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The Daily Dispatch: November 19, 1861., [Electronic resource] 6 0 Browse Search
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Unfortunate occurrence. We report one of those unfortunate occurrences incident to scouting par the existence of war. Early on Wednesday morning last, while a portion of Virginia cavalry were out scouting on they were by another regard Filing commenced when major Bayor of Captain received a Mr. Rogers, a member company, received a in the leg below the been The horses of Capt. Morris were shoe Two of the Virginia cavalry Their names have not been Major Bayley's Mobile.
hen Witcher, who had ridden some distance from camp, was discovered by the Indians, who at once gave chase, and pursued him so closely that he was compelled to abandon his horse, and save himself by concealment in the thick shin oak thicket. Grundy Morris, another of the party, who was about three-quarters of a mile from camp, afoot, saw the chase, but not recognizing Witcher, supposed they were in pursuit of a beef, and giving notice to his comrades, they were soon in the saddle and after the Carter, an old and highly esteemed citizen was missing. The next morning he was found dead upon the field, his back scalp taken, and with twenty-five wounds upon his person; his horse was lying dead near him. An arrow passed through the calf of Morris's leg, and punctured the sweat leather of his saddle. Generally pinning him to it. Mr. Hurst was shot through the side, the spike of the arrow lodging in the spine, and so firmly was it embedded there, Dis Ryan and Douglas inform me, that in ext