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Averill's raid. We have some further particulars of the arrival of Averill and his raiders at Salem. They numbered about 2,800, and were composed of cavalry and mounted infantry.--They reached Salem Wednesday morning about 10½ o'clock, without any show of opposition, as far as we could learn, and immediately proceeded to burn the depot and commissary buildings, and to tear up the track of the railroad, which work they are said to have effectually accomplished. --is the commissary buildinAverill and his raiders at Salem. They numbered about 2,800, and were composed of cavalry and mounted infantry.--They reached Salem Wednesday morning about 10½ o'clock, without any show of opposition, as far as we could learn, and immediately proceeded to burn the depot and commissary buildings, and to tear up the track of the railroad, which work they are said to have effectually accomplished. --is the commissary building was stored a large quantity of bacon and corn, all of which, of course, fell a prey to the flames. The loss to the Government is very heavy, though we were unable to learn the supposed amount. No damage is reported to have been done to private property. The eastward-bound freight train of the Virginia and Tennessee Railroad made a narrow escape from capture, passing Salem only about half an hour before the Yankees reached it. A train sent from Lynchburg with the Provost Guard, Capt. Ot
lding was stored a large quantity of bacon and corn, all of which, of course, fell a prey to the flames. The loss to the Government is very heavy, though we were unable to learn the supposed amount. No damage is reported to have been done to private property. The eastward-bound freight train of the Virginia and Tennessee Railroad made a narrow escape from capture, passing Salem only about half an hour before the Yankees reached it. A train sent from Lynchburg with the Provost Guard, Capt. Otey, also narrowly escaped being taken. It was fired into when within a short distance of the town; but the engineer promptly reversed his engine and escaped safely. No person on the train was hurt. It is reported that there was fighting near Salem Wednesday evening. It is thought that this is the Yankee raid which has been so long threatened in the Yankee papers, which they promised should come in at the Valley of Virginia and go out at Weldon, N. C. We learn that the authorities have
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verill's raid. We have some further particulars of the arrival of Averill and his raiders at Salem. They numbered about 2,800, and were composed of cavalry and mounted infantry.--They reached SaSalem Wednesday morning about 10½ o'clock, without any show of opposition, as far as we could learn, and immediately proceeded to burn the depot and commissary buildings, and to tear up the track of th freight train of the Virginia and Tennessee Railroad made a narrow escape from capture, passing Salem only about half an hour before the Yankees reached it. A train sent from Lynchburg with the Provd escaped safely. No person on the train was hurt. It is reported that there was fighting near Salem Wednesday evening. It is thought that this is the Yankee raid which has been so long threatlearn that the authorities have made arrangements to prevent the consummation of this scheme.--Very little damage can be done to the railroad at Salem, as there are no important bridges near there.
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to learn the supposed amount. No damage is reported to have been done to private property. The eastward-bound freight train of the Virginia and Tennessee Railroad made a narrow escape from capture, passing Salem only about half an hour before the Yankees reached it. A train sent from Lynchburg with the Provost Guard, Capt. Otey, also narrowly escaped being taken. It was fired into when within a short distance of the town; but the engineer promptly reversed his engine and escaped safely. No person on the train was hurt. It is reported that there was fighting near Salem Wednesday evening. It is thought that this is the Yankee raid which has been so long threatened in the Yankee papers, which they promised should come in at the Valley of Virginia and go out at Weldon, N. C. We learn that the authorities have made arrangements to prevent the consummation of this scheme.--Very little damage can be done to the railroad at Salem, as there are no important bridges near there.
the regiment should never go out of the department. There is great mortality among the negro troops; and the Macon House, once a well known hotel in Portsmouth, has been converted into a hospital for them. Regiments of negroes, numbering at their organization 1,000, are now reduced to six hundred. Those is North Carolina have suffered as severely. Wm. R. Houghton, a citizen, was arrested for appearing in Federal uniform. He had been confined in Fort Norfolk for having a Confederate Major's commission in his house. He "took the oath" and was released. Among the Court proceedings we see a suit of Geo. H. Merriam, of Norfolk, against Wm. Webster, of Newport News, for $14, 1000. The property of Webster had been attached. The remains of Sanborn, the Yankee lieutenant killed by Dr. D. M. Wright, had been disinterred and sent North. The pastor of a negro church delivered a discourse over it from the Custom- House steps. Miss Susan Denin is playing at Norfolk.
