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The Daily Dispatch: December 16, 1861., [Electronic resource] 4 0 Browse Search
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. A, From the Potomac — Exchange of Frots. From the Fredericksburg Recover, of the 15th, we gather the following: On Wednesday evening--as we learn from one of its omicers, who was with them — the 30th Virginia regiment, in returning from Mathias to their old quarters, and whilst crossing from Pratt's to Marlboro Pomt, was upon by a tag lying off in the river some fifteen times, but with the usual gratifying result of "nobody hurt" on our side. Smith's permanent battery, on Pratts Point fired one shot at the tug, but it failed to reach. Capt. Cook, however, who is almost as ubiquitous and as skillful as Walker, come up and gave them the benefit of some seven or eight or his pills; whether they did execution we cannot say positively, but on the firing of the last gun from his battery, the tug screamed most furiously with her whistle, and backed out in "good order style." The other tug, lying off on the Maryland shore, came to her assistance, and they both put themselves
The Daily Dispatch: December 16, 1861., [Electronic resource], A Federal launch on the Attakapas Coast — capture of the Confederate Schr. Purdy. (search)
Firing on the Potomac. On Thursday morning last, a Federal steamer, supposed to be the old Mount Verson, which has been razed, anchored off Boyd's Hole, below Pratt's Point, on the Potomac, as supposed for the purpose of reconnoitering. Capt. Cook, finding that she was only about two miles distant from his battery, concluded to have a little artillery practice, and accordingly-opened fire on her about 9 o'clock. He fired some fifteen or twenty rounds, and, as near as could be ascertainedas possible, and vented her spite by shelling an old vacant house some distance below, but did no damage whatever. Two Federal steamers came down the river the same day, directly after the firing, and anchored off the Maryland shore opposite Pratt's Point. One of them took seven companies on board and returned up the river and the other remained there at last accounts. These facts we learn from a gentleman who witnessed the cannonade. There was firing from the Evansport batteries on two or t