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particulars of the affair. Apparently those most reliable assert that our forces engaged consisted of five skeleton regiments of infantry, a few companies of artillery, and a battalion which came upon the scene of action in time to help cover our retreat. The enemy was 22,000 strong, provided with formidable gunboats on the flank, and formidable field batteries in front, with a heavy reserve. Our entire force is probably over estimated at 5,000, yet they hold, their ground in the face of the great odds for full five hours.--The militia gave way first, and retreated. Our loss in killed and wounded is estimated to be between 100 and 150. The Federal loss is variously stated at from 800 to 1000. The only troops engaged on our side were North Carolinains. Col. Avery and Maj Hoke were both killed. Col. Haywood was not killed, as at first reported. A flag of truce has been sent down, and is expected to return soon, when a full and correct report of the casualties will be obtained.
test. They are again ready to meet the enemy, and are anxious to do so? It is an abominable falsehood to say they behaved badly. No body of troops ever fought with greater gallantry. The losses have been ridiculously exaggerated. The loss in killed will not exceed 50, we think; nor will the number captured reach over 100, if the late reports from Kinston be correct. The only field officer killed or wounded is Maj. Carmichael, of the 26th regiment, killed — unless the rumor that Colonel Avery, of the 23d, is wounded should turn out to be correct, which we do not credit — We incline to the belief that he is captured, and, we fear, a considerable portion of his command. Several company officers are sold to be killed and wounded, but there is no certainly of it as yet. Several pieces of artillery were saved, a complete section of Captain Brem's battery amongst the rest. This we learn from a private letter that was brought away by Lieut. Col. Burgwynn, of the 26th. The
nter in the interior should enlarge his crop of breadstuff. We have all the means of productive supplies within our selves, and now is the time to enlarge all those supplies so essential to the support of our armies, and so necessary to our permanent independence. The affair at Newbern. The editor of the Raleigh State Journal, having just returned from a trip to Kinston N. C., publishes in his paper of Saturday last the subjoined facts in connection with the fight at Newbern: Col. Avery is neither killed nor wounded, but is a prisoner, with a considerable portion of his command. We had the following returns of our losses direct from him, he having buried all our dead after being captured. The whole of our losses in the hands of the enemy are. Killed46 Wounded55 Prisoners202 302 These, with two or three dead, brought away by their comrades, constitute our entire loss. Maj. Carmichael is certainly killed, and he, brave fellow, was the only field offi
was that the later took to their heels after a few shots, and disappeared in the direction of Trenton. The rebel Generals Gatlin and Branch, who commanded the enemy previous to the fight here, have been arrested by order of the authorities at Richmond, and are now in con- finement at Goldsborough, awaiting trial by court martial. They are charged with cowardice upon that and previous occasions. The rebel prisoners, now in our hands, numbering about one hundred and fifty, including Col. Avery, are to be sent North in a few days, under the recent order of the War Department to release no prisoners until Col. Corcoran is set at liberty. They are on board the transport Cossace, Capt. J. W. Bennett. Another letter of the same date, from Beaufort, N. C., says: The restrictions of Secretary of War Stanton's order prohibit me from giving any detailed account of the movements of our forces at this point. Suffice it to say, that the investment of Fort Macon is rapidly prog
The War.late and interesting News. We find in the Petersburg Express, of yesterday, the following account of the progress of the Yankee gunboats up James river to City Point: Five Federal gunboats in James River. Early yesterday morning Colonel. Avery and Mr. W. H. Harrison, two well-known Prince George planters, living in the immediate vicinity of Fort Powhatan, discovered five formidable looking Yankee gunboats lying abreast of that position. The intention of these thievish marauders cannot be divined. It may be that they are now up for the sole purposes of reconnoitering and calculating the chances of an ascent as high as Richmond; or it may be that the expedition is purely a stealing raid, to carry off a few sheep, poultry, hogs, and contrabands — But that they ultimately contemplate going at least as far as the famous seven-hilled city, where the very heart of "rebellion" lies, there is but little doubt, and the good people of our sister city may as well put thei
Still later.Morgan's recent fight. Mobile, May 19th. --A special dispatch to the Advertiser dated Corinth 18th inst., says Capt. Avery, of the Georgia Dragoons, successfully penetrated the enemy's lines two nights since, and discovered the whole Federal army moving from the river upon our position, fortifying as they advanced; also, bringing up siege guns of immense size.-- There was considerable movement of the enemy on our right last night. One of Morgan's men arrived last night, and reports that Morgan lost twenty killed and wounded, and forty prisoners, in the fight at Lebanon. Morgan's force killed sixty Federals and captured 140, but was compelled to retire, a heavy Federal force being near, coming to attack. Morgan's missing men are coming in.
