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The Daily Dispatch: July 7, 1862., [Electronic resource] 3 1 Browse Search
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the result of the great struggle depends. As early as Sunday week, large numbers of the enemy passed down the Quaker road to its junction with the Charles City road, and thence in the direction of the Court House. This force, it is supposed succeeded in effecting an escape. Others left the Quaker road, and proceeded to the river ever the road running down to Shitley, the residence of Hill Carter. Esq. At 11 o'clock on Monday McClellan with his sides, stopped at the residence of Mr. Marton Cary on the Quaker road, from McClellan before He is said to Lieut accompanied that portion of the army, taking the Shirley road. The battle of Tuesday evening, one of the most terrific of the whole war, and in which immense loss was sustained by both parties, was with the rear guard of the army, which seems to have maintained the most thorough discipline. After the termination of the fight, which lasted until after 9 o'clock P. M., the enemy moved off under cover of night, and it was not
Fire --The alarm of fire at 11 o'clock on Saturday night was caused by the ignition by means of a defective flue, of a portion of the floor and wood work of the cellar of Bacon & Baskerville's large warehouse, south side of Cary, between 12th and 13th streets. The prompt alarm given on the appearance of the smoke in the rooms above, caused the speedy appearance of numerous citizens and the Fire Department, by whose intrepid exertions all danger of an extensive conflagration was arrested. This warehouse was in use as a hospital, and contained a number of badly wounded soldiers. Had the flames been left undisturbed, and gotten well under way, nothing earthly could have prevented the sacrifice of the lives of at least one hundred and fifty brave men, whose removal under such circumstances would almost have been a matter of impossibility. The parties who were attracted to the spot by the alarm worked manfully to put out the fire.