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The Daily Dispatch: July 3, 1861., [Electronic resource], [for the
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[for the Richmond Dispatch.] Richmond, July 27 To the Editors of the Dispatch: You publish this morning what you justly term a highly interesting account of the chief one of the series of cannonades which have transpired at Aquia Creek. The writer omits to mention, however, what I have hardly seen hinted at in any of the numerous accounts of the same occurrences — that, with the exception of a few men from Fredericksburg, the guns were worked by the "Stafford Guards," Capt. J. Douglas Bruce. Rarely have new troops shown equal steadiness, and that displayed in these, the first artillery actions of the war, has not yet been surpassed. I am sure these few lines of justice to brave men will be welcome to your well stored columns. E.