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The Daily Dispatch: September 10, 1861., [Electronic resource], The bombardment and capture of forts Clark and Hatteras. (search)
g aside their pride, they yielded to necessity, and to prevent any more sacrifice of life, had resigned themselves to months' imprisonment, perhaps, in the loathsome dens of the Tombs ! It was truly a humiliating sight, and one long to be remembered by both parties. Every man within that little fort that day rendered himself a hero. It was, without doubt, one of the greatest fights of the age. To us it was indeed sad to see men like Barron and Sharp, of the navy, and like Martin, Johnson, Gilliam, Sparrow and Sharp, of the army, obliged to lay down their arms to a set of Northern hirelings. I sincerely hope that every village and hamlet throughout the South will be fully aroused to a stern sense of their duty, and immediately put forth their whole efforts to retrieve the sad reverses which we on that day suffered. The fight lasted for a day and a half, out of which time there were 14 hours of incessant firing, during which time they threw some 4 or 5,000 shot and shell. After