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The Daily Dispatch: July 8, 1861., [Electronic resource] 1 1 Browse Search
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The fight at Kelley's Island.interesting particulars.death of Capt. Richard Ashby. We copy the following interesting particulars of the skirmish which took place at Kelley's Island, near Romney, on Saturday, the 29th ult., from the Winchester Republican.--It is with much regret that we find in the postscript attached, the announcement of the death of that gallant here, Capt. Richard Ashby, From Mr. H. G. Pickett, a member of Capt. Ashby's company, we have the following particulars of the fight, which can be relied on as strictly correct: On Thursday morning last, Colonel Turner Astiby left the camp at Col. George Washington's, in Hampshire county, five miles north of Romney, on a scouting expedition, with 11 men under his command, and proceeded is the direction of Patterson's Creek depot. Near the same hour, Captain Dick Ashby left his quarters on Patterson's Creek, some 10 miles from Patterson's Creek Depot, with 19 men under his command, and proceeded in the direct