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The Daily Dispatch: March 2, 1864., [Electronic resource], Daring raid of the enemy — they Approach within three miles of the City — their Repulse on the Brook road — reported Fighting on the Westham Plank road. (search)
d of the column of the enemy that struck the railroad at that point until they appeared on the Brook Turnpike a few miles from the city. This was about 10 o'clock A. M. They were gallantly met by a detachment of battery troops, commanded by Col. Stevens. After an engagement of some thirty minutes with light field pieces, they were driven off and retired in the direction of the Meadow Bridges, on the Central road. During the firing the enemy threw several shells at the fine mansion of Hon. James Lyons, one or two of which, we understand, passed through the building, but happily without inflicting any material damage. It was reported last night that this column had encamped about five miles from the city on the Mechanicville road. In the fight on the Brook road, Col. Stevens had one man killed and seven wounded. This force of the enemy is variously estimated at from 1,000 to 5,000 cavalry, and a battery of artillery. The best information we have leads to the impression that their f
Judge Lyons's Court. --The time of Judge Lyons was consumed yesterday in the trial of Robert E. Foster, charged with robbing the C. S. Treasury Department of $11,000. After the examination of witnesses and argument of counsel, the case was given to the jury, who, after an absence of about twenty minutes, sent word that they were unable to agree; when the Judge discharged them. The case of Joseph John MacCarthy, charged with the murder of his wife, which was set for trial on Monday, aJudge Lyons was consumed yesterday in the trial of Robert E. Foster, charged with robbing the C. S. Treasury Department of $11,000. After the examination of witnesses and argument of counsel, the case was given to the jury, who, after an absence of about twenty minutes, sent word that they were unable to agree; when the Judge discharged them. The case of Joseph John MacCarthy, charged with the murder of his wife, which was set for trial on Monday, and from that day postponed till yesterday, was again put off till this morning.