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r the trial of persons whom he shall arrest. The Beast was in the city himself a few days since on a tour of inspection. Gen. Barnes, the military commandant, met him at the boat and congratulated him on his "first visit to Norfolk since the rebellion began." After inspecting the defences of the place, among which is one fortification called "Fort O'Rourke," he went back to Fortress Monroe. An effort is being made by Col. Hazard Stevens, a Yankee, to raise the "1st regiment of loyal Virginians" in Norfolk and Portsmouth. A meeting was held in Portsmouth, at which "Lieut. Gov." Cowper was the chief speaker. He was authorized by Gen. Butler to say that H men enlisted in this regiment he (Butler) would take special care that their families were supported, and that the regiment should never go out of the department. There is great mortality among the negro troops; and the Macon House, once a well known hotel in Portsmouth, has been converted into a hospital for them. Regimen
Matters in Norfolk. We have received a copy of the "Old Dominion" newspaper, containing some intelligence from Norfolk of interest. Butler has put his engine in order for work by the appointment of a number of officers to sit as a "military commission" for the trial of persons whom he shall arrest. The Beast was in the city himself a few days since on a tour of inspection. Gen. Barnes, the military commandant, met him at the boat and congratulated him on his "first visit to Norfolk since the rebellion began." After inspecting the defences of the place, among which is one fortification called "Fort O'Rourke," he went back to Fortress Monroe. An effort is being made by Col. Hazard Stevens, a Yankee, to raise the "1st regiment of loyal Virginians" in Norfolk and Portsmouth. A meeting was held in Portsmouth, at which "Lieut. Gov." Cowper was the chief speaker. He was authorized by Gen. Butler to say that H men enlisted in this regiment he (Butler) would take special care t
the regiment should never go out of the department. There is great mortality among the negro troops; and the Macon House, once a well known hotel in Portsmouth, has been converted into a hospital for them. Regiments of negroes, numbering at their organization 1,000, are now reduced to six hundred. Those is North Carolina have suffered as severely. Wm. R. Houghton, a citizen, was arrested for appearing in Federal uniform. He had been confined in Fort Norfolk for having a Confederate Major's commission in his house. He "took the oath" and was released. Among the Court proceedings we see a suit of Geo. H. Merriam, of Norfolk, against Wm. Webster, of Newport News, for $14, 1000. The property of Webster had been attached. The remains of Sanborn, the Yankee lieutenant killed by Dr. D. M. Wright, had been disinterred and sent North. The pastor of a negro church delivered a discourse over it from the Custom- House steps. Miss Susan Denin is playing at Norfolk.
Matters in Norfolk. We have received a copy of the "Old Dominion" newspaper, containing some intelligence from Norfolk of interest. Butler has put his engine in order for work by the appointment of a number of officers to sit as a "military commission" for the trial of persons whom he shall arrest. The Beast was in the citnt of loyal Virginians" in Norfolk and Portsmouth. A meeting was held in Portsmouth, at which "Lieut. Gov." Cowper was the chief speaker. He was authorized by Gen. Butler to say that H men enlisted in this regiment he (Butler) would take special care that their families were supported, and that the regiment should never go out ofButler) would take special care that their families were supported, and that the regiment should never go out of the department. There is great mortality among the negro troops; and the Macon House, once a well known hotel in Portsmouth, has been converted into a hospital for them. Regiments of negroes, numbering at their organization 1,000, are now reduced to six hundred. Those is North Carolina have suffered as severely. Wm. R
e on a tour of inspection. Gen. Barnes, the military commandant, met him at the boat and congratulated him on his "first visit to Norfolk since the rebellion began." After inspecting the defences of the place, among which is one fortification called "Fort O'Rourke," he went back to Fortress Monroe. An effort is being made by Col. Hazard Stevens, a Yankee, to raise the "1st regiment of loyal Virginians" in Norfolk and Portsmouth. A meeting was held in Portsmouth, at which "Lieut. Gov." Cowper was the chief speaker. He was authorized by Gen. Butler to say that H men enlisted in this regiment he (Butler) would take special care that their families were supported, and that the regiment should never go out of the department. There is great mortality among the negro troops; and the Macon House, once a well known hotel in Portsmouth, has been converted into a hospital for them. Regiments of negroes, numbering at their organization 1,000, are now reduced to six hundred. Those is
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