Courtney's Artillery Battalion.
We have received the subjoined list of casualties in Courtney
's Battalion (consisting of the Courtney Artillery and Manchester Artillery,) in the engagement near Union Church
, Rockingham county
, on Sunday, the 8th instant.
This command had six pieces in the action, and stood for four consecutive hours amidst a terrific shower of shot and shell from twenty pieces of the enemy's artillery.
A discharge of Minnie balls was finally poured into them by a regiment that crept up within range under cover of an old building.
The loss, under such circumstances, is miraculously small:
--Killed: Serg't John M. Duke
and Serg't Thos. W. Golding
Wounded: Serg't G. C. Courtney
, slight, in hand; private Samuel Conway
, severely, in side.
--Killed: Privates Jno. Shell
and Thos. Cox
Wounded: Serg't Jas. A. Vaiden
, severely, in leg and head; privates C. Huband
, severely, in arm; Z. Jamieson
, slight, in hand.