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Goldsborough (search for this): article 6
uch close proximity. Since the taking of Munson's and Mason's Hills there has been one incessant skirmish, the most serious of which occurred on Wednesday morning last, between two companies of the Maryland regiment, both under command of Captain Goldsborough, some three or four miles from Alexandria, in which seven of the Federals were left dead upon the ground, Capt. Goldsborough, I understand, had none seriously injured. His success was complete, having driven the enemy from a strong positiCapt. Goldsborough, I understand, had none seriously injured. His success was complete, having driven the enemy from a strong position — the miserable vandals in their retreat destroying a quantity of hay, to keep it from falling into the hands of our troops. It is impossible to say how long this condition of things will last. Every one here has confidence in our leaders, and every one is satisfied all is going right. The troops are impatient to begin, it is true, and often, very often, do you hear the expression, "if they would only let us go," escape them, and at every camp-rumor of an intended move, you will see fa
Skirmishing — spirit and health of the army, &c. Fairfax C. H., Sept. 8, 1861. We have had a week or ten days of excitement here, owing to the incessant fighting between the pickets of the two armies, now in such close proximity. Since the taking of Munson's and Mason's Hills there has been one incessant skirmish, the most serious of which occurred on Wednesday morning last, between two companies of the Maryland regiment, both under command of Captain Goldsborough, some three or four miles from Alexandria, in which seven of the Federals were left dead upon the ground, Capt. Goldsborough, I understand, had none seriously injured. His success was complete, having driven the enemy from a strong position — the miserable vandals in their retreat destroying a quantity of hay, to keep it from falling into the hands of our troops. It is impossible to say how long this condition of things will last. Every one here has confidence in our leaders, and every one is satisfied all i
September 8th, 1861 AD (search for this): article 6
Skirmishing — spirit and health of the army, &c. Fairfax C. H., Sept. 8, 1861. We have had a week or ten days of excitement here, owing to the incessant fighting between the pickets of the two armies, now in such close proximity. Since the taking of Munson's and Mason's Hills there has been one incessant skirmish, the most serious of which occurred on Wednesday morning last, between two companies of the Maryland regiment, both under command of Captain Goldsborough, some three or four miles from Alexandria, in which seven of the Federals were left dead upon the ground, Capt. Goldsborough, I understand, had none seriously injured. His success was complete, having driven the enemy from a strong position — the miserable vandals in their retreat destroying a quantity of hay, to keep it from falling into the hands of our troops. It is impossible to say how long this condition of things will last. Every one here has confidence in our leaders, and every one is satisfied all i