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The Daily Dispatch: October 22, 1861., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
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victory was complete, notwithstanding the Federals forced women and children to come in front of our lines to protect themselves from our fire. The result of yesterday's battle has doubtless saved Jefferson county from being pillaged by the Yankees. The wounding of Lt. Sayre. A correspondent of one of our Southern exchanges details the following conversation which he had between Capt. Hull, of Georgia, and a relative of Lieut. Sayre, in relation to the wounding of Lt. S. at Santa Ross: Lieut. Sayre is in the Marine corps, but volunteered (without a command) for the expedition. In the third or fourth charge of the Confederate troops, while in the front ranks, Lieut. Sayre fell within five feet of Captain Hull, the latter thinking that the former had fallen for the purpose of reloading his fire-arms. In a moment Lieut. Sayre called to Capt. Hull, "For God's sake don't leave me here to be murdered." Captain Hull, with two of his men, immediately fell back to