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etting sick very fast. The Yankee artillery is keeping a dreadful noise. I and Mormon have been detailed for some extra duty. The Hessions gave us a few rounds as we were crossing the field. I received dispatches from the General in person. June 11.--The Yanks used their artillery at a tremendous rate last night. I went to or attempted to visit Col. Steedman's headquarters. I had a gay time trying to find them: falling in ravines, etc. I was in a hot place, shure. We captured a Yankee Captain and Lieutenant last night. The Yanks seemed disposed to make a general assault last night. At this point, the journal suddenly stops; the author having been taken prisoner. Gen. Banks's position was far from enviable. His small army — now scarcely numbering 12,000 effective men — was isolated in a thinly settled, partially devastated,exhausted, and intensely hostile region. It was largely composed of nine-months men, whose terms of service had expired or would soon expire, who
, others going in with squads from different regiments, and some detailed, or ordered back in charge of prisoners which they had assisted in capturing. While every member of the regiment who went into the fight, both officers and men, acted nobly and gallantly, still the conspicuous conduct of some of the officers and men, after the regiment became broken, and was acting in independent squads, deserves to be particularly noticed. Captain P. F. Frazier, of company E, individually took a Yankee Captain, a Sergeant, and two privates, while they were retreating from our forces, and delivered them in person (and without any other guard than himself) to General Jackson. Lieutenant A. W. Edgar, of company E, Color-Sergeant W. H. Powell, Sergeant C. S. Davis, Dr. J. B. Patton, and Surgeon Stewarts, only two of the party having fire-arms, one having the colors, and the Lieutenant his sword, at the instance of Lieutenant-Colonel Gardner, went beyond our lines after the fight, and captured a Ya
pplied with but twenty rounds of ammunition shows a remarkable want of preparation, and we suppose that Congress, if satisfied of the truth of the report, has already adopted such measures as may be necessary in the case. In the editorial columns of the Dispatch will be found comments upon the affair, with a statement of the locality of Fort Hatteras and its value as a strategic position. The telegraph informs us that the Federals received information touching the fortifications from a Yankee Captain who effected his escape from a privateer. From the Kanawha Valley. Advices from Gen. Floyd's command, dated Friday, 23d August, at Camp Gauley, have been received in this city. They are not so late as the enemy's dispatches from Cincinnati, but make more clear our movements in that quarter. Camp Gauley is below Summerville, on Gauley river, in Nicholas county. The writer says: "We have been constantly moving for a week, and have crossed the Gauley river and occupied the import
Boble, company E, 45th regiment, in the head, superficial. A. J. Shuler, company E, 45th regiment, head. The loss of the enemy in killed, wounded and prisoners, will not fall short of one hundred. R. H. G. Camp Gauley, Floyd's Brigade, August 29, 1861. Since the battle on Monday morning last, nothing of special interest has transpired in this command. But little sickness prevails, and we are all in good spirits and quarters. On yesterday I attended one of our Yankee Captain prisoners to the hospital to see the wounded men. It is on the opposite side of Gauley, distant two miles. His meeting with his men was quite affecting. Shaking them by the hand, he said he was glad to see them "under any circumstances." He was a tutor in one of the Ohio colleges, and among the most dangerously wounded were four of his old scholars. One of them died before we left, and some of the rest will. As an evidence of our men's good marksmanship, it may be stated that near
The Daily Dispatch: April 7, 1862., [Electronic resource], [correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch.] (search)
a rifleball in his sels plate, but it proved harmised. Later. Woonstock, April 2, 8 A. M. --Our guns and musketry drove the enemy from Snowey Creek, near Edinburg, this morning at seven o'clock. They were in lime of battle within range of our guns Probably there were none but Ashoy's command. Our forces will rebuilt the bridge over the creek to-day. All was quiet during the night. It is no known if Jackson's main body were engaged in the skirmian yesterday. A Yankee Captain report of the battle of Kernstown. Winchester, March 26, 1861. To-brigadier-General James ShieldsCommonding Second Division Eight Army Corp: General: I beg respectfully to report to you that after having received, on Sundays, last, the March, 23 at nine o'clock A. M., an order to report for duty as aid-de-camp on your staff, I left headquarters for Kernstown, and assisted Colonels Kimball, Tyler, an Sullivan in their efforts as commanders of brigades, fighting the enemy unde
