was of the opinion that it equalled our own, Certainly their artillery execeded ours by four or five pieces, and this we have from the seven prisoners we have taken, one of whom, Wm, Judd, belonged to company B, 2d South Carolina cavalry, whose horse was also captured.
The prisoners informed us that Gen. Beauregard commanded in person.
The rebel fire was from the first well directed and well maintained.
It was hot and terrible beyond anything, ever saw before, except, perhaps, that at James island.
The official report of the Federal loss is 46 killed, five missing, and 281 wounded. The 47th Pennsylvanla alone, out of 600 into action, lost 150 killed and wounded. The Yankee report closes with this consolatory paragraph;
Although the mam object of the expedition falled of success, yet we made a thorough reconnoissance of the heretofore unknown Broad river and its tributaries.
The States Dest — letter from Secretary Chase.
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