War of the Rebellion: Serial 026 Page 0004 NORTH CAROLINA AND S. E. VIRGINIA. Chapter XXX.

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May 15-28, 1863.- Operations on the Norfolk and Petersburg Railroad and skirmishes (17th) near Providence Church and (23d) at Antioch Church and Barber's Cross-Roads, Va.

19-22, 1863.- Expedition from Gloucester Point into Matthews County, Va.

20-23, 1863.- Demonstration on Kinston and skirmishes (22nd) at Gum Swamp and (23d) at Batchelder's Creek, N. C.

28, 1863.- The Confederate Department of North Carolina extended to embrace Petersburg, Va., and the Appomattox River.

31-June 1, 1863.- West Point, Va., evacuated by the Union forces.

SEPTEMBER 2-3, 1862.- Expedition from Suffolk, Va.

Report of Major General John A. Dix, U. S. Army, commanding the Department of Virginia.

FORT MONROE, VA., September 4, 1862.

On the evening of the 2nd instant General Mansfield sent two companies of Dodge's cavalry, under Major Wheelan, to cut off a company of rebel recruits on their way to Richmond. The expedition was completely successful, the whole force, consisting of 2 officers, 65 soldiers, and 44 white men, with 28 wagons and carts and 25 negroes, were brought into Suffolk last night. The negroes were tied when the party were captured.

JOHN A. DIX,

Major-General.

Major-General HALLECK,

General-in-Chief.

SEPTEMBER 6, 1862.- Attack on Washington, N. C.

REPORTS.*

Numbers 1.- Major General John G. Foster, U. S. Army, commanding the Department of North Carolina.

Numbers 2.- Lieutenant Colonel Edward E. Potter, First North Carolina Infantry (Union).

Numbers 3.- Lieutenant Colonel John Mix, Third New York Cavalry.

Numbers 4.- Major General Samuel G. French, C. S. Army.

Numbers 1. Reports of Major General John G. Foster, U. S. Army, commanding the Department of North Carolina.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF NORTH CAROLINA,

New Berne, N. C., September 7, 1862.

SIR: I have the honor to report that I have just received a communication from Colonel Potte`21 r, First Regiment North Carolina Union Volunteers, commanding at Washington, N. C., that the rebels attacked that town yesterday morning with about 1,000 infantry, six companies

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* For reports of Actg. Rear-Admiral S. P. Lee and Actg. Vol. Lieutenant R. T. Renshaw, U. S. Navy, see Annual Report of the Secretary of the Navy, December 1, 1862.

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