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s as light as mid-day, while the murky clouds overhead reflected back an apparently liquid sea of fire. Fort Pickens could be plainly seen, and its garrison seemed to have suddenly aroused, astounded and surprised.-- in a short while, however, Pickens opened with shot and shell. Our boys, not relishing the compliment, instantly returned from one or two smooth bore 44's and 33's which quickly cleared the ramparts of Pickens of all sight seers. Whether anybody was "hurt,"is not known. Pickens seemed to be, and must have been, perfectly ignorant of our movements, and from the heaviness of its fire was in a paroxysm of wrath and rage. The task of dismantling the forts and batteries, and the removal of everything worth transporting, even to small bits of copper and lead, in the face and very teeth of t he enemy, was one of a most difficult and delicate nature. This has been most admirably executed by Gen Jones. The Federal can now take possession of an unhospitable and beach.
rously as far as Aldie, and a number captured. On the 25th Robertson's and Jones's brigades were left to observe the enemy in front, whilst Hampton's, W. H. F Lal command, made up of artillery, infantry, and his own cavalry. Robertson and Jones were sent to hold Jack Mountain Passes.--It may not be improper here to mentionund the enemy in possession, and attempted to flank him by the Boonesboro' road Jones at this moment came in upon the left and opened with a few shots of artillery. on the enemy in order to cover up a retrograde movement. The advance, under Gen Jones, encountered the enemy at Beaver creek, on the Boonsboro' road. From this poirmishing with the enemy. Before concluding, I must not forget to mention that Jones's brigade, especially the 6th and 7th regiments Va cavalry, rendered most efficlast of the infantry corps. On reaching the east side of the mountains, whilst Jones was left to do picket duty on the Lower Shenandoah, the brigades of W. H. F. Le
The Daily Dispatch: May 10, 1864., [Electronic resource], The movement on Richmond--two more Repulses of the enemy by Gen Lee — affairs on the Southside — feint at Drewry's Bluff — fight expected near Petersburg Today — the Central Railroad Tapped, &c, &c. (search)
d in reserve. About one P. M, the enemy made a serious onset upon Brig Gen J M Jones's Virginia brigade, who held the advance, and the extremely of Johnson's divisiverely wounded in thigh. During the first of these engagements the gallant J M Jones, of Va, was killed under the following circumstances: His brigade it seems, exc, harness and gear. We also look about two hundred prisoners from Brig Gen J M Jones's brigade in the first engagement in the rally part of this day. Altogether, thkins, killed; Brig Gen Benning, wounded severely, not dangerously; Brig Gen S M Jones, killed; Brig Gen Pegram, wounded severely, not dangerously; Brig Gen Stafford,ing performed; Lieut Col Hanlove, slightly in leg; Col Singleton, slightly; Col Jones, 26th N C, severely, probably mortally; Lt Col Grice, killed; Adjt James. 3d Ne well. The body of Gen Jenkins is here en route for South Carolina; that of Gen Jones has been sent to Charlottesville. X. The cavalry fight near Spotsylvani
rig Gen Wadsworth, who was struck in the forehead by a ball, at the head of his command, while leading them against one of the enemy's strongest positions. His remains are in our hands, in charge of Col. Sharpe. Gen Webb was wounded. Gen Jones, of the rebel army, was killed. The condition of our army is represented to be most admirable. The cool, determined courage, in every instance, proved too much for the desperate fury of the rebels, who have been driven at all points. Thet the rebel loss in killed is not large, but that many are wounded. Gen Lee also states that he regrets to say that Gen Longstreet is dangerously wounded; also, that Gen Pegram and Stafford are wounded, and that Gen Jenkins is killed. Gen Jones is also killed and his body is reported to be in our possession. Reports from the front, not official, by parties that left there on Saturday, are to the effect that the result of the fighting on Friday was yet more advantageous to the Cal