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The Daily Dispatch: April 25, 1864., [Electronic resource], Additional particulars from the Plymouth fight. (search)
of prisoners captured was as follows: 2,500 whites and 300 negroes, a portion of the latter being women and children. A large number of negroes and "buffaloes" (fit associates) escaped by means of boats and canoes, while quite a number plunged into the river, a portion of whom never reached the opposite shore. The behavior of our troops throughout the whole affair was everything that could be desired, and where all did so well it would be next to injustice to discriminate. The gallant Col. Mercer was killed while leading a charge, and thus scaled with his lifeblood his devotion to his country. He was a native of Georgia, and the only field officer lost by us during the siege of Plymouth. The following named officers and privates wounded in the recent engagement before Plymouth, N. C., have arrived in Petersburg, and were assigned to the S. C. Hospital, Washington street. They were wounded on Monday, while storming the outer line of entrenchments. Some few of the wounds were