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The Daily Dispatch: may 27, 1862., [Electronic resource], The action at Forts Jackson and St. Philip. (search)
During the same time, the enemy's gunboats fired between one hundred and two hundred heavy shell at a single picket station on the Potomac, without either hurting a man or driving off the guard. The gallant Major Walker, of the artillery, unlimbered his battery in the open field, and for several hours engaged the Pawnee, Live Yankee, Anacostia, and a tug, at long range, without a single casualty, compelling the boats to retire. They were commanded by a brave officer of the U. S. N.--Capt. Rowan--who is reported to have lost an arm in the fight. The battery at Aquia Creek was shelled for three days last summer by the Potomac flee, one vessel along expending several hundred shell with no other effect than a scratch on one man's hand and the killing of a trooper's horse in the rear of the battery. Major Walker was over twelve times last winter and fall under fire of 9 inch Dailiness from gunboats with his battery, without a casualty. Lieut. Col. Stephen Lee, of the H
Quick work of Partisans. --Capt. Wm. H. Rowan, whom we noticed on Saturday as beginning to raise a partisan troop for Kentucky and Tennessee, has already organized it, and starts out to-day! Quick work, truly, and speaks volumes for his popularity and industry. Should his emulation of the gallant Morgan be as eminently successful, we hope to see the Dispatch regularly informed of his deeds of prowess on the Border, and his many friends gratified at tidings of the enemy's daily discomfiture.