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The Daily Dispatch: April 25, 1864., [Electronic resource], Capture of a gunboat — official Dispatch. (search)
Capture of a gunboat — official Dispatch. The following official dispatch was received at the War Department yesterday: Demopolis, Ala., April 23d. To Gen. S. Cooper: Brig. Gen. Wirt Adams, Commanding Cavalry on the Yazoo River, telegraphs me from Yazoo City, on the 22d inst., to this effect: I have the honor to report the capture of a gunboat to-day, near the city, while lying near the shore. She was attacked by a section of artillery and a detachment of sharpshooters under Col. Griffith, who drove the men from the guns and finally the crew from the boat. I removed her fine armament of eight twenty-four pounder guns and the most valuable stores, and had her burned to the water's edge. The captain and pilot are prisoners in my hands, and a number of the crew. My casualties are small. L. Polk, Lieut. General.
The Daily Dispatch: April 25, 1864., [Electronic resource], Additional particulars from the Plymouth fight. (search)
From Trans Mississippi. Mobile, April 23. --Western dispatches report that Banks is retreating on Natcher, and Gen. Taylor pursuing. Transports are coming out of Red river loaded with wounded. It is reported that we captured fourteen gunboats that were aground above the Red river falls. Official news has been received of the capture of a gunboat on the Yazoo river carrying eight 24 pounders. Her guns and stores were removed, and the boat burnt. [Second Dispatch.] Demopolis, April 23. --A dispatch from Canton, 22d, says: Gen. Taylor captured 7,000 prisoners, 400 negroes, and 19 pieces of artillery in Louisiana. Two hundred and twelve Federal prisoners, captured by Forrest at Fort Pillow, and by Cols. Ives and Jackson near Florence, were brought here to-day.