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The Daily Dispatch: November 2, 1861., [Electronic resource], Important correspondence — resignation of General Walker. (search)
The rebels finally succeeded in reaching their boats, but were not permitted to depart so easily. Their steamers were about five hundred yards from the beach, and our men poured volley upon volley into the crowded mass. Every bullet told, and by the shouts and utter confusion of the enemy, it was clearly evident that we had obtained ample satisfaction for the insults to our flag. The regular soldiers behaved nobly, and great credit is due to Captains Robertson and Hildt, and Lieuts. Seely and Taylor, for the admirable coolness they displayed in manœuvering their respective commands. The camp of the Sixth Regiment was almost totally destroyed, officers and men losing everything. Major Newby had a narrow escape from capture; he was confined to his bed, dangerously ill at the time of the attack, and having been assisted to dress by his servants, was on the point of leaving his quarters, when the rebels charged up to the door. One of his servants was instantly kill