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The Daily Dispatch: November 7, 1861., [Electronic resource], Ranaway.--ten dollars reward, and all expenses paid. (search)
s, who had an excellent of opportunity of arriving at something like a certainty. Yet a Richmond paper, I am sorry to observe, referred editorially to this engagement as unimportant, evidently believing the base, contemptible Yankee version. That reference was ungenerous, shameful, truckling, and unworthy a public journalist in the capital of the new nation. Because our mortality, owing to the excellent disposition of our troops, and the unerring aim of such men as Deshier, Shoemaker, and Massey, with our little six-pounders, was no greater, be seems to think that "something is rotten in Denmark," or that other men would have achieved a brighter success. He seems to forget that we had only 1,600 men reported for duty, and that the enemy's strength, as admitted by themselves, was 6,000; that they had eight cannon, some twelve-pounders, including one rifled piece, that becoming choked, was fire but once. He has forgotten these facts, or willfully intended an injury to Gen. H. R. Jac