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orted loud cries of pain from the wounded Yankees, to which our men responded with cheers. The ground was literally blue with the killed and wounded. Our loss is estimated at one hundred and fifty killed and wounded. The division of Gen. Edward Johnston, which followed that of Gen. Rodes, was moved up within supporting distance during the fight, and, it is said, left the rations they were preparing on the fire. The division of Gen. Early was at the time encamped about three miles from Winchester. Night coming on space and putting an end to the conflict, the Yankees withdrew from the field. Gens. Rodes and Johnston, accompanied by Wright's brigade, then marched beyond Front Royal, encamped for the night, and next morning proceeded on the march up Luray Valley. I have been unable to procure a list of killed and wounded, which loss fell chiefly on Wright's brigade, readily accounted for by the vastly superior odds against which they had to contend before reinforcements came
The Daily Dispatch: August 1, 1863., [Electronic resource], Experience of a Scout going into and coming out of Vicksburg (search)
Experience of a Scout going into and coming out of Vicksburg On the 24th of May General Johnston dispatched Lamar Fontaine, the "hero upon crutches," with a verbal message to General Pemberton, in Vicksburg. He carried forty pounds of percussion caps, besides his blanket and crutches. The narrative of the dangerous adventure, published in the Mobile Advertiser, is very interesting, and we give a portion of it: He crossed Big Black river that night, and the next day got between theiris and the Southern Confederacy, amid the vivas of our sailors, who gave him a joyful reception and assisted him to Gen. Pemberton's quarters. After resting a day and night in the city he started out with a dispatch from Gen Pemberton to Gen. Johnston. He embarked on his same canoe, and soon reached the enemy's fleet below the city. He avoided their picket boats on both shares, and fleeted near their gunboats. He passed so near one of these that through an open porthole he could see men