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The Daily Dispatch: February 3, 1862., [Electronic resource], The Potter investigating Commitee--the Yankees Overhauling Gen. Floyd--interesting particulars. (search)
lican Administration. The committee conclude "that Captain Carrington's sympathies are divided, and that such men can not be trusted to repress the rebellion or to defend the Constitution and the laws." Lloyd Harrison, Second Lieutenant in Sherman's battery. Wm. H. Craig, already quoted more than once, swears that Lloyd Harrison was also appointed lieutenant under the patronage of the Adjutant-General. He went to Alexandria and enlisted in Shafer's company. He came back and boasted tronage of the Adjutant-General. He went to Alexandria and enlisted in Shafer's company. He came back and boasted that he held a commission, notwithstanding he had enlisted in the rebel army. He was appointed a lieutenant through the influence of General Thomas. Says now he was drunk when he enlisted in the rebel army. T. J. Lugenbeel swears that Lloyd Harrison, second lieutenant in Sherman's battery, is generally regarded as a Secessionist. I have heard him utter Secession sentiments.
maintained, and the enemy's ranks constantly broken and shattered under the scorching fire of our men; but fresh regiments of the Federalists came upon the field, Sherman's and Keye's brigades of Tyler's division, as is stated in their reports, numbering over 6,000 bayonets, which had found a passage across the Run about 800 yards over fourteen thousand Federal Infantry, pressing on their front; and under the incessant fire of at least twenty pieces of artillery, with the fresh brigades of Sherman and Mayor's approaching the latter already in -- The Official Report at Colonel musket range — our lines gave back, but under orders from Gen. Bee. est equipped men that ever took the field — according to their own official history of the day — was formed of Colonels Hunter's and Heintzleman's divisions, Colonels Sherman's and Keye's brigades of Tyler's division, and of the formidable batteries of Ricketts, Griffin, and Arnold regulars, and Second Rhode Island, and two Dahlgr<
rginia regiment, under Captain Duke, a meritorious officer. And it is worthy of notice that, in this encounter of our six-pounder guns, handled by our volunteer artillerists, they had worsted such a notorious adversary as the Ayres's — formerly Sherman's — battery, which quit the contest under the illusion that it had weightier metal than its own to contend with. The centre brigades — Bonham's and Longstreet's — of the line of Bull Run, if not closely engaged, were nevertheless exposed fomy are studiously silent on this point, but still afford us data for an approximate estimate. Left almost in the dark in respect to the losses of Hunter's and Heintzleman's divisions--first, longest and most hotly engaged — we are informed that Sherman's brigade — Tyler's division — suffered, in killed, wounded, and missing, 609--that is, about 18 per cent. of the brigade. A regiment of Franklin's brigade — Gorman's — lost 21 per cent. Griffin's (battery) loss was thirty per cent.,