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The Daily Dispatch: February 8, 1864., [Electronic resource], Another movement of the enemy from the Peninsula. (search)
oning but few stores, with the loss of fifty to one hundred men and one section of light artillery. Our forces are now so arranged that we are confident of a successful resistance. Almost simultaneously with this attack the enemy advanced on the south side of the Trent, with what force it is difficult to estimate, and were handsomely repulsed. Our communications continue with Morehead city, but the enemy are near the railroad with the evident intention of cutting it. The commander Beaufort is aware of the situation, and will use every effort to prevent the interruption of the road. (Signed) J. W. Palmer, Brig.-Gen. Later.--The section of artillery supposed to be captured is at Buck Creek, and may be preserved. Confederate raid on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad destruction of bridges — cavalry fighting — capture of Brigadier General Scammon. The following telegrams tell the Yankee side of the history of Gen. Early's operations against the Baltimore and Ohio