Browsing named entities in The Daily Dispatch: may 9, 1862., [Electronic resource]. You can also browse the collection for Wheat or search for Wheat in all documents.
Your search returned 4 results in 2 document sections:
An ambush on the Shenandoah. An officer attached to Wheat's battalion communicated to us yesterday the particulars of an affair which occurred near Slabtown, on the Shenandoah river, in Rockingham county, on Sunday last. Col. Wheat's battalion of Louisiana Volunteers, now a part of General Taylor's brigade, of Ewell's divisiCol. Wheat's battalion of Louisiana Volunteers, now a part of General Taylor's brigade, of Ewell's division, was out on picket duty, when it discovered a large Federal force of three regiments approaching. The battalion was immediately thrown into ambush, and patiently awaited the enemy's approach until the proper time for firing, when a well-directed volley was poured into his ranks, which threw them into confusion and caused them to fly without firing a gun. Col. Wheat had only 280 men, and seized the opportunity to make a safe retreat to his own supporting force, which was too far off to get up in time, or the affair would have been more extensive and advantageous to us. The enemy left fifteen dead in the road and carried off a number of wounded. On our