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y were sending forces in all directions to intercept us. The Amite River — a wide and rapid stream — was to be crossed, and there was but one bridge by which it could be crossed, and this was in exceeding close proximity to Port Hudson. This I determined upon securing before I halted. We crossed it at midnight, about two hours in advance of a heavy column of infantry and artillery, which had been sent there to intercept us. I moved on to Sandy Creek, where Hughes's cavalry, under Lieutenant-Colonel Wilburn, were encamped, and where there was another main road leading to Port Hudson. We reached this point at first dawn of day, completely surprised and captured the camp with a number of prisoners. Having destroyed the camp, consisting of about one hundred and fifty tents, a large quantity of ammunition, guns, public and private stores, books, papers, and public documents, I immediately took the road from Baton Rouge. Arriving at the Commite River, we utterly surprised Stuart's cav
eeds of concert tendered by Messrs. J. Harrison & Co., Theatre, and Wells & Warwick Minstrels, at Metropolitan Hall.610.00 Proceeds of lecture tendered by Hon. L. W. Spratt, at Rev. Dr. Duncan's Church — our proportion28.75 R. F. Archer, of Mississippi--received for one case cigars100.00 From the ladies of the Relief Association, of Charleston, S. C., through Richard Caldwell, Esq.100.00 Also, nine large boxes, baskets, &c., containing everything useful to the hospital. From Mrs. Dr. Wilburn, Mrs. William C. Eggleston, Misses Towns, Mrs. Mary Cocke and Miss Randall, ladies of Yallowbusha county, Mississippi, one box containing bed clothes, dried peaches, dried apples, wine, jelly, cordial, &c., &c. From Mrs. A. B. Miller, Junction S. S. R., Nottoway, one coop of chickens and one box of eggs; from Mrs. William Robertson, of Iberia, Louisiana, one box of clothing, bandages, &c.: from Mrs. Philip B. Jones, Orange county, Virginia, one bucket of butter; from Mrs. Eliza Fourqueran
the hand; Geo Morris. slightly in the face; A. W. Shadrack, slightly in the arm. Company D. Killed--Private W. H. Stafford. Wounded--Sergeant J. Hare, severely in the hand. Privates J. W. East, slightly on arm; Jno H. Hale, slightly in the leg; Geo Knoits, mortally in abdomen; A Meadows, slightly in arm; Jno Meadows, severely in the face; A J Thompson, severely in the face; J H Gardner, severely in the shoulder; E. V. Yager, severely in the hand; D Sanner, slightly in the arm; W J Wilburn, slightly in arm. Company E. Killed--Sergeants J. H. Finks and W. H Denning. Wounded--Privates T. McDade, mortally in side; B F Warson, severely in fee; W H Cole. slightly in leg; J A Stuart severely in head. Company F. Killed — Private amuse Oliver. Wounded--Capt. Finke Caverton, severely in leg; Sergt J. M. Mayers, slightly in arm; Corp'l B Haney, slightly in hand; Corp'l G B Duff, slightly in head. Privates A. Bickers, severely in leg and breast; J. R Douglass, sever
Andrew Jackson, wounded. Major W W Foster, wounded. Company A, Capt J D Wylie.--Killed: Privates J L Allen and R H Adderson.--Wounded: Sergeant J W Flylor; privates J Moore, P Moore, J Sullivan, T L Wright, Jas Weaness, J D Cauthen, M A McCaskle. Company B, Capt Thos C Beckham.--Killed; None Wounded: Capt S C Beckham, O S W H Ragadale; privates J W McCully, W D Watsor, T M Lemone, F M Lemone, T J Stevenson, J S Ross. Company C. Lieut W T Norris commanding.--Killed: Sergt W Wilburn. Wounded: Privates J A Little john, Drury Scruggs, R H Smith, A C Lindsey. Missing: Privates J D McVeigh, and Jas Capos. Company D. Capt J T Douglass.--Killed: Corp Gen Dukes; privates F M Cator, John Bishop, H Barnett, Thos Johnston. Wounded: Capt J T Douglass, Lt J C Gross, Serg'ts J S Davis and Wm Graham, Corp'l E. D. Fry and James Johnston, privates F Comer, Wylie Easters, A J Cline, J B Gorel, J P Jeter, Jas Jenkins, G J Lee, J McJunkin, J A S Oxner, D Pressly, J L Turner.
