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The Daily Dispatch: January 10, 1862., [Electronic resource], Interesting particulars of the last bombardment at Warrenten. (search)
t the wharf but a few minutes, when a half-dozen shot from the enemy were thrown at her from the guns of Fort Pickens and the batteries on the island. She lost no time in quitting the wharf for the city, where she arrived without injury. Capt. West, of the Louisiana Infantry, fired a single shot, and without orders, in return. Half an hour later orders from Brigadier General Richard H. Anderson--commanding 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