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The Daily Dispatch: October 29, 1861., [Electronic resource] 3 1 Browse Search
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pistols and fell back in order, bringing in one prisoner. We have possession of the Virginia side of Edward's Ferry. Additional accounts say that up to 3 o'clock to-day, Gen. Stone hold his own position, satisfactorily, though his comparatively small force upon the island is engaged with some 4,000 of the enemy. Later — the rebels expect reinforcements-- Gen. Stone holds his ground. Washington, Oct. 21. --A subsequent dispatch, received late this afternoon, says: General Evans, in command of the rebel forces, has four field pieces and three pieces masked, and about 4,000 men. A prisoner, who was taken, mentions that he has 4,000 rebel troops, and expects reinforcements. Gen. Stone, at that time, believed he could occupy Leesburg to-day, and hold it. The dispatch is dated Edward's Ferry. Latest and important particulars — fall of Col. Baker. Washington, Oct. 21 --Midnight--General Stone crossed the Potomac this morning with one portion of his
five rebels were killed, one of whom belonged to the Louisiana "Tiger" regiment. None of our men were injured. Commander C. H. Pope having asked an inquiry into his conduct while in the command of the Brooklyn, in respect to the escape of the rebel steamer Sumter from the Mississippi river in June last, a Court of Inquiry upon the case has been ordered to convene in this city on Wednesday. The Court consists of Captains Shubrick, Stribling, and Sands; Judge Advocate, Geo. M. Weston. The amount of forage issued by the Government daily, in use in Washington and vicinity, is, of hay 215 tons, of grain 180 tons. The household furniture, etc., lost by the capture of the schooner Fair fax, on Saturday morning, belonged to Mrs. Elizabeth Evans, of Williamburg, N. Y., and was valued at about $2,500. It is stated that Thompson Brothers, Bankers, of New York, have made arrangements, through their agents here, to dispose of a large amount of Treasury notes for Government.