Runaways. --The following slaves ran away from the Piedmont Railroad, at Danville, on the 3rd inst.: Heney; black, about 35 years old, has several whip marks — was recently bought of John King, of North Carolina. Spencer — hired of David Hotly, Chowan county, North Carolina. Joe and Tom — hired of Mr. Roberts, Gates county, North Carolina. A reward of $25 will be paid for Henry if taken within the State, or $50 if taken in another State, and the legal reward for the hirelings upon delivery to me at Danville. E. D. Wilburn, Sup't first section Piedmont R. R., se 8--ts Danville,
One hundred Dollars reward. --Ranaway from the Piedmont railroad, on the 14th of March, 1863, a negro named Frank about five feet two inches high; complexion brown; aged 16 years, scar on the right fore- finger; purchased of Dr. Greenhow, of King George co, Va. Said negro is supposed to be in Caroline co, Va. The above reward will be paid for his delivery on this work. E D Wilburn, Gen'l Sup't Piedmont R R. ap 1--2w
One hundred dollars reward. --Ranaway from the Piedmont railroad on the 14th of March, 1863, a negro named Frank, about five feet two inches high; complexion brown; aged 16 years; scar on the right fore finger; purchased of Dr Greenhow, of King George co, Va. Said negro is supposed to be in Carolina co, Va. The above reward will be paid for his delivery on this work. E D Wilburn, Gen'l Sup't Piedmont R E. ap 1--2w
The Daily Dispatch: April 6, 1863., [Electronic resource], Proposed execution of Brigham Young. (search)
One hundred dollars reward. --Ranaway from the Piedmont railroad on the 14th of March, 1863, a negro named Frank, about five feet two inches high; complexion brown; aged 16 years; scar on the right fore finger; purchased of Dr. Greenhow, of King George co, Va. Said negro is supposed to be in Caroline co, Va. The above reward will be paid for his delivery on this work. E D Wilburn, Gen'l Sup't Piedmont R. R. ap 1--2w
The Daily Dispatch: May 22, 1863., [Electronic resource], Jonathan and John Bull-Pent-up wrath (search)
groes: Fhn, 5 feet 9½ inches high, 46 years old, complexion brown eyes black, scar on forehead, on wrist and on the first of left thumb. Wy 5 feet 6¼ inches high 45 years old, complexion black eyes black very bad teeth, steam mere a little when talking. tall, gu bread color, about 24 years old, large knots on first ts of big toes. Joh Harris, 5 feet 8 inches high, complexion black, eyes black limps in his walk. Washington hired of Remand Ruffin, Jr, of Hanover county, Va. Jos, hired of W K Delaney, of Wilson county, H. C. The above reward of $150 will be paid for the arrest and delivery to the nearest jail of all of the above-named negroes, or $50 will be paid for each one arrested clogly. If delivered at the office of the Richmond Railroad Company, in Danville, all necessary expects will be paid and $5 per day in addition to the above for the time employed in him on E D Wilburn Supt Piedmont Railroad. Danville Va. May 19th, 1863 my 22--2w
The Daily Dispatch: August 11, 1863., [Electronic resource], Foreign Relations of the United States (search)
Runaway--$50 Reward. --Runaway, from the Piedmont Railroad, on the 2d day of August, Lewis, complexion shown, left eye out, scar on the left hip, age about 19 years, 5 feet 7 inches high. Said negro was purchased of Mrs. Robert Coleman, of Orange county. The above reward will be paid for his apprehension and confinement in the nearest jail. E D Wilburn Sup't. au 11--2aw 1m
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