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The Daily Dispatch: September 2, 1861., [Electronic resource] 3 1 Browse Search
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eans. The others of his party escaped. More skirmishing. The following is from the Washington Star: Alexandria County, Va., (near Bailey's Cross Roads,) August 28.--Yesterday, shortly afternoon, our picket guard, 12 men strong, at Munson's red hill, a mile above Bailey's Cross Roads, was surrounded suddenly by a force of about 300 Secessionists, who opened fire upon them, killing one man. Another was killed by being shot in the back by one of his own comrades. Six of the twelve were captured by the enemy, and the other four escaped back to our guard (of a company) at Bailey's Cross Roads. Mr. Daniel Munson, hearing the fire so near his residence, mounted his horse to ride towards our lines. As he emerged from his gate on the turnpike, a volley was fired from the hill, two hundred yards up the road, one shot bringing his horse to the ground. The horse tell, and he extricated himself and ran across Bailey's field in the direction of B.'s house.--Nothing of his wh