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The Daily Dispatch: October 30, 1862., [Electronic resource], Particulars of the fight near Charleston. (search)
eaving his dead upon the field. The action is described by an eye-witness to have been a second Secessionville affair, in the disparity of the forces engaged, in the stubborn character of the contest, and in the completeness of the repulse. Capt. Elliott's battery and the Virginia battery are said to have covered themselves with glory. A later report, though not official, places the number of our casualties at twenty killed and sixty wounded. The heaviest loss was suffered by the Virgine their plunder. Our troops buried forty of the enemy's dead.--The force that first met the enemy consisted of the Rutledge Mounted Riflemen, Captain Trenholm; Charleston Light Dragoons, Captain Rutledge; Beaufort Volunteer Artillery, Captain Wm. Elliott, and an infantry company, who stubbornly and successfully contested the enemy's advance until the arrival of reinforcements. The others after wards engaged were Nelson's Virginia Battery, Morgan's Squadron of Cavalry, Major Abney's First
For Hire --A Negro Woman, for the balance of the year. She is a good cook, washer and ironer. Apply (for two days) at Messrs. Williams & Elliott's Hardware store, No. 67 Main street, between the hours of 3 and 5 P. M. oc 30--1t* Dr. James C. Williams.