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The brave Texan scouts--Gen. Whiting's special order. In our summary of Northern falsehoods, published a few days since, there was an account of a "skirmish" on the Occoquan, in which ten Texans were said to have been "surprised and killed, and
very surprising that men who exhibited the cowardice of these fifty Yankees should lie about it. The truth is eight of Gen. Whiting's brave Texan scouts were surrounded at dead of night in Mrs. Lee's house, by fifty or more of the enemy, and summoned In addition to the foregoing facts, furnished by high authority, we are enabled to present the special order of Brigadier-General Whiting, elicited by the bravery of the scouts on the occasion alluded to:
Headq's troops, near Dumfrise,Camp Fishe my as superior in number as cowardly, and as treacherous.
The Brigadier-General would be pleased to have the names of those brave men, that he may communicate them to Gen. Johnston. By order of Brig. Gen. Whiting W. Chase Strong, A. D. C.