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Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories 587 133 Browse Search
Elias Nason, McClellan's Own Story: the war for the union, the soldiers who fought it, the civilians who directed it, and his relations to them. 405 1 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 258 16 Browse Search
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William F. Fox, Lt. Col. U. S. V., Regimental Losses in the American Civil War, 1861-1865: A Treatise on the extent and nature of the mortuary losses in the Union regiments, with full and exhaustive statistics compiled from the official records on file in the state military bureaus and at Washington 153 31 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 5. (ed. Frank Moore) 139 3 Browse Search
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Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 2. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.) 119 1 Browse Search
The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 1: The Opening Battles. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 111 3 Browse Search
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McKesson, Esq., of Morganton, N. C. arrived here yesterday, by the York River ears, having left Yorktown in a small skiff on Monday morning, by which means he reached West Point in time for the train.ed of not more than 1,800 or 2,000 men. This place is six miles from Newport News, sixteen from Yorktown, and eight from Hampton. On Saturday afternoon, Captain McDowell's company from Asheville,rried their dead and wounded in two carts and a buggy to Hampton. The prisoner was sent to Yorktown in charge of a gallant youth named William Lorance, and another private whose name we have not heard. [This account of the skirmish varies essentially from that given by our Yorktown correspondent. The Howlizers, it seems, are entitled to no small due of the credit.] Nothing of interThey at once made preparations for a deadly conflict. At this point our informant left for Yorktown, and on arriving there, met Col. DeRussy's Louisiana Regiment, 1,000 strong, in rapid march tow
ned at the Bethel, on the line between York and Elizabeth City counties, was attacked to-day by from 3,000 to 4,000 Federal troops, who were repulsed with a loss of 300 men in killed and wounded, while we only lost five on our side. Our loss was from the Nottoway Cavalry alone, whose horses, it seemed, mired in attempting to pass from the attack of an overwhelming force to the rear of McGruder's redoubt. The object of the Federal forces seems to have been to fall upon the force at Yorktown, and in their route were compelled to pass McGruder's lines. The battle lasted several hours, and the discharges of cannon were heard at this place very distinctly. Our brave boys were following up their victory when dispatches were sent out. We have pretty much the same report from two sources--one direct from the scene of action by a perfectly reliable party — and both tally so nearly that their truth, with some slight modifications, may be received with perfect confidence. You ma
From Yorktown.[special correspondence of the Dispatch.] Yorktown, June 11, 1861. An engagement; lasting four hours, took place yesterday (Monday) between five regiments of the troops from Old Point and 1,100 Confederate troops, consisting of Virginians and North Carolinians, under General Magruder, at Bethel Church, York county. Before telling you of the battle, I will give you some circumstances preceding it. About two weeks ago, a party of 300 Yankees came up from Hampton and occupied Bethel Church, which position they held a day or two and then retired, leaving written on the walls of the Church several inscriptions, such as "Death to the Traitors!" "Down with the Rebels!" &c. To nearly all of these the names of the writers were defiantly signed, and all of the pensmen signed themselves as from New York except one who was from "Boston, Mass., U. S." To these excursions into the interior, of which this was the boldest, General Magruder determined to put a stop, and accordi
s they always have done, they again rallied, when they were driven off with a loss of three hundred men. Our loss is small when compared with theirs, being only six; but I am sorry even to have to record this loss, and that, too, from the ranks of the brave sons of Nottoway. I believe the above statement to be true, as it came direct from Bethel through the dispatch Beater from that post. W. P. S--Dr. Vaughan, First Lieutenant of one of the companies, just from the field of battle, reports a heavy loss on the side of the enemy — number not exactly known. We had one of our picket guards taken, and one man killed; several wounded. The enemy took one of our batteries, but were soon routed by a charge from the North Carolina Regiment. We had about 1,200 men to the odds of 4,000. Reinforcements have been sent from Yorktown — a battle expected to-day. They have 13,000 in and around Old Point. Cannot Richmond spare us a few more men ? W. Tuesday morning, June 11, 186
Correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch.from Yorktown.another account of the skirmish. Yorktown, (Sunday) June 9. I have now been here exactly one fortnight, yet in all that time I have not communicated with the Dispatch. My excuse is a very good one put as it would fill up space, and not interest your readers, I shall not make it at present.--You have had a pretty accurate detail of the operations of the Howitzers from other sources, and it is not allowed to tell all we know of militYorktown, (Sunday) June 9. I have now been here exactly one fortnight, yet in all that time I have not communicated with the Dispatch. My excuse is a very good one put as it would fill up space, and not interest your readers, I shall not make it at present.--You have had a pretty accurate detail of the operations of the Howitzers from other sources, and it is not allowed to tell all we know of military plans; though, by-the-by, that is little enough. In the absence of knowledge, we have a thousand rumors every day, and they generally turn out to be as worthy of credit as rumors generally are, and not one bit more so. Things at present seem to have a downward tendency; that is, every eye is eagerly turned to the country below us. Brisk operations upon a small scale are going on there. Day before yesterday, Captain Werth, of the Pittsylvania Troop, while reconnoitering in the country aroun
xploit &c. Bethel Church, Eight miles from Hampton, York Co., Va., June 9th. As you will see by the date of my letter, we have again changed our quarters. We are now about eight or nine miles this side of Hampton, at Bethel Church, York county, and nearer the enemy than we have ever been yet, being almost in cannon shot of them. We are all in good spirits, and still eager for a fight. I have had the pleasure of seeing any number of Yankee soldiers and spies. The day we left Yorktown, (Thursday last,) I saw three prisoners--one a soldier and two spies. They were captured by a scouting party, and two or three of their "pals" were shot dead in their attempt to escape. We were startled at this place yesterday by the arrival of another of the same sort, being a soldier belonging to the New York Second Regiment. He was captured about six miles from here. On being informed that some 15 or 20 Yankee soldiers were down below here on a farm, some one came riding up,
Correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch,from Pig Point. Camp Jackson, near Pig Point, June 10th, 61. Our men were aroused early this morning by the distant noise of cannon and musketry. It continued for some time, and as near as we could learn, it was in the direction of Yorktown. We have been expecting a fight every day at this point, but the prospects are now better than before. A strong detachment of the Louisiana Regiment is encamped between us and Pig Point, throwing up heavy fortifications along the coast, mounting guns, &c. Never were there collected together before a stronger-looking body of men than the Louisianian. I am told there is not one on the sick list in this regiment. No ship has appeared yet to resist the progress of their battery. I reckon from what the Harriet Lane has told them, they think it is pretty hard timber down in these quarters for Old Abe to split. The weather, for some days, has been very cloudy and rainy, and frequently col