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The Daily Dispatch: August 1, 1863., [Electronic resource], Experience of a Scout going into and coming out of Vicksburg (search)
bank, one of them, who accessed to be on the right flank of a long line of sentinels, suddenly rose up within ten feet of him, and ordered him to He replied with a pistol shot, which killed the sentinel dead, and wheeling his horse, galloped through the bottom up the river, but the Yankees sent a shower of balls after him, two of which wounded his right hand, injuring four of his fingers. One grazed his right leg cutting two holes through his p Seven bullets struck the horse, which red under him, but had strength and speed to bear him a mile from his p before he fell and died. Lamar then divided his clothes and arms into packages, and swam k river safely. He did not walk before a patriotic lady supplied him with the only horse she had — a stray one, which came to her house after the Yankees had carried all the animals belonging to the place. On this he reached Raymond at 2 o'clock in the morning changed his horse for a fresh one, carried his dispatch to Jackson that morning.