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The Peninsula battlefurther accounts. From persons who left Yorktown two days after the battle at Bethel Church, we learn that on Wednesday morning our camp was approached by five New York Zouaves under a flag of truce. The object of their mission was ostensibly to be permitted to bury their dead and to effect an exchange o
that at roll-call on Tuesday morning, 440 were missing.
Below we give further particulars of the battle:
Correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch.
Yorktown. June 11, 1861.
As the steamer from your city is in sight.
I hasten to give you a brief description, of the battle of Bethel Church, which took place yest erday before I got to the wharf, and I will add a word.
Monday evening, (the day of the fight.) the order was issued that our whole force should retire upon Yorktown, and the march was taken up at sunset.
Everything was removed that was of any value.
The following are the reasons for this movement: 1st Our ammunition was ne