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The Daily Dispatch: June 5, 1861., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
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ack, they will find entrenchments, with heavy guns, that I did not think could have been constructed in a year. They might cross Tanner's Creek with the pontons, which they have brought on so secretly that we have not found it out, if it were not for several snug little concealed batteries of 42 pound cannonades on our side of the river, which reach up to our entrenchments. If they wish to cross the Indian Pole Bridge, they must remember that it is a told-bridge, and we have a small "lete du Ponte," where we will collect, and besides, you know we got "right smart" of powder on the memorable 19th of April. If they can send 20,000 men to Sewell's Point to try to take it in the rear, they may possibly succeed, if they are willing to plant half of their men there, for our trenches and earthworks there are rayther strong, our boys behind them, somewhat in earnest, and these 42 pound cannonades of the old Delaware line of battle-ships which they did not spike, are very good guns for quick