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nly ones willing to give reliable information. From them I learned that the last scout of the enemy's troops had visited the place a week previous, but that four residents of the village were very active as spies, and in other nefarious practices. Their names are Henry L. Tynes or Tyner, Richard Denton, George Crum, a miller, and George Willis Duder, also a resident of the western shore, and Mr. Lewis, who lives about five miles above Barrell Point. The road from Chucatuck village to Petersburgh is a good turnpike, and, I was told, for a distance of at least twenty-five miles unobstructed. Everett's bridge is still unburned; probably also the county bridge across Black River, where the enemy's scouts pass in and out of their lines. As daylight approached I returned on board, where the column arrived at five o'clock A. M. I can hardly speak in terms of sufficient commendation of the services of Capt. Lee, Ninety-ninth New-York volunteers, whose practical experience was of the
to quarters, was neglected to be lowered into the water. Another shell burst forward and did some damage to our second cutter. A marine was stunned by the concussion, and fell on deck, but soon recovered. Richmond Examiner account. Petersburgh, August 1, 1862. A large force of artillery, including many heavy guns, having been placed in position at and below Coggin's Point yesterday, and sighted, opened on McClellan's fleet and camp this morning at one o'clock. The firing continueared this morning at day-light, and such of McClellan's camp as was visible seemingly in great commotion. One man was killed on our side, and six wounded--two, belonging to the Page battery, badly — all caused by an accident to our own guns. Petersburgh, August 1--P. M. The casualties last night were: William F. Dalton, of Louisiana, killed; Thomas Farquhar, of Richmond, severely wounded in the thigh; Patrick Graham, of Richmond, slightly in the left shoulder — all of Dabney's battery. Al
ed, slid, and swam three hundred and fifty-five miles since the eighth instant. W. W. Averill, Brigadier-General. A national account. Webster, West-Virginia, January 3. The Second, Third, and Eighth Virginia mounted infantry, Fourteenth Pennsylvania cavalry, Gibson's battalion and battery G, First Virginia artillery, composing the Mountain brigade of General Averill, left New-Creek, West-Virginia, on the morning of the eighth of December, and a march of two days brought us to Petersburgh. On the morning of the tenth, resumed the march, after being joined by detachments from the First Virginia, Fourteenth and Twenty-third Illinois infantry, a section of Rook's Illinois battery, and the Ringgold cavalry, under command of Colonel Thoburn, of the First Virginia infantry. We passed through Franklin, and camped for the night on the South-Branch. During this day's march we again destroyed the saltpetre works that the rebels had begun to repair. Met a party of refugees, who w
ully was it managed, that the rebels in the station were not aware of the presence of the Union troops, until they were within less than fifty yards of them. The surprise was so sudden, that they did not attempt to make any hostile demonstration whatever, but quietly and gracefully yielded themselves up as prisoners. With them were taken a large number of signalling flags, telescopes, rifles, and other equipments. The captain in command of the station was away at the time on a visit to Petersburgh, and had left a sergeant and six men in charge during his temporary absence. At Brandon, a confederate agent for the collection of forage and provisions was captured, with two overseers. From a plantation near by, about one hundred and thirty negroes, field hands, were taken. These were not the only trophies; for, while these active and exciting operations were going on, Lieutenant Harris, the commander of the Gen. Jessup, captured a blockade-runner schooner heavily laden with tobacc
arrisonburgh, with a view to again attempting the capture of the garrison at Petersburgh, and then making another raid on the line of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroadosser suddenly attacked one of our trains while on its way from New-Creek to Petersburgh. It is now known to be a fact that the eight hundred men sent as a guard wi. On learning that this train had been attacked, and that the garrison at Petersburgh was again threatened, General Kelly ordered movements to be made in the mosthirtieth, Colonel Thoburn, finding the enemy about to attack him in force at Petersburgh, Hardy County, evacuated his position there, and escaped to Ridgeville, wherere to seriously injure the line of the railroad and capture the garrison at Petersburgh. He has been defeated in getting into New-Creek or Cumberland, failed to in result is diamond cut diamond. Our cavalry have driven the rebels out of Petersburgh. The enemy burned the government buildings. Captain Gleason, of the Twen
