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The Colonial Standard (Pictou, N.S.), October 25, 1864
Yesterday p.m. twenty-five armed desperadoes supposed to be rebels from Canada, entered St. Albans, eight miles from the line, robbed the bank of $150,000, plundered stores and stole 20 horses; they also deliberately shot several citizens who resisted, killing one; the scoundrels then fled across the border. -- The stables at the race-course, Brighton, Mass., were destroyed by fire last night, and 23 horses, embracing some of the best trotting stock in the country, were burnt to death. -- Edward Everett made a great Union Speech in Faneuil Hall last night. -- Gold 211 ½.
[Evening] -- The Secretary of War sends the following official Bulletin dated at Washington today, noon: --
"A great battle was fought and a splendid victory won by Sheridan over Longstreet yesterday at Cedar Creek. 43 pieces of artillery were captured and many prisoners, among whom was the rebel General Ramseur. On our side Generals Wright and Ricketts were wounded, and Gen. Bidwell was killed. Further official advices state the number of rebel prisoners captured at two thousand. Longstreet, who had been heavily reinforced, made the attack at daylight with great impetuosity, breaking the Federal lines, and for a time gaining apparent success. Sheridan was on his return from Washington, and did not reach the field of battle till nearly noon, when he took command in person and achieved a great victory."
Seven of the rebel freebooters who invaded St. Albans have been caught, and fifty thousand dollars of the stolen money recovered. -- Gold 206.
By the prompt and energetic action of the Canadian Authorities, in connection with the Government of Vermont, eight of the miscreants who plundered St. Albans are now in jail, and will be delivered up to the Federal Authorities. -- Most of the stolen money has also been recovered. -- One Canadian officer was mortally wounded in making the arrest.
[Evening.] -- The trial of the parties recently arrested in Baltimore and Washington for selling goods to the Confederates, is now proceeding before a Military Commission. -- Advices from Sherman continue favourable. Hood's attempt to cut his communication had utterly failed, and his retreat southwest was becoming a rout. -- Official advices from Sheridan state that his cavalry had driven Longstreet from Fisher's Hill, when the latter attempted to make a stand and were continuing pursuit. -- Fifty guns and 1,600 Confederate prisoners had been brought in. -- Gen. Grant had ordered a salute of 100 guns from each of his armies before Richmond, in honor of Sheridan's victory. -- Conference at Quebec still in session. -- Gold, 203.