Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Col. Phelps” in article pos=73 of The Daily Dispatch: June 20, 1861., [Electronic resource]:
...respondence of the Associated Press.]
Fortress Monroe, June 16, 6 P. M.--Commissary Taylor, just arrived from Newport News, reports a skirmish there this morning.
Three companies, sent out by Col. Phelps to gather in some cattle belonging to Secessionists, were fired upon by a company of light horse, and three men wounded.
The Confederates escaped, but the detachment succeeded in its purpose.
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