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The Daily Dispatch: June 15, 1861., [Electronic resource] 1 1 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: December 12, 1861., [Electronic resource] 1 1 Browse Search
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here. Discretion forbids me to enter into details as regards our works and our strength. Suffice it to say that we are now a good match for a goodly number of the sons of Belial, and that ere long we can extend the invitation to whom soever wisheth to come. But among all the troops there is but one Richmond company here, the Henrico Artillery, who are assisting in manning the heavy guns. The corps is officered by Capt. Johnson H. Sands, 1st Lieutenant W. Winston Fontaine, 2nd Lieutenants Walter H. Robertson and Wm. E Ritter, Orderly Sergeant H. Lansing Burrows. They number 91 men, rank and file, and are as determined and brave a set of fellows as can be found. Our men are spoiling for a fight. Like the Kilkenny cats, they may turn in and fight themselves if they don't see the enemy. They saw a Yankee's canteen the other day, he dabbed with mire and blood, and the sight made them almost frantic. There are reports that we will be attacked soon. So mote it be. We will do
Adams, of the Dinwiddie Cavalry, were sent down for a special purpose to N. W Market Bridge. Having advanced within a short distance of the place they were fired upon by a regiment of the Yankee rascals who were concealed in ambush; but Capt Adams who is admired by all who know him as a cool, daring, and courageous officer, immediately arranged his men in the most advantageous manner possible, and in a few minutes a few well directed shots from one piece of the Henrico Artillery, Lieut. Walter H. Robertson commanding, put the dastardly village to flight. Lt Robertson won the admiration of all by his cool and courageous conduct; and what is better still, some citizens in the vicinity report that quite a number of the rascals were killed. We are certain they sustained considerable injury as they admitted a loss of four. The Henrico Artillery is from Richmond, and we hope Lt. Robertson who is a gallant and deserving young officer, and the brave men with him on that occasion, and who