va Mrs. Pull Cox, Erasmus, Brunswick, Va Wilkins Spencer, John, Bru
The railroad bridge across Staunton river is nearly completed. It is a most substantial structure, and as durable as the one destroyed by the army.