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The Daily Dispatch: June 12, 1863., [Electronic resource], Particulars of the fighting previous to the investment of Vicksburg. (search)
rce of the enemy had succeeded in getting into the rear of the bridge, and Gen. Bowen was compelled to fall back in the direction of Edwards's depot. At the same time the enemy availed himself of the advantage gained and moved to a position commanding the ford, pressing at the same time Loring's right flank and rear. The General then determined to make a bold stroke, and with his division attempt to cut his way through east, turn Jackson, and effect a junction with the forces under Gen. Johnston, then supposed to be near Canton. How well he succeeded in the perilous under taking may be known by the fact that he reached Jackson on the following Wednesday with a division weary, footsore, hungry, but not dispirited, not demoralized; proud, brave, and ready to meet the foe under circumstances where proper management will give them an opportunity to add to the laurels gained upon other fields. He would have joined the main body of the army in which still moved those gallant spirits
Four hundred and fifty dollars reward. --We will pay $100 each for the apprehension and delivery of the following slaves to Lee & James, of this city: Phil, a black man, about 69 years old, and a little bald; Curril., about 40 years old, has thick lips, and frowns vary much; Recesn, about 35 years old, has a smooth, with high cheek bones, and has a dissipated look; and John, a mulatto, about 18 years old; he lived last year with Mr. Geo T Rogare, and was hired this year to Mr. Peyton Johnston. We will also pay $50 for Jimmy, a black boy, about 15 years old, who has been living with Mr. Lewis L Rarnes up to the time of his running off, about a month less. They have been seen within a short time past in the city. P M Yabe & Com. Agents for W T Tallaferro.