army, and District of North-Carolina, Newbern, Northcarolina, Feb. 11, 1864. Major-General Pickett, Department of Virginia and North-Carolina, Confederate Army, Petersburgh: General: I have the honor to inclose a slip cut from the Richmond Examiner, February eighth, 1864. It is styled The advance on Newbern, and appears to havepanning with a pontoon-bridge, and that the negro was watched and followed, taken, and hanged after the action at Thomuasville. The advance on. Newbern.--The Petersburgh Register gives the following additional facts of the advance on Newbern: Our army, according to the report of passengers arriving from Weldon, has fallen back tery respectfully, your obedient servant, John J. Peck, Major-General. Reply of General Pickett. headquarters of the Department of North Carolina, Petersburgh, Virginia, February 16, 1864. Major-General John J. Peck, U. S. A., Commanding at Newbern: General: Your communication of the eleventh of February is received. I
ain near Greenland at two o'clock that afternoon. We then immediately advanced in pursuit, through the Gap, along the Ridgeville road, determined, if possible, to intercept them before they reached the crossing of that road, five miles from Petersburgh. When we arrived within three miles of the crossing, I halted the detachment, and sent forward Lieut. Hart and ten of his men to ascertain whether the enemy had passed the crossing, and he ascertained from a reliable source that the enemy, ind any more of the enemy, I ordered the cattle to be collected and driven with the greatest possible despatch toward our own camp, especially as I was apprehensive of an attack by Imboden, who was reported with a force of seven hundred men at Petersburgh, only live miles distant. I am glad to inform you our loss was none, while that of the enemy is known to have been at least three killed, sixteen were taken prisoners, nineteen horses captured, and one hundred and sixty head of cattle. I
ixteenth, when they advanced on the opposite side of the river, and made an attack at Whitehall bridge about eighteen miles below Goldsboro, in which they were driven back by Gen Robertson with severe loss. Small reenforcements arrived from Petersburgh and Wilmington on the fifteenth, one regiment of which was placed in position to cover the railroad bridge over the Neuse, near this place. A battalion of artillery which had made a successful retreat from the works of the obstructions below nston, after the enemy occupied the latter point in force, was stationed on this side of the river, at the railroad bridge, and about a half a mile above, at the county bridge. On the sixteenth a regiment arrived from Wilmington, and one from Petersburgh, both of which were sent to the river, and under Gen. Clingman's command, to protect the two bridges. On the morning of the seventeenth, having no cavalry, and being unable to obtain information by other means, I directed Lieut.-Colonel Ste
hies of all patriots, and the precious recollection that they fell in the great cause of constitutional liberty. By command of Major-General Peck. Benj. B. Foster, Major and Assistant Adjutant-General. Petersburgh express account. Petersburgh, February 2. Immediately after the arrival of the eight o'clock train from Weldon, Saturday morning, a great many rumors of an engagement between General Pryor and the enemy, which it was alleged occurred on Friday, found currency in our styor's command meeting with any thing like a reverse, the advantages of the fight were all in our favor. The following is a copy of General Pryor's official despatch: Carrsville, Isle of Wight, January 30, 1863. Brigadier-General Colson, Petersburgh, Va.: General: This morning, at four o'clock, the enemy, under Major-General Peck, attacked me at Kelly's Store, eight miles from Suffolk. After three hours severe fighting, we repulsed them at all points and held the field. Their force i
Petersburgh, May 19.--Eighteen of the Monitor's crew came ashore at three o'clock this afternoon at City Point, and were surprised upon landing by the confederate pickets and ordered to surrender. Nine of them, including four officers, laid down their pistols and cutlasses. The others rushed to the small boat and pulled for the Monitor. Eight of them were killed; the remaining one lost an arm. The Monitor opened fire with a heavy gun, and prevented the capture of the boat and the survivor. Nine of the prisoners reached here at half-past 6 o'clock, and marched through Sycamore street to Gen. Huger's headquarters, surrounded by a great crowd. One of the officers is the paymaster, the others are midshipmen. None of the confederates were hurt.--Richmond Whig, May 20.
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