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From the upper Potomac water communication out off between Washington and the coal region of Maryland. Lynchever, Dec. 23. --The editor of the Republican, of this city, has been furnished with a private letter, dated at Honeywood Estate, on the Potomac river, on Friday last. The letter states that General Jackson, with Ewell's brigade, left Winchester on the 16th inst., and on reaching the river succeeded in destroying dam No. 5. which is a feeder to the Chesapeake and Ohio canal. By the destruction of this splendid stone dam, water communication is cut off between Washington and the coal region of Maryland; and the Federal Capital is thus reduced to the greatest straits. The only casualties to our troops was the death of a private in the 27th Virginia regiment, whose name the writer did not obtain.
ence towards secessiondom. Whenever our troops pass certain points, the inhabitants of every isolated house manifest much interest in their movements. They count every man, and the news is speedily communicated to the rebels. Those arrested yesterday are persons known or believed to have been engaged in such disloyal business. They were to have been sent to headquarters in Washington this morning. Lively operations on the lower Potomac. Washington, Jan. 15, --The Heralds Potomac river correspondent reports that the Reliance was sent down on Monday night to protect two schooners that were fired at by the upper battery at Cockpit Point on their way down. Her presence probably prevented the Page from coming out of Quantico creek and pouncing upon them. Sometime before daylight yesterday morning, as the Wyandank was coming out of Mattawoman creek, a steamer with a walking beam was seen in the river above Quantico creek. Supposing her to be the Page from her manœuvres,
Yankee depredations in Virginia. The following letter, from a gentleman who has been despoiled of his property by the dastards who are now making war upon the South, has been sent to us for publication: About the 15th of February, 1862, the United Stated revenue cutter.--,Captain Frank, landed a crew on my farm, called. White Point, on the Potomac river, in Westmoreland county, Virginia, and carried off a lot of poultry, fired a rifle ball through my dining room, and several balls through the dairy, breaking a window sash and nine panes of glass. On the 11th of March, inst, two United States gunboats landed some men at the same place, and carried off the following articles: A seine, rope, and two anchors, worth $1,050; and all the cooking utensils belonging to an extensive fishery; three well filled bee-hives, fifteen hens, four guineas fowls, six turkeys, six ducks; killed fifteen hogs, fired on the sheep, swam a colt to their gunboat, but failed in getting it on boa
The Daily Dispatch: November 7, 1862., [Electronic resource], Interesting Narrative of the Escape of Hurlbut from Richmond. (search)
We lay upon the cliffs, watching the sails upon the river, and the far gleam of the National flag as it waved in the light breeze upon the passing vessels, and the distant Maryland short. With the nightfall, we resumed our attempt to cross; and, after an exciting row of nearly three hours, the sea running quite high, slipped past the blockading line of National vessels, plainly discernible to the number of six at different points along the Maryland shore, and drew in under the shadow of Swan's Point. From this point the boatmen rowed us through devious waterways, known to themselves better than, I fear, they are to our blockading vessels, into the Wicomico river — upon the banks of which they landed us, forty-eight miles from Washington, on the morning of Monday, August 18--From this point to within ten miles of the Capital we made our way on foot, the thoroughly Southern temper of the country being sufficiently manifest in the fact that, while we met numbers of vehicles tending tow
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