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The Daily Dispatch: May 26, 1862., [Electronic resource], The Campaign in Southwestern Virginia. (search)
ain body and retard its movements so as to secure time for the complete removal of our stores at Mercer C. H., and enable the Government to assemble a force on the railroad, upon which it was manifest the enemy was marching by way of Mercer C. H. The attack was made about daylight by Lieut. -Col Fitzhugh, his force being divided into three parts. One division of his little force attacked the f ambuscades into which the Yankee knights fell taught them to be wary. Thus our forces reached Mercer C. H., beyond which the enemy did not pursue. Col. Jennifer then met Lieut.-Col. Fitzhugh, and,ts. For this he was coinsured a an "alarmist" He was also gravely consured for not remaining at Mercer C H., and thereby preventing the farther advance of this "squad" of Yankees — everybody insistinhan our own, and this is now supposed to be but half the force with which the enemy marched upon Mercer C. H., the remainder being at the latter place So much for Col. Jennser's "alarms," and the cens