NP, RCF 10/15/1864

From the Raleigh Confederate
October 15, 1864
From Eastern North Carolina
   Our correspondent at Kinston, informs us that a company of cavalry, supposed to be about one hundred strong, threatened our front on the 12th instant, at Nobles' farm, 13 miles from Kinston, on the Trent road, causing our pickets to retire from that point for a time. The Yankees then moved down the line in a northeasterly direction via Wise's Fork, until they reached the Atlantic & North Carolina Railroad at Rouse's station, where they attempted to capture six wagons, teams, and teamsters (negroes) under the control of Capt. J. J. Robinson, of the Navy Department, that were engaged in moving Railroad iron from below the lines to Kinston. They signally failed, however, and had to retreat in confusion, on being assailed by a squad of the 6th N. C. Cavalry, and a detachment of Colonel Whitford's regiment, who were laying in wait for them.