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The Daily Dispatch: November 4, 1861., [Electronic resource] 22 0 Browse Search
Col. Robert White, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 2.2, West Virginia (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 3 1 Browse Search
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avalry, commanding the camp near Huntersville, made an expedition against Beverly, which was held by about 1,000 Federals, hoping to capture the garrison. Advancing beyond Valley mountain, Maj. John B. Lady, with five companies commanded by Capts. D. Evans, W. W. Arnett, Joseph Hayhurst, Duncan and W. W. Boggs, was sent by way of Rich mountain to the rear of the enemy, while Lieut. A. C. Dunn occupied the Philippi road. The pickets, meanwhile, had been quietly captured by Captain Righter, and3d, Maj. D. Boston Stewart's battalion repulsed the enemy's cavalry in a gallant little affair at Daniel's farm. In the various reports the officers specially commended were Majors Claiborne and Lady, Captains Spriggs, Marshall, Righter, Hutton, Evans, Arnett, and Lieutenants Thrasher, Gittings, Wamsley and William Harris, the latter falling mortally wounded in the charge of Stewart's battalion. Brig.-Gen. E. Parker Scammon was now in command at Charleston, and Col. John T. Toland was in ch
Acknowledgement --We acknowledge the receipt of ten dollars from D. Evans. M D., of Marion, South Carolina, for the benefit of the Maryland troops.
o Sunday, the 20th, no engagement of any magnitude had signalized Gen. Evans's command. Two pieces of the Howitzer battery, the only artillerenemy had crossed in considerable force at E. ward's Ferry; and General Evans was advertised of the fact that a strong column, supported by adge on Goose Creek. To oppose the force at Edward's Ferry, General Evans sent the 13th Mississippi, Col. Barksdale, and the 18th Mississs Island, directly opposite, and abut three miles from the town. Gen. Evans promptly withdrew the 8th Virginia and the piece of artillery supields.--These pieces commanded the approach to Leesburg, and as General Evans had reason to expect that he would he compelled to fall back, a. Banks has retired his force to Poolesville, where — seen from For Evans, where I write — his cloud of tents crown the upland, his watch firers to 600 or 800. Thus, whatever may have been the character of Gen. Evans's instructions — whether he carried out or disobeyed Beauregard's<
ter the great battle near Leesburg, the enemy sent over a flag of truce, with a request for permission to bury their dead. This was unhesitatingly granted, and Gen. Evans ordered a suspension of all further operations on the part of his own command. The result, however, gave an additional illustration to the character of the Yane of the opportunity, they commenced strengthening their position near Edward's Ferry, and were discovered planting a battery in the edge of an adjacent field. Gen. Evans immediately resolved to attack them, and Col. Parkedale, of the 13th Mississippi, was ordered forward for the purpose.--In the afternoon two companies of skirmik Maryland a very large Federal force, during six cannon and 657 prisoners, and command wounding a large number. The skill and courage with which this victory has been achieved enmities Col. Evans Brigade of the 1st Corps to the of the Army. By command of Gen. Johnston. [Signed] Thos. G. Ruett, A. A. General.