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The war News. We publish this morning additional particulars of the engagement near Martinsburg, from sources which we deem perfectly reliable. Only two men were killed in Col. Jackson's column. The loss of the enemy in killed and wounded was doubtless much heavier, though the accounts which reach the public through the Northern press will not let the facts be known. Up to Friday morning there had been no full engagement between Johnston and Patterson; but it was stated in Winchester, just before the mail closed on that day, that two divisions of the Federal army in front of Martinsburg had a collision through mistake, in which a number were killed and wounded.--The telegraph reports a collision between parties of Federal pickets in that vicinity, resulting in the death of several. This may have been the foundation for the rumor in Winchester. We sincerely regret to hear that Capt. Richard Ashey, of the Black Horse Cavalry, who was badly wounded in a skirmish on th
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The engagement near Martinsburg!additional particulars!Correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch. Buckler's Town, Berkeley Co., Va., July 3d, 1861. On yesterday, Col. Jackson's Brigade of Virginia forces were advanced in the direction of Falling Waters, to meet the enemy, who were reported to be advancing from Williamsport, on the Virginia side of the river, in considerable numbers. Our brigade was then encamped at Camp Stephens, 4 miles North of Martinsburg, and set forward in great haste immediately after breakfast. After advancing about a mile, we halted, and the Augusta Regiment, under Col. Harper, accompanied by one six-pounder of the Rockbrie time in view of the enemy's troops, which were thrown out on the left of their main body with a view to surrounding us. We encamped three miles southward from Martinsburg last night, and fell back to this place, (three miles further,) where we have been joined by a larger force, under command of Gen. Johnston. We now hope to mee
ring 15,000, crossed the Potomac river at Williamsport ford, and advanced in the direction of Martinsburg. On Tuesday morning, about 10 o'clock, the 5th Virginia Regiment, under command of Col. Harpected. After the engagement, Col. Jackson, with his brigade, retired two miles south of Martinsburg. Tuesday evening Gen. Johnston, with all the forces stationed in and around Winchester, marc Intelligence of the recent fight. Since we penned our article about the engagement near Martinsburg, we learn that more prisoners have been captured by our forces. The number is said to be twesylvanians. We have also just received information that the Yankees have taken possession of Martinsburg, and are estimated to be from 15,000 to 18,000 strong. Gen. Johnston is at Darksville, seven miles this side of Martinsburg, and at the time of our writing is preparing to advance upon the enemy. His command is about 13,000. A glorious victory of Southern chivalry over the hirelings of th
From Washington — position of the Armies--General Pattersen in Martinsburg — another mistake, &c. Washington, July 6. --Messrs. Cameron and Fremont have gone to Fortress Monroe. Reaph, states that General Johnston (in command of the Confederate forces) is seven miles below Martinsburg in force. No general advance has yet been made. The Southerners, however, are graduallylace next week. Latest.-- July 6, P. M. --General Patterson's whole force is at Martinsburg. The Federal pickets had fired on each other, and ten of their men were killed. General McClellan was reported within two days march of Martinsburg. General Johnston had approached within three miles of Martinsburg, with four thousand less than the Federal forces at that point. McClellan was reported within two days march of Martinsburg. General Johnston had approached within three miles of Martinsburg, with four thousand less than the Federal forces at that point
The contradictory reports. The contradictory reports from Martinsburg have been annoying — the more so as they were brought by highly respectable gentlemen whose standing gave them credit.--Those gentlemen were of course themselves deceived. But we are daily warned against such deceptions, and everybody should derive prudenc rumors to which the papers gave currency on Saturday morning are easily explained upon reference to our accounts of the real character of what transpired about Martinsburg. Our advanced force, under Jackson, repulsed Patterson's vanguard three times before it was itself compelled to retreat by overwhelming numbers, which it did ior the rumor that there had been three attacks by Patterson on our main army and three repulses by Johnston. The outflanking and the having the enemy cut off in Martinsburg were of course out of the whole cloth; but added unity and completeness to the rumor. We gave these reports upon the authority from which we derived them,