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The Daily Dispatch: July 22, 1861.., [Electronic resource], The Fiendishness of Lincoln's hirelings. (search)
out 1,500 at the latter place, on Saturday last. The detachment which landed at Guyandotte was opposed at a point called Sun Up by Captain Jenkins' company and about 500 militia. All the militia fled on the appearance of the enemy except about 150, who, with Capt. Jenkins' command, gave battle. The result was forty killed and sixty wounded of the enemy, and one killed on our side. This was an old patriarch eighty years old, who used his spectacles and fired with his rifle from an ambus cade until he was discovered and put to death, not however until he had killed six. Captain Jenkins' company behaved most gallantly, and fired from a cross road on the enemy with the most deadly effect. Nearly an entire platoon fell from the first company fire. The enemy immediately retreated, but have rallied, and it is thought joined their comrades who landed at Buffalo. Col. J. Lucius Davis has just arrived from Lewisburg with several noble companies raised for the Wise Legion.
m.General McDowell mortally wounded.the enemy in full retreat.&c. &c., &c. Manassas Junction, July 21. --A battle, lasting ten hours, was fought at Stone Bridge to-day. Gen. Beauregard is again victorious. The slaughter on both sides is tremendous. Gen. Beauregard had a miraculous escape from death. He had his horse shot from under him while leading Hampton's Legion into action. Gen. Johnston seized the colors of a wavering regiment and rallied them to the charge. It is impossible to estimate the number of the dead and wounded. It is reported that the Federal Commander, Gen. McDowell, was mortally wounded. On our side, Col. and acting General, Brigadier General Francis Bartow, of Georgia, was mortally wounded, and is since reported dead. The battle commenced at 8 o'clock A. M., and closed at 6 P. M., with the enemy in full retreat, pursued by our cavalry: President Davis arrived on the battle field after the action had commenced.