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The Daily Dispatch: May 11, 1863., [Electronic resource], Gen. Jones's expedition to the Northwest. (search)
. In noticing this expedition, a correspondent of the New York Herald, in a recent number of that paper, says: The rebels who had taken possession of Clarksburg on Monday were reinforced on Monday night, and yesterday morning commenced moving Northward. They crossed the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad at Mannington, fifty miles east of Wheeling, and burned the railroad bridge there, and proceeded to Morgantown, near the Pennsylvania State line. From thence they marched into Fayette county, Penn., where they were understood to have been last evening. Their force was stated at ten thousand troops; but this is probably an exaggeration, unless they contemplate moving direct on Pittsburg, which is not impossible. The utmost excitement prevails at Wheeling and Pittsburg, and also at Parkersburg, the people at each place fearing an attack from the enemy, whose strength is, as usual, greatly magnified. There is some ground for the theory, also, that all of the movements east