ncounter skirmishers. The engagement was opened with musketry on both. The Southern troops were posted along of a word, while the Yankees sought behind a green hedge. Thus the fight kept up at long range, for about two miles when the Yankee forces began to fall back, leaving their prisoners, who formed a small flanking party, unsupported. The admit that they were taken in by Captain Ryan's command. The regard to the present movements of and their designs, the statements Yankee Captain are not worth the would occupy in our columns. The casualties. The Charleston Courier, of Thursday, says: Et wan, arrived at an early Wednesday morning from Fort Johnson, of the wounded in the fight of , and two wounded prisoners. Those were Lieut. Hopkins, of the Sumter Sergeant Lee, of the Irish Volunteers, of the Beauregard Light W. L. Macbeth, of the Sum . These were met on the arrival by friends, and the utt then. Private Hart Irish Volunteers, was the only
A good haul. --The Abingdon Virginian says that after the rout of General Shields's column, at Port Republic, on the 9th of June, and during the pursuit in the ridges, William H. Fulier, John G. G. Davis, Lafayette Gilmer, of Captain John Duff's company, from Russell, and Charles Godsey and James Flecher, of Captain Wood's company, from Scott, all of the 37th Regiment Virginia Volunteers, came across a party of one Yankee Captain, eight, Lieutenants, and between forty and fifty non-commissioned officers and privates. Our party of five demanded the surrender of the Yankees, Fuller at the same time calling to the Colonel to hurry up the regiment. There was no Colonel nor regin sent near, but the ruse had its desired effect, and this party of between fifty and sixty Yankees, officers an men, surrendered, and were marched in by five Virginia soldiers.
The Daily Dispatch: November 10, 1862., [Electronic resource], From Northern Virginia--a raid of the enemy at Fredericksburg. (search)
he enemy seemed to be fully aware of his position, and at once charged his camp, capturing about twenty-five or thirty of his men. The remainder of his force made their escape, and afterwards formed on the outskirts of the town, where a fight ensued, the Yankees attacking them. Meantime the two companies of the Chesapeake cavalry, under Lieut. Welford Corbin, made a dash upon the guard who had Colonel C.'s men in charge, and succeeded in releasing nearly all of them, besides capturing a Yankee Captain and three privates. In these two skirmishes Mr. M. thinks we had two men killed and one or two wounded. The Yankees had six or seven killed and as many wounded. The Yankees captured state that their force in the neighborhood consisted of an Ohio and an Indiana regiment of cavalry, in all numbering about 1,480 men. It will be perceived by the dispatch of the Associated Press, received at 9 o'clock last night, that the town has been evacuated by the enemy, and that the statement of
ing five horses and guns, which they brought into camp. A party of five Yankees, who had paddled over to Long Island to gather berries, were also captured by our men. A Yankee Major, who had swam over after a boat, was captured by our pickets. The opposing pickets have ceased to fire at each other, and now exchange newspapers and civilities by swimming over. On last Thursday night the Yankees fiercely shelled our camp — without result, however. We understand from Capt. Guthrie, a Yankee Captain, that all the field officers of his regiment--19th Illinois--resigned a few days ago, and he thinks a draft by the Lincoln Government will be resisted in the U. S. Picayune Butler at-baton Rouge. Last Saturday morning, says the Jackson Mississippian, of the 6th, Picayune Butler visited the city of Baton Rouge, on board the steamer McClellan.--He left again Sunday. He immediately went to work, upon his arrival, arresting the citizens of that place. Hon. B. F. Bryan, the Ma
Tall Swapping. --A letter from a private soldier, on picket duty in Gen. Bragg's army, states that a short time since he exchanged with a Yankee picket a solitary biscuirior a silver dollar, and that a Yankee Captain had made the magnificent offer of a fine overcoat for two biscuits.
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