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The Daily Dispatch: June 13, 1864., [Electronic resource], From Staunton — further particulars of the late fight. (search)
60th Virginia regiment, which held an important point on our line, broke in confusion, and thus caused other portions of our line to give way. At this moment Gen. Wm. E. Jones was killed while endeavoring to rally the broken regiment. His fall created additional confusion, of which the enemy were prompt to avail themselves. The enow being stated that we had from 500 to 600 killed and wounded. A flag of truce was sent to the Yankee Gen. Hunter Monday morning to ascertain the fate of Gen. Jones. He answered that he was killed, having been shot through the head, and that his body had been decently burled and his grave marked, that his friends might recat he held as prisoners 58 commissioned officers and 700 privates. Among the officers were Col. Brown, commanding McCausland's brigade, who was badly wounded; Colonel Jones, of Vaughn's brigade, and Colonel Alken, of the 59th Tennessee, the latter reported killed, but who is unhurt, and Capt E. Boyd Faulkner, of the 45th Virginia
Our victory in trans-mississippi. --A private letter from Gen. E. Kirby Smith, to a friend in Lynchburg, dated Camden, Ark, May 5, 1864, says: "We have just had one of the most successful and brilliant campaigns of the war, lasting only 50 days. With.--men we have defeated 50,000, in three general engagements and several minor battles, marched 500 miles, fought in Louisiana and Arkansas, killed and captured 14,000 of the enemy, taken 35 pieces of artillery, and 1200 wagons, &c. None of my staff were hurt. Cunningham, Jones, Trevet and myself had horses shot under us."