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The Daily Dispatch: January 10, 1862., [Electronic resource], Interesting particulars of the last bombardment at Warrenten. (search)
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 that of the action of the 22d November. The Yankees were soon dispersed in every direction, some seeking safety in holes, others behind sand hills, while by far the greater number took to their heels, laying in the shade the celebrated race of Billy Wilson, near the same locality. These troops were supposed to be a Massachusetts regiment and some New York volunteers--the latter, however, I will do the credit to say, behaved much better, and towards night, after their fright had subsided, frequently cheered what they considered good shots at our batteries.--Whether any of them were killed we have no means of ascertaining; but their tents and camp were knocked into the middle of January, certain. After the dispersion of these regiments, the
y. Mr. Anderson, of Botetourt, said he had conferred with the Secretary of War, and the Secretary had expressed the desire that Virginia might afford the Confederate Government all the facilitates in its power for transporting troops. Mr. Wilson, of Isle of Wight, thought the bill was formed in accordance with certain plans of General Floyd for the campaign in Southwestern Virginia. Mr. Anderson, of Botetourt, corrected the gentleman. General Floyd's only connexion with the measure was in the character of a witness. Mr. Wilson had no evidence that the plan was in accordance with the views of the Confederate authorities. He wanted to hear a special report on the aubit of from them. He wanted more authority the measure than General Floyd. that the bill be laid on the table. The motion was rejected Mr. Robertson hoped that the House had not sunk so low that is inspiration than itself and honor of Virginia was . He would refer to the map to prove of th