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The Daily Dispatch: June 19, 1861., [Electronic resource], Ordnance Department, Richmond.Va.,may 26, 1861. (search)
General Pierce to support him from Hampton with Col. Townsend's regiment, with two mounted howitzers, and to mx's regiment, with two field-pieces. Bendix's and Townsend's regiments should effect a junction at a fork of to each other, also directed that the members of Col. Townsend's regiment should be known, if in daylight, by sk of the road, with two pieces of artillery, and Col. Townsend's regiment had got to the place indicated just bained blunder, without any word of notice, while Col. Townsend was in column en route and when the head of the pened fire with both artillery and musketry upon Col. Townsend's column, which, in the hurry and confusion, was feared that they had fallen into an ambuscade. Col. Townsend's column immediately retreated to the eminence n men. By this almost criminal blunder two men of Col. Townsend's regiment were killed, and eight more or less with his reserves. Gen. Pierce, who was with Col. Townsend's regiment, fearing that the enemy had got notic
g, by the steamer Georgiana.--Among the passengers were Dr. Townsend and Lieut. Reynolds, U. S. A., and Mrs. Jones and four to position on the right, and opened a heavy fire, and Col. Townsend's regiment, 3d Albany, had come up, marched in column de whose duty it was to be there. About 12 o'clock, Col. Townsend's regiment made a movement to the left, and then coming about two hundred of the Troy Rifles upon the right; Colonel Townsend, with his men, to the left; the enemy was forced out e from, I do not know. We maintained our position till Col. Townsend began to retire with his whole command.--Being left thugiment New York State troops, who will act accordingly, Col. Townsend, commanding the Third Regiment New York State troops, we enemy, will shout--"Boston." Colonels Allen, Carr, Townsend, Duryea and McChesney will take notice and act accordingls at 11 P. M., and marched to Hampton creek to support Cols. Townsend and Duryea. I returned to this camp at 4 A. M. of the