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The Daily Dispatch: August 4, 1863., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
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nown to be killed and a number wounded, with about fifteen prisoners. No tidings heard of the 2d brigade until dark, when they arrived and reported that Col. Johnson, commanding and experienced great difficulty in crossing and that in addition to the precipitous banks and of all boats or other means of transportation, the enemy were hovering on the river and harassing him as far as they could. He was however, quite successful in driving them back. Yesterday a young man, calling himself Chas Rogers, dressed in full Confederate uniform, came into our lines and expressed a desire to join our command. I suspicioned him, and after a few questions, I was convinced that he was a spy. I threatened to shoot him, when he confessed he had been lying and that his name was Simon Blitz — in fact he convicted himself of being a spy. What to do with him was the next thing. I hated to shoot him, although he deserved it. July 3d.--My regiment behaved very gallantly in yesterday's fight with the