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The Daily Dispatch: October 26, 1861., [Electronic resource], By the Governor of Virginia.--a Proclamation. (search)
cannon. The enemy occupying the same ground that they did in the morning, commenced firing upon us again with bombshells. Our ammunition in the meantime giving out, and the 24-pounder being of no more use to us, (its axletree having been broken in the commencement of the engagement,) was spiked, thus rendering it useless to those whom it fell in the hands of.--The evening being now far spent, we were ordered back to our encampment. There was only one killed on the Confederate side--a Mr. Zimmer, of the militia, from Shenandoah, and seven or eight wounded.--The loss upon the Federal side, according to their own acknowledgment in the Baltimore Sun, is about eighty killed. But for the accident to our gun, the enemy would have been cut to pieces. As it was, however, they lost in their flight upwards of one hundred coats and blankets, besides other trappings, and a number of fire-arms. The victory on the Confederate side was complete, the enemy making tracks in hot haste to Marylan