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The Daily Dispatch: November 12, 1861., [Electronic resource], The battle at Leesburg--interesting description — an affecting Incident, &c. (search)
terday found a dozen pair or more of shirts and drawers lying in a field upon the island. Many of the prisoners, as well as those who escaped, threw their guns into the river, and probably three or four hundred have been since rescued from their watery bed. I saw several drawn out with poles forked at the end, while large numbers of overcoats, blankets, and accoutrements have been added to our previous stock. In fact, almost every man in the brigade is now armed with handsome Belgian or London Tower gun and covered with a Yankee overcoat. The number of guns captured is not yet known as they are indiscriminately scattered among the troops, but it is supposed that we have twelve or fifteen hundred. The capture of prisoners. The capture of prisoners continued until nearly two o'clock on Tuesday morning; is one instance a company of forty men, consisting of volunteers, among whom were Captains, Lieutenants, and other officers, taking two hundred and fifty of the Federals in one