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The Daily Dispatch: November 2, 1861., [Electronic resource], Important correspondence — resignation of General Walker. (search)
ieut. Jayne, formerly of the U. S. marines, who was badly wounded. General Anderson, who was in command of the rebels, was wounded in the arm in the act of embarking. The Zouave camp was situated on Santa Rosa Island, about one mile from Fort Pickens, and the forces were so distributed as to command all the approaches to the fort, and also to protect the batteries. The rebel forces, 1,500 strong, embarked from the Pensacola navy-yard in three large steamers, and landed on the island aboution. The attack of the enemy's column was simultaneous, and volley after volley was aimed upon the volunteers. They were forced to fall back, leaving their camp in the hands of the rebels, which the latter immediately commenced burning. Fort Pickens was by this time thoroughly aroused, and three companies of regulars came to our assistance. It was now our turn. The rebels commenced retreating to their boats, closely followed by the regulars and a small number of volunteers, keeping up a