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The Daily Dispatch: January 11, 1862., [Electronic resource], Further particulars of the fight on New Year's day. (search)
etermined to reconnoiter the field.--They galioped rapidly through an old field down the causeway, to the spot where the shell had burat among our troops, for the purpose of ascertaining the number of our wounded. This brought them within 100 yards of the enemy's infantry, who were in Chaplin's house, and within range of their howitzers. They found five or six South Carolina soldiers helplessly wounded. As they could not be removed on horseback, both officers retired, and securing a wagon, with proper escort, reached and removed these brave men, Before moving off Dr. Turnipseed, had to take up an artery, and during all this time, and until under cover, the enemy kept up a sliarp fire of shells at the wagon and guard, fortunately without damage. The enemy disappeared on the night of the 3d, Colonel Savage, with a hattery of the 16th Tennessee Regiment, went down to the cause way, and did not see them. We learn that our men have always held Page's Point, and do so now.