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ion. Our loss was also severe — a Georgia regiment, of Bate's brigade, losing forty men killed and wounded. Capt Claybrook, of 20th Tennessee, was mortally wounded. At Liberty Gap, which is six miles Northwest of Bell Backle, the latter place being about five miles North of Wartrace, our pickets were also driven in by the enemy, when their advance was checked by the gallant brigade of Brig-Gen. St. John Liddell, of Major-General Cleburn's division, which soon became hotly engaged, Capt. Scott's battery of artillery keeping up a destructive fire. The enemy attempted to flank us on the right, with a view of gaining our rear, which forced Gen. Liddell to fall back two miles. Our loss was three killed, including Capt. Frisk, of the 5th Arkansas, and sixteen wounded, including Capt. Osborn, of the 13th and 15th Arkansas. Capt. Helm, of the same regiment, was reported missing. It is believed that Rosecrans is determined to bring on a general engagement, anticipating a reverse
er. --Some two weeks since we noticed the fact that one of the prisoners in the city jail, John Scott, had killed a fellow prisoner, named James Powers, with a brick, and that he was in confinemenhad he not been promptly secured would doubtless have succeeded. With many other bad characters Scott was confined on the north side of the jail, that being most secure. Knowing the hours of the pruth side. When Sergeant Hall went into the north yard to lock up the prisoners for the evening, Scott slipped through the hole he had made in the brick partition into the south side, climbed up the awing his fire arms, commenced firing rapidly through the south gate. Finding himself in danger Scott ran into the south yard to escape the bullets, seeing which one of the servants closed the southott ran into the south yard to escape the bullets, seeing which one of the servants closed the south gate and prevented all escape. Scott has since been ironed and will be cased for in the future.
The Daily Dispatch: July 7, 1863., [Electronic resource], The Yankee movement around Richmond. (search)
will have been not greatly superior to ours. If Longstreet was able not only to check, but actually to defeat their whole army with his single corps, what may we, not expect from the whole army of Lee? If the decisive battle has yet been fought, it must have been on the 4th, 5th, or 6th of July. These three days are all memorable in the history of mankind. Everybody knows what the 4th of July was famous for. On the 5th, in 1814, was fought the battle of Chippewa, in Canada, where old Scott distinguished himself. On the 6th July, 1869, occurred the great battle of Wagram, between the French under the Emperor Napoleon, and the Austrians under the Archduke Charles. It was one of the most tremendous conflicts of which there is any account in the history of the world. It was fought by 300,000 warriors, in sight of as many eye-witnesses; for the battle field lay in full view of Vienns, and every steeple, roof, and window, that commanded a sight of it, was crowded with spectators.