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The Daily Dispatch: February 17, 1862., [Electronic resource] 1 1 Browse Search
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s, who were about to surround our small force of Only two companies (Capt Knight to and capt ) of Colonel Jordan a regiment are supposed to have been in the fight. They had the best arms in the regiment, though not of the best. The rest were held in reserve, except Capt. Godwin's company from Robeson, which had charge of the batteries on the Tyrrell shore, and it is believed they effected their escape. Colonel shaw's entire regiment is believed is have been to the action and the 500 of the Wise Legion — making only about 1,300 men actually against the enemy. The Richmond Ripes were hadly out up as were other companies of the Wise Legion and Colonel shaw's regiment. Lieut. Bryant Cary that Col. Jordan arrived at the camp between 12 and 1 o'clock Saturday and ordered him and Lieut. Stergal to make their escape with the papers of the regiment informing him that the battle war that our men were further says that Col. Jordan told him tha the courage on both sides was dreadful.