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The Daily Dispatch: May 28, 1864., [Electronic resource], The Lexington Cadets — Presentation of a flag. (search)
From Trans-Mississippi. Clinton, La., May 24. via Summit, May 26. --Banks has escaped from Alexandria by way of Simmesport. A. J. Smith's corps has gone up to Natchez and Vicksburg. The balance of his army is in full retreat towards New Orleans, being now at Morganza, on the west bank of the river. Major Gen. L. Cauby has arrived and assumed command. Banks having gone to New Orleans. It is reported, and believed to be reliable, that Lieut Gen Dick Taylor is crossing at Atchafalaya river, 12 miles below where Banks crossed. Banks's troops are reported, on good authority, to be very much demoralized. Within the last six days the batteries belonging to Scott's command have fired into five Yankee transports, crippling three seriously, knocking out the steam-pipe of one and driving off, the gunboat that came to her relief. The loss of life is not known--Three stopped at Cat Island for repaired. The forces in the district are rapidly increasing, and Col Scott is ready
ed in Castle Thunder. On his arrival at that institution he sent for an officer of the prison, and told him that he was Mr. Francis, late of Gen. Grant's army; that he unfortunately ran into our picket line at Tunstall's, and was captured; and that he expected to have the honor of remaining his guest for some time to come. The officer, as a matter of course, expressed his pleasure at having so "distinguished" a visitor. The following are the dispatches to the World. Chesterfield, May 26. The flank movement of the 6th corps, on the enemy's left, yesterday morning, was a complete success. They struck the Central Railroad about three miles above Saxton's Function, drove in the pickets and destroyed eight miles of the railroad--two miles below and two miles above Noel Station. A number of prisoners were captured, and among them a woman dressed in male attire, who states that she has been in the Army of Northern Virginia for three years, serving in a battery. The 1st
rica ford, and encountered our forces near Nool's Turnout. Repulsed. Tuesday, May 24--Place Oxford Mill, three and a half miles from Hanover Junction. Enemy attacked our left and were repulsed, and charged by Mahone, commanding Anderson's division. Wednesday, May 25--Grant destroys Central railroad, and swings fortifications to our right — Lee's headquarters at Taylorsville, Feeble attack on our rifle pits one mile from Hanover Junction Both armies in line of battle. Thursday, May 26--Grant re-crossed the North Anna, and again moving to our right. Thursday, May 27--Grant's left crossed the Pamunkey, our army rapidly moving in a parallel line. At 12 a heavy force of enemy appeared at Hanover C H, pressing back our cavalry. Saturday, May 28--Pamunkey crossed at Hanoverton, toward Old Church, by Federals. Monday, May 30--Grant entrenching on North and West of Tolsotemay creek. Our troops in line of battle at Atlec's Station, Virginia Central railroad Hanove
The Daily Dispatch: July 22, 1864., [Electronic resource], Quotations of the Confederate Loan in London. (search)
Quotations of the Confederate Loan in London. --May 19th, 67½ ; May 26th, 64; June 2d, 66; June 9th, 66.
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