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The Daily Dispatch: May 6, 1864., [Electronic resource], The impending battle on the Rapidan — the enemy on the PeninsulaIron Clads and transports in James river — troops landed at Bermuda Hundreds, &c. (search)
From North Alabama. Demopolis, May 5. --A special to the Meridian Clarion, from Langipahoa, the 4th, says that advices from Olive Branch are just received, stating that after eight hours of desperate fighting our forces repulsed and drove the enemy across Thompson's Creek. The enemy numbered 1,500, our force only 800. Reinforcements are rapidly being sent forward to Col. Powers. Another dispatch from the same, dated 3d, via Summit, 4th, says that Col. John S. Scott, commanding a cavalry force of 600 men, engaged 5,000 Yankees from Baton Rouge and Port Hudson, under Gen. Andrews, and after several hours' fighting, in which Col. Powers, Maj. Ogden, and Lieut Power behaved with distinguished gallantry, he repulsed them with heavy loss, including Col. Zeabordeman, of the 4th Wisconsin cavalry, killed, and a large number of wounded. Our loss five wounded. The fight took place near Olive Branch Creek. The enemy are in full retreat towards Baton Rouge, and Maj. Fred. Ogden
From Mississippi. Demopolis, May 6. --Information from Mississippi states that the enemy, with ten thousand infantry, two batteries of artillery, and 250 cavalry, all under Gen. McArthur, were advancing towards Yazoo City, and encamped night before last eight miles below Mechanicsburg.
The Daily Dispatch: May 18, 1864., [Electronic resource], Operations around Richmond — the battle not renewed yesterday — firing at Chaffin's Bluff — another steamer destroyed in St. John's river, &c. (search)
s steamers was blown into fragments yesterday by a torpedo in the St. Johns, a short distance below Jacksonville. She had two guns aboard, and was lowing a schooner. The latter escaped. It is not known how many lives were lost. This is the third steamer that has met this fate in St. Johns river in the last forty days. Samuel Jones, Maj Gen. A raiding party in Mississippi. The Adjutant General yesterday received the following official dispatch from General S. D. Lee: Demopolis, May 16, 1864. To Gen. S. Cooper. A raiding party from Vicksburg, infantry and cavalry, moved on the Central Railroad, and while Gen. Adams was fighting their main body, near Pickens Station, a cavalry force burnt Boughan's Station and several inconsiderable trestles. Captain Younger, with one hundred and fifty men of Wood's regiment, handsomely repulsed two regiments of infantry from the railroad bridge and saved it. The enemy retreated to Yazoo City. The railroad is but slightly
had gone up Red river to the place where the Eastport was on the sand bar. On his way Porter was continually harassed by the enemy, he having no infantry support. Steele and his army are reported returned to Little Rock, followed by Price, who kept up harassing attacks upon them. At Sabine Fort the rebels were turned upon and repulsed, after severe battles, with equal loss on both sides. Marmaduke is on the march to join Price to attack Little Rock. [another Dispatch.] Demopolis, May 13. --A dispatch to-day from Col. Scott, via Summit, confirms the account from trans Mississippi. The dispatch says: Gen. Taylor has Banks hemmed in at Alexandria, and a battery below, stopping all communication via Red river. Said battery is supported by Major Bridges's and a part of Polignac's infantry. It captured a transport with a valuable cargo of commismissary stores and 100 prisoners, and the "City Bell" with the 120th Ohio regiment, killing Col. Muda and Col. B
Exchange of prisoners. By a notice of Commissioner Ould, published in another column, it will be seen that all officers and men of the Vicksburg capture of July 4th, 1863, who reported for duty either at Enterprise, Miss; Demopolis, Ala; Jonesboro', Tenn; Vienna, Natchitoches, Shreveport, or Alexandria, La, at any time prior to the 1st of April, 1864, and whose names have been forwarded to the Bureau by the proper officers, are declared to be exchanged.
t. No particulars of the damage to citizens except negro stealing. The clothing and negroes, regardless of sex, was carried off by the Yankee force. Many of the citizen are left without a single servant. No damage was done to the railroad or telegraph. [Fourth Dispatch.] Clinton, July 4, (via Mobile, July 7th.) --The steamer Iago, loaded with cotton, was captured and burned by our troops in Arkansas river. All registered enemies remaining in New Orleans are ordered to report to the Provost. Marshal to be sent beyond the lines. Delegates have left New Orleans for the Chicago Convention. One hundred men, deserters from the Yankee army, have been arrested on their way to Mexico to join the Mexican army. Gen Canby is organizing a force of 3,000 men, either to reinforce Sherman or advance and threaten Mobile and Demopolis. The steamer Louisiana Bell, a Government transport, had been burnt on the Levee near New Orleans. Gold 235; cotton 160.
f the court martial of Rev. D. S. Snodgrass, Post Chaplain at Demopolis, Alabama. These are the charges and specifications: Confederate St. In this: that the said D. S. Snodgrass, Chaplain of Post, Demopolis, Alabama, did, in a discourse delivered before enlisted men, speak in rds to that effect. All this at Camp Paroled Prisoners, near Demopolis, Alabama, on or about the — day of May, 1864. Specification 2d. in this: that the said D. S. Snodgrass, Chaplain of Post, Demopolis, Alabama, did, in a discussion delivered before enlisted men, speak in sucrds to that effect. All this at Camp Paroled Prisoners, near Demopolis, Alabama, on or about the 22d day of May, 1864. [Signed] L. B. Haynen of the court: VIII. David S, Snodgrass. Chaplain of Post, Demopolis. Charge — Conduct prejudicial to good order and military disThe court finds that David S. Snodgras, Chaplain of the Post, Demopolis, Alabama, in a discourse delivered before enlisted men, at the Camp of
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