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The Daily Dispatch: September 5, 1862., [Electronic resource], Reported Death of Gens. McClellan and Sickles--capture of Winchester. (search)
Reported Death of Gens. McClellan and Sickles--capture of Winchester. Information was received here last night that Winchester had been taken, and a large quantity of stores burned, by our cavalry. The Yankee magazine there was blown up by our troops. From the same intelligence we learn that the Baltimore Sun, received in Staunton, has a long article on the death of Gen. Geo. B. McClellan, who died from wounds received in the battle of Manassas, and the death of Gen. Daniel E. Sicklarge quantity of stores burned, by our cavalry. The Yankee magazine there was blown up by our troops. From the same intelligence we learn that the Baltimore Sun, received in Staunton, has a long article on the death of Gen. Geo. B. McClellan, who died from wounds received in the battle of Manassas, and the death of Gen. Daniel E. Sickles, who was killed in the same battle. These reports are given as reports only though they are slightly more authentic than the street rumors we hear.
ed. Jackson then gave battle, and the enemy were attacked on every side. The fight was fiercely contested until after dark, when the Yankees were routed and pursued three miles. Their force consisted of Sauke's, Morell's, Sickles's, Milroy's, McClellan's, and Pope's commands. The loss of the enemy exceeds the Confederates five to one. Their dead cover the field. Our men Captured numbers of batteries, numerous colors, thousands of prisoners, and from 6,000 to 10,000 stand of arms. Theyith reference to the 7th and 24th. The 17th Virginia are said to have Captured four stand of colors. The 7th Virginia captured the colors of the 7th Pennsylvania regiment. The report is reiterated that Sigel and Sickles were killed and Pope and McClellan mortally wounded. On Saturday we had taken between three and five thousand prisoners, who were to be taken to Harper's Ferry for exchange. By way of Lynchburg we have a report that the battle was about to be resumed on Wednesday.
ate baggage, but also certain valuable papers relating to the conduct of the campaign, the New York Evening Post remarks as follows: The raid on Catlett's in the rear of Gen. Pope's army, like that of Gen Stuart around the entire rear of Gen. McClellan's position on the Chickahominy, shows that with audacity and enterprise an active enemy may easily put us to blush, and cause our commanders bitter mortification, if not serious loss. If we make light of the reported loss of Gen. Pope's papesaster and shame lurk in the rear." In the case of an enemy who is erratic and enterprising in his movements, it will be necessary for Gen. Pope to "look behind" as well as "before." Fortunately for him, and fortunately for the country, Gen. McClellan, with his veteran troops, is in a position to guard the army of Gen. Pope and the capital of the nation from the "disaster and shame" that "lurk in the rear." The free will Offering of the American people. [From the New York Herald, Augu