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The Daily Dispatch: January 10, 1862., [Electronic resource], Interesting particulars of the last bombardment at Warrenten. (search)
ng in the absence of General Bragg--were dispatched to the various batteries to concentrate their fire on the camps of the troops on the Island. The order was promptly executed by the batteries of Capts. West, Bachelor, Wheat, Taylor, and Lieut. Mader of the Louisiana Infantry; by Capts. Baker, Posey, and the entire line of batteries of the First Alabama Regiment, including Fort Barrancas; and by the guns of the Thirty-sixth Georgia and Mississippi regiments, reaching beyond and embracing Fort McRae. The fire from these guns was almost deafening, and far excelling in rapidity that of the action of the 22d November. The Yankees were soon dispersed in every direction, some seeking safety in holes, others behind sand hills, while by far the greater number took to their heels, laying in the shade the celebrated race of Billy Wilson, near the same locality. These troops were supposed to be a Massachusetts regiment and some New York volunteers--the latter, however, I will do the cred