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The Daily Dispatch: May 30, 1862., [Electronic resource], Daring adventure-shooting on the Peninsula. (search)
s time the entire picket was arouse, and Cussons drew off some sixty or seventy yards into the woods, when he lay down and waited until the enemy had formed into squads, and carried the pursuit half a mile beyond him. He then quietly ranked up the river, and passed around them, reaching our camp about sunrise, evidently none the worse for the night's adventure. In the fight of Wednesday, our forces look the remain for of the picket (one company) prisoners, and from them we learn that two were killed and the other mortally wounded. One of the killed was orderly sergeant of the comp Mr. Hartley was O. S. of the ville Guards" Though a Canadian was devoted to the Southern evinced a noble order to be useful able to the country. We all dee the sad but gallant end of this you and accomplished soldier. Cussons several times within the enemy's lines that night, and from the important information which he collects, has rendered himself invaluable to Gens Smith and Whiting.