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The Daily Dispatch: December 16, 1861., [Electronic resource], Federal relations with foreign Powers. (search)
's command was only 1,200 strong, but has since been reinforced by two regiments. We have private information which mainly coincides with the foregoing. Our camp, it is stated, was surprised by the enemy at in early hour in the morning, but the troops allied gallantly to their work, and fought with the energy of desperation. The troops under Col. Johnston's command were portions of the 12th Georgia and the 31st Virginia regiments, Col. Baldwin's Virginia regiment, and Hansbrough's and Regar's battalions — in all, probably not much over 1,200 men. From statements gathered from two prisoners captured a few days previously, it is presumed that the enemy's force was from 1,000 to 5,000. Our loss in the battle is set down at 25 killed and 75 wounded and missing. Among the killed are the following: Capt. B. P. Anderson, of the Lee battery, from Lynchburg, a gallant and meritorious officer. Lieut. Lewis S. Thompson, of the Marion Guards, a son of Judge Thompson, of Wheeling