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The Daily Dispatch: December 20, 1862., [Electronic resource] 6 0 Browse Search
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary 4 0 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 4 0 Browse Search
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to the enemy. Pending the Revolutionary war, the enemies of our ancestors were alike successful in penetrating the interior of the country with fire and sword, carrying desolation in their train — plundering, burning, and murdering. While Washington was at his headquarters in the year 1781, he learned that the enemy had made a raid up the Potomac to Mount Vernon, and demanded supplies from his relative, who had been left in charge of his effects; and, to his indignation, that this person, nistered to the urgent, who thus compromised his honor, has been preserved, and is to be found in the volumes of his correspondence. It is pertinent to the present crisis, and we reproduce it as worthy of consideration and imitation: To Lund Washington, at Mount Vernon. New Windsor, 30th April, 1781. Dear Lund: I am very sorry to hear of your loss I am a little sorry to hear of my own; but that which gives me most concern is, that you should so on board the enemy's vessels and furn
seriously. Gen. Meagher, shot in the leg and will probably lose it. Col. Nugent, of the 69th New York, was badly wounded in both legs. Gen Corcoran was in the fight, but escaped unhurt. Col. Sinclair, of Pennsylvania, was dangerously wounded. Capt. Hendrickson, commanding the 9th N. Y. militia, was wounded seriously. The 5th New Hampshire suffered severely. Col Cross was wounded in the abdomen, Major Sturdivant killed, Adj't Dadd killed. A telegram from Washington, dated the 14th says: "Gentlemen in high public positions repeat the assertion as coming from Gen. Burnside, that men enough, and therefore desires no further reinforcements." A letter from Baltimore to the Philadelphia Inquirer, dated the 13th, says: "Gen. Burnside nor our country can afford a defeat under existing circumstances." Referring to the battle of Saturday, the Baltimore American, of Tuesday evening, says: "The impression at Washington yesterday wa