All is quiet on the Peninsula
since the late gunboat fight.
The forces engaged in the actions with the steamers at Deep Bottom
and Turkey Island
were eight companies of the 26th Va. regiment and one section each of Capt. Armistead
's and Capt. French
's light batteries, the whole under the command of Lt. Col. Couneil
, of the 26th.
All the forces belong to Wise
's brigade, a command that has always done good service when the enemy gave it a chance to meet them.
In the engagement at Turkey Island
the monitor only fired one shot, and that after she had gotten nearly a mile down the river.
This shell exploded among the artillery just as they were limbering up, wounding three members of French
's battery--one of them private Gibson
, of Giles C. H. severely.
A revival of religion is now progressing in the 46th Va., under the ministration of Rev. W. Gaines Miller
, the Chaplain
, and also in other regiments of Wise
There have been over 50 professions of conversion in that regiment, 170 in the 26th Va., and a number in the 4th Va. heavy artillery, at Chaffin's Bluff.