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The Daily Dispatch: July 7, 1863., [Electronic resource], The Yankee movement around Richmond. (search)
The Yankee movement around Richmond. By the train on the York River road yesterday we learn that a large number of Yankees were at Barhamsville and Talleysville, New Kent, and it was generally believed that Dix's army was on its retreat down the Peninsula. They had picketed very strongly from Tunstall's across to the Pamunkey river, to prevent, it is supposed, our discovery of their having evacuated the White House. The movements of the enemy in the direction of Hanover, since their signal repulse at South Anna bridge on Saturday night, indicate that they have given up the idea of further offensve operations against Richmond from that quarter. General Cook, who commanded at the bridge, informs the Government that the assault on Saturday night was made by three brigades, and after a sharp engagement they were repulsed, and finally driven off. His information in reference to their subsequent movements corresponds with that published by us yesterday, that they're crossed the