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The Daily Dispatch: November 28, 1861., [Electronic resource] 6 0 Browse Search
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An attack on the Peninsula. A correspondent writing from Camp Curtis, Land's End, gives the particulars of the bombardment of Merry Point and Watts's Creek, which took place on the night of the 22d inst. Lieut. Col. D. J. Godwin, of the 14th Virginia regiment, was ordered down with six companies of his regiment, and one on the road to Newport News. On arriving at this place he stationed one company of infantry at Watts's Creek, and sent a detachment of infantry and cavalry to Merry Point to prevent the enemy from landing in our rear. About 12 o'clock at night we were aroused from our slumbers by the repeated firing of cannon, which preceded from two ships which were engaged in the very meritorious work of bombarding Merry Point and Watts's Creek. Col. Godwin ordered us into line, and as we stood expecting to see the Hessian scamps marching up in our front, we could see the flash of their cannon and hear their shells as they would fly through the air. Our men stood ready