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The Daily Dispatch: May 25, 1863., [Electronic resource], Yankees in King George and Westmoreland. (search)
Yankees in King George and Westmoreland. A correspondent, writing from Port Royal under date of the 21st, states that the Yankees have withdrawn their pickets from Port Conway, just opposite Port Royal; but scouting parties appeared there almost daily. A courier had just arrived, bringing information that five Yankee gunboats had come up to Layton's Ferry, in Westmoreland, about 15 miles below Port Royal. He also stated that about 1,000 Yankee cavalry were encamped in Westmoreland, just opposite Layton's, and that they were committing many depredations upon the country adjacent to that point.
d occupation of South Carolina by the Union forces, the intention of the Government has been indicated to place Major-General Butler in command of that Department as soon as General Gillmore and Admiral Dahlgren have completed their work. A letter from the Army of the Potomac states that about two hundred Germans of the 20th New York volunteers who mutinied, and were sentenced to hard labor during the war, have had their sentence commuted. The rebels have a considerable force at Port Conway, and are prosecuting their conscription vigorously. General Kilpatrick had a skirmish with them several days ago, and was compelled to fall back from his reconnaissance. Miss Bell Boyd was committed to the Old Capitol prison on Friday. She was arrested at Martinsburg. A tornado and hail storm recently passed over a portion of Indiana, doing great damage to the crops and destroying the mast. The New York Times, of the 29th, says: Our Government ought at once to make
A dispatch from Washington; dated the 1st inst., has the following about expected movements by Gen. Lee on the Rappahannock: A report reached Washington to-day that a large number of the rebel army yesterday crossed the Rappahannock at Port Conway, for the purpose, it is supposed, of flanking Meade's forces. Although such a movement is not improbable, the report needs confirmation. Later.--The reported movement of Lee across the Rappahannock at Port Conway yesterday is not genPort Conway yesterday is not generally credited, but important movements in that quarter may be expected soon, now that the season for active military operations has opened. Rumors are rife of various movements of rebel troops in our front, which a day or two will determine positively. Reported defeat of Gen. Sterline Price. A dispatch from St. Louis, dated the 2d inst., says: Gen. Steele telegraphs Gen. Schofield from Duvall's Bluff, Arkansas, dated Aug. 26th, that our advance, under Gen. Davidson, has d
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