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The Daily Dispatch: October 12, 1861., [Electronic resource], Another account of the battle on Greenbrier River. (search)
nded. They were, probably, 6,000 strong, and lost at least 300 killed and wounded. We were considerably the weaker party, and lost, killed and wounded--I know to a certainty--not exceeding 18. Capt. Reld, of the 3d Ark. volunteers, lost one--Wm. O. Blocker — killed, and one--John G. Carter — missing. They were pickets, and never did braver boys die more gallantly, Blocker continuing to load and shoot after being shot through the jaw, could not be prevailed on to withdraw to a safe place, was fBlocker continuing to load and shoot after being shot through the jaw, could not be prevailed on to withdraw to a safe place, was found today immediately in the road, whose body was at least a monitor to the murderous souls of our enemy of a fact they ought by this time to realize, that many such brave and noble youths will block their passage to our homes. Peace be with you, my friend — a better, braver boy never met a more honored fate. We fear the worst for our follow-soldier from Kentucky, J. G. Carter, We will, however, yet hope to see him return, believing an All wise providence favors the brave and just, and that<