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The Daily Dispatch: June 14, 1862., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
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he enemy, estimated at nearly four times their number. The enemy were also protected by a very strong a battle. The gallant 47th, however, charged the enemy several times with great impetuosity, and withdrew only when approaching darkness and the continued reinforcements of the enemy compelled them to retire. The gunboats, during the fight, also kept up a continued shelling of the woods beyond the forces engaged, designed to prevent the arrival of reinforcements. The fight lasted about four hours. Captain Williams, of the 47th Georgia regiment, we regret to learn, was mortally wounded while gallantly leading a charge on the enemy's breastwork. Our loss in the engagement was just sixty-five, in killed, wounded, and prisoners. The force of the enemy comprised one regiment of infantry, two batteries of artillery and squadron of cavalry. Among the forces engaged en our side was Peyton Colquitt's splendid regiment, the 46th Georgia, Gen. Pemberton is on James's Island.