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The Daily Dispatch: September 13, 1861., [Electronic resource], Major Terrill's official report of skirmishes near Alexandria. (search)
the party to fall upon the bank of the road and avail themselves of the cover of a few stunted bushes, from which position we returned their fire with great effect. The firing was kept up until the enemy were compelled to cease in order to bear off their dead and wounded. Nothing except the coolness of the men under my command prevented the entire detachment from being killed or captured. Colonel Stuart, coming up at the close of the action, directed me to have the wounded conveyed to Falls Church. In my absence, he made an attack with our entire force upon the enemy, who had been largely reinforced, routing them after a desperate fight, killing a large number. Colonel Stuart then ordered the entire command back to Munson's hill, where we were kept active night and day to hold the position. The killed and wounded of this command are as follows: Company A.--Killed--Private Robinson; wounded--Private Sizer, thigh amputated. Company G.--Corporal Arnold, mortally wounded; Priva
the other a captain in Col. Stewart's Virginia regiment, were taken prisoners by our forces. They refused to give their names. Two privates of the New York DeKalb Regiment fell into the hands of the Confederate pickets this morning, near Hunter's Chapel, to the right of Ball's Cross Roads. A Confederate soldier, who had lost his way, was taken and brought by our cavalry to the Chain Bridge to-day. A large force of Confederates within the last three days have encamped near Falls Church. Vessels seized in Baltimore. During the last week the Surveyor of the port of Baltimore caused to be seized the schooners Ida May, valued at $3,000, and Fairfax, valued at $7,000, alleged to belong to parties residing in Virginia; Catharine, valued at $6,000, Cutario and Mary Cranmer, each valued at $4,000, alleged to belong to North Carolinians. They were given in charge of the United States Marshal to await judicial proceedings. A quantity of goods, supposed to be contraband
Affairs on the Virginia side of the Potomac. Washington, Sept. 12. --A heavy Confederate force is encamped near Falls Church. This is about all the news made public from the Virginia side on yesterday.