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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 9. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 7.48 (search)
The Daily Dispatch: July 29, 1861., [Electronic resource], The
twenty first of July
The twenty first of July. --On the 21st of July, 1403, the great battle of Shrewsbury took place between Henry IV. and Henry Percy, in which several earls, 2,300 gentleman, and 6,000 privates were slain. On the 21st of July, 1798 the battle of the Pyramids in Egypt. The French, under Bonaparte, met Murad and twenty two other Boys, defeated them, took forty cannon and all the baggage and provisions of the enemy. Calip surrendered to him, and the whole of Lower Egypt showed before the prowess of his arms On the 21st of July, 1861. the army of the Southern Confederacy met the United States army at Stone Bridge, in Virginia, and gained a signal victory, slaughtering the enemy most frightfully.