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The Daily Dispatch: June 9, 1862., [Electronic resource] 4 0 Browse Search
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of the estimated at from three to four hundred, approaching them about a mile and a from Grand Gulf. Their advance was suffered to come within about twenty yards, when they were fired upon. They halted and returned fire, but advanced no further, alarmed, doubtless, by the firmness of the resistance they met, and after some delay they retired to the town. They carried back with them the corpse of the off or who commanded their advance, and who was spoken of by them as being the aid of Gen Williams, who was in command of the troops on the transports, and also the bodies of two of their men, who were said to be mortally wounded. Nobody hurt on our side. During the absence of this detachment another body of troops occupied the town, and the whole place was the scene of indiscriminate pillage and destruction. The soldiers were given free license, and dwellings and stores were broken open and plundered. Everything thought valuable or useful was stolen, and what could not be car
Col. Williams. Col. L. B. Williams, of the 1st Virginia Regiment, who was badly wounded in the battle of Williamsburg, is so far recovered as to be considered entirely out of danger. He is still a prisoner in the hands of the enemy.