A signal victory.
The first light of the 25th showed Wilson
's trains and army retiring from the field in retreat upon Grant
's lines, but he was intercepted by General Rooney Lee
, who captured all of his wagon train and two thousand prisoners, Wilson
, with his remaining force, barely escaping into his own lines.
He left upon the field in his fight at the bridge over sixty dead, who were buried where they fell; and his wounded must have been many more than the usual proportion to the dead, for most of them were from buckshot from double-barrelled guns, every discharge of which wounded and disabled many men.
The Confederate loss was two killed and six or seven wounded. The killed were the Rev. Mr. Burke
, of the Episcopal Church, and Dr. Sutphin
, a prominent physician of Halifax county
. Colonel Coleman
was severely wounded.