A Diary of American Events.

November 3.— A fight took place in Bayou Teche, fourteen miles from Brashear City, La., between five Union gunboats and a large rebel force, supported by the rebel gunboat Cotton, resulting in a retreat of the rebels and the escape of the gunboat.—(Dec. 27.)

—Tampa, Florida, was bombarded by the National forces.—Major Reid Sanders, of the rebel army, was captured in the Chesapeake this morning by Captain Dungan of the gunboat Hercules, while endeavoring to embark for Europe.

—A Force of rebel guerrillas, numbering about three hundred men, under Quantrel, attacked near Harrisonville, Mo., a wagon train, with an escort of twenty-two men of the Sixth Missouri Cavalry, under the command of Lieutenant Newby, killing eight of the escort, six teamsters, wounding four, and taking five prisoners, including Lieutenant Newby, and burning the entire train of thirteen wagons. Three or four hours thereafter, the rebels were overtaken by detachments of the Fifth and Sixth regiments, Missouri cavalry, under the command of Colonel Catherwood, and utterly routed. They were pursued for twenty-five or thirty miles with great loss. The Unionists did not lose a man, —Missouri Democrat.

—The steamer Darlington, with a company of colored troops on board, under the command of Colonel O. T. Beard, proceeded up Bell River, Florida, drove in the rebel pickets below Cooper’s, destroyed their place of rendezvous, then destroyed the salt-works, and all the salt, corn, wagons, and horses which could not be taken away. Thence proceeded to Jolly River and destroyed two salt-works, with a large amount of salt and corn. Thence went to Saint Mary’s, and brought off two families of contrabands, after driving in the rebel pickets.

—Captain Flint, of the First Vermont cavalry, with eighty men of his company, doing picket-duty in the vicinity of New-Baltimore, Va., was attacked by one hundred and fifty rebel cavalry. Captain Flint drove the rebels two or three miles, and then returned to his post.—Piedmont, Va., was occupied by the National cavalry under Generals Pleasanton and Averill.


The Rebellion Record—A Diary of American Events; by Frank Moore
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