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The Daily Dispatch: June 19, 1861., [Electronic resource], Ordnance Department, Richmond.Va.,may 26, 1861. (search)
ation upon Little Bethel in front, and to have him supported by Colonel Bendix's regiment, with two field-pieces. Bendix's and Townsend's regBendix's and Townsend's regiments should effect a junction at a fork of the road leading from Hampton to Newport News, something like a mile and a half from Little Bethet News, had got into the position indicated upon the sketch, and Col. Bendix's regiment had been posted and ordered to hold the fork of the rte and when the head of the column was within one hundred yards, Col. Bendix's regiment opened fire with both artillery and musketry upon Colately retreated to the eminence near by, and were not pursued by Col. Bendix's men. By this almost criminal blunder two men of Col. Townsend', and resumed the line of march. At the moment of the firing of Col. Bendix, Col. Duryea had surprised a part of an outlying guard of the ens from the unfortunate mistake — to call it by no worse name --of Col.Bendix. I will, as soon as official returns can be got, give a full