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The Daily Dispatch: November 12, 1861., [Electronic resource], The battle at Leesburg--interesting description — an affecting Incident, &c. (search)
ust on the edge of the woods, I counted between the first limb and the ground thirteen bullets; while under large oak tree, whose foliage almost touches the earth, a complete carpet is formed of leaves and limbs which have been shot away. Gen. Baker's horse — the burning Trenches, &c. A short distance, perhaps two rods from the edge of the cliff which runs down the river lies the horse of Gen. Baker, in a gulley; a fine bay animal, shot through the body in several places. The same balGen. Baker, in a gulley; a fine bay animal, shot through the body in several places. The same ball that killed the one is said to have also entered the other.--Further down the brow of the declivity are four more horses stiff in death, which were used to draw the howitzers and rifled cannot to their positions in the field. Another object eloquent with the horrors of war, is the long broad trench in one of the galleys which contains the Yankee dead. Here lie the bodies of husbands, son and brother, all mixed is inextricable confusion, no stone to mark their resting place, no word of record
Retaliation. We intimated yesterday that a Federal prisoner had been selected to be hung, in the event that such a penalty is visited by the Lincoln Government upon the privateer Captain Baker. A city contemporary confirms a report which we heard on Sunday that the drawing of lots took place, and that Col. Corcoran was the individual selected.--Mr. Ely was required to draw for this prisoner; who was sent South a number of weeks ago. It is further stated that nine other Colonels and three Captains have been selected to represent the twelve remaining privateers in prison at Philadelphia.