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The Daily Dispatch: August 22, 1861., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
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From Alexandria Alexandria Aug. 17. --In the skirmish yesterday at P. nick Church, Captain Boyd, Philadelphia company of cavalry, behaved most doubly, charging after the Confederate cavalry for three miles. The man killed on our side was named Jacob Owen, he was builed to-day with military honors. John V. Williams and Washington Lancaster, also of Philadelphia were taken prisoners by becoming detached from the main body two of the Confederates are known to have been killed. The court martial in session here investigating the charges a Col. Milen adjourned to-day until the 15th of September, The prosecution had closed, and five witnesses for Col. Miles had been heard, when an order was received from Washington, adjourning the court and granting a full furlough to the Colonel up to that time. The object of the order is not publicly known. By order of the provost marshal, between forty and fifty barrels of porter, ale and lager beer were to-day emptied into the s