about 40 years of age." A correspondent of the Lynchburg Republican, writing from Charlottesville, June 9th, gives the following sketch of the here's burial: At three o'clock yesterday evening a procession, military and civic, was formed in front of the Farish House, including about 60 of the brave cavalry who had fought by the side of their fallen leader, and proceeded through Main street to the University Chapel where the funeral services were performed by the Rev. Mr. Norton and Rev. Mr. Avery, the latter had been the chaplain to the cavalry from the opening of the war. Both spoke of the deceased in terms of high praise as a man, a soldier and a christian. The brave soldiers wept as they listened to the pious exhortations of the clergyman. They had lost a host in Gen. Ashby, but they were exhorted to imitate him in all things, and especially in his veneration and respect for Christianity; the country would look to them for deeds of greater valor than had ever yet been accomp
The Daily Dispatch: July 7, 1863., [Electronic resource], The Yankee movement around Richmond. (search)
ore. Gen. Lee is pursuing. Gen. Barksdale, of Mississippi, and Gens. Kemper and Garnett, of Virginia, were killed. Gen. Hood, of Texas, was wounded. [the Press dispatches.] Martinsburg, Va., July 5. --At 6 P. M. Saturday Gen. Lee had changed his front and occupied the ground he drove the enemy from on the 1st and 2d. His whole army is in excellent spirits and the master of the situation. We have captured 12,000 of the enemy. Gens Ponder and Pickett are wounded. Colonel Avery, of N C., is killed, and Colonels Bennett and Parker wounded. Ewell's wagons are recaptured. [second Dispatch.] Martinsburg, July 6. --Reports to-day all concur that there was a heavy fight yesterday, in which we defeated the enemy and drove him three miles. A vast number of prisoners are reported taken by Gen. Lee. The prisoners refuse to be paroled, and are on the way to Richmond by this place. This has been the bloodiest battle of the war. Our loss is very great — the
n. 43d Mississippi, Richard Harrison, colonel, 531 men. 40th Mississippi, W B Colbert, colonel, 295 men. 35th Mississippi, W S Barry, colonel, 530 men. 3d Mississippi, T A Burgin, lieut colonel, 257 men. 4th Mississippi, S P Nelson, captain, 410 men. 46th Mississippi, C W Scars, colonel, 450 men. 37th Alabama, J F Dowdell, colonel, 342 men. 32d Alabama, John W Portis, colonel, 442 men. 40th Alabama, John H Higley, colonel, 452 men. 54th Alabama, detached, Joel P Avery, lieutenant. 46th Alabama, G W Brower, captain, 304 men. 20th Alabama, E W Peters, colonel, 425 men. 31st Alabama, T M Arrington, lieut colonel, 338 men. 30th Alabama, C M Shelley, colonel, 316 men. 23d Alabama, F K Beck, colonel, 261 men. 41st Georgia, W E Curtis, colonel, 283 men. 23d Georgia, M M Granthan, colonel, 290 men. 42d Georgia, R J Henderson, colonel, 495 men. 40th Georgia, Abelia Johnson, colonel, 365 men. 52d Georgia, John J Moore, major, 420 men.
y had crossed at Bridgeport, the small force then at that point falling back, and Chattanooga having been evacuated by the citizens. The enemy's movements were slow and cautious; and at length they passed down Will's Valley, through Dade county, Ga., in considerable force to flank Bragg's army on the left, by way of Rome, and the cavalry reached Alpine, in Chattanooga county, Ga., on the Alabama line, twenty-eight miles northwest of Rome. On the 9th of September they had a skirmish with Col. Avery, commanding the 3d and 4th Georgia cavalry, who fell back after a hard fight. The movement was anticipated. In the meantime, most of Burnside's forces are understood to have joined Rosecrans, and pressed in considerable force on towards Bragg through the gaps of the mountains in Walker and Chattanooga counties, Ga. Small parties of the enemy's cavalry have visited Tunnell Hill, Catoosa, and Dalton, on the State road. It is reported that Gen. Forrest was wounded in a skirmish near Dalton
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