The defeat of Sigel.
The Staunton Spectator
has the following additional particulars about the defeat of Sigel
On Friday evening last the forces under command of Gen. Imboden
had a skirmish with the advance guard of Sigel
's forces at New Market, in Shenandoah county
, in which the enemy were driven back and a part of them captured, together with a number of horses.
Ninety-five Yankees and two negroes (prisoners) arrived here on yesterday evening.
At that time Gen. Breckinridge
was on the march from this place, on his way to reinforce Gen. Imboden
He arrived in time on Saturday to form his line of battle about a mile south of New Market
, and near the boundary line between the counties of Rockingham
, the position taken being in the county of Shenandoah
The enemy fell back and the battle was fought on the north side of New Market
On Sunday the Dutch General
, "mit all dat fites mit Sigel,
" offered battle, and after a severe engagement were defeated, with the loss of a good many killed, wounded, and prisoners, and five pieces of artillery.
They were pursued as far as the bridge across the North Shenandoah, near Mt. Jackson
, which the enemy partially destroyed, and thus stopped for the time the pursuit, as the river was too full to ford.
The force of the enemy consisted of 5,000 infantry, 2,000 cavalry, and four batteries of artillery.
The strength of our force it may not be prudent to state at this time, but it was sufficient to defeat and rout Sigel
and all "dat fites mit him."
Our loss was considerable, though up to this time (Monday evening) we have been unable to learn the extent of it. We have heard that the 62d regiment, of Imboden
's command, lost seven captains killed and wounded.
We have learned the names of none of these captains except that of Capt. Currence
, who was killed.
The Cadets of the Virginia Military Institute participated gallantly, and efficiently in this battle.
Their loss is reported 6 killed and 39 wounded. We have received the names only of the following:
Killed: W. H. Cabell
, Charles Crocket
.--Badly Wounded: Garnet
, J. A. Stuart
and Capt. Hill
Slightly Wounded: Chas. W. Turner
, J. Wise
, and H. C. Reed
We captured one hundred prisoners exclusive of the wounded, and the enemy left 138 of their dead on the field, which would indicate a loss of not less than 600 or 700.
The casualties in the Captains
of the 62d regiment alluded to above are as follows: --Killed: Capt. Currence
Wounded: Capts. Chipley