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The Daily Dispatch: June 29, 1863., [Electronic resource], The Yankee advance — a change of Base. (search)
tion was defended by Lieut. Rice and 51 men of company A. 41st N. C. troops, under the command of Lieut.-Col Hargrove, of that regiment. The defence was most gallant and obstinate, though against such odds as to be unsuccessful. They were attacked from all directions by 1,000 cavalry, 200 dismounted men, and two pieces of artillery. We give the list of killed and wounded. Killed Privates John W. Newman, Jos. Cash, and Burton Nevils. Wounded: Serg't John Buchanan, mortally, private Jno. Pitland, mortally, (both since died;) Serg'ts Alex Pearce, J. G. Hays, and Wm. Strum; privates Stephen Knott, Wm. Sherron, James Ladd, James Sanford, Dennis O'Brien, J. Satterwhite, Thos. Clopton, Wm. Morgan, D. Buck, Jas. Emory, and Isaac Jenkins. Lieut.-Col. Hargrove received a sabre cut. The desperate courage of the defenders of this bridge against such odds may be understood when it is stated that out of fifty-three men twenty-two--nearly half — were killed or wounded before it was captured.
ar down a pole and cut the telegraphic wire. While the rebels were coming in, one of the citizens who had a large quantity of flour on hand distributed it among the citizens, so that it could not be used by the enemy. I think it is General Jenkins, with the same force as before. Mr. Geo. Law, one of Frank Leslie's artists, is a prisoner at Chambersburg. Many of the citizens have skedaddled. The rebels charged on our retreating forces and chased them to near Green village. The gon loads of colored refugees arrived here this evening from Shippensburg. They were too frightened and excited to give any intelligent account of what was doing there. All the refugees arriving are unanimous on one point, and that is that General Jenkins is very severe in his contempt for, and condemnation of, the Copperheads. Some of them who have been eye- witnesses of the reception he has given them describe it as being very humiliating. There are a great many politicians flying around