Saturday, September 5, 2009

From Yorktown


Yesterday morning a section of artillery was planted within half a mile of the rebel works. Fifteen shots were fired into their earthworks before they could bring their guns to bear, when we withdrew.

A fine view was had yesterday of the rebel works at Yorktown and Gloucester, from a house at the mouth of Wanlith’s Creek. Twenty-four guns were seen in the water battery at Yorktown and nine at Gloucester. At the latter place new works were being erected. The wharves were covered with commissary stores and the river dotted with sails.

On Saturday Corpl. Bean, Co. B, Berdan’s sharpshooters, was shot while on picket duty.

– Published in The Davenport Daily Gazette, Davenport, Iowa, Thursday Morning, April 17, 1862, p. 2

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