Tuesday, November 24, 2009

A Sharp Skirmish

NEW YORK, April 23. – Capt. Elder who reached this city this p. m., states that on the 18th, as a reconnoitering party of the 8th Regiment Michigan volunteers went out under command of Col. Fenton to accompany Lieut. Wilson of the Engineer Corps to Wilmington Island, for the purpose of erecting fortifications, they encountered a regiment of Georgia troops in ambush, and a skirmish ensued, which ended in a complete route of the rebels, leaving their dead on the field. Our troops pursued them for two miles. As it was dark when they returned, our informant could not ascertain the number of rebels killed and taken prisoners.

The following is a list of killed and wounded of the Michigan 8th:

KILLED – N. Minor Pratt, Adjt.; F M Badger, 2d Lieut. Co C; private Timothy Conder, co A; A Shorter, co A; Geo Sherback, co D; Chas A Bailey, co D; A Vandantock, Co D; Derkie Kapte, co D; James Barton, co H; Edwin Ayers, co I; Ely Myers, co K; Richard Patzie, co K.

WOUNDED – Capt B B Church, left thigh slight; Capt A A Gould, left leg slight; 2d Lieut Geo Jennings co A, Serious; Privates C Schappi, co C, left leg serious; Silas Turner, co C, side and back serious, Chester Walker, co C, right leg serious; Andrew Colborne, co D, serious; Nicholas Castlin, co D, serious; Warren Cole, co A, mortally; A Jennings, co A, left hip, serious; Charles Sindrick, co K, slight; John R Bunting, co I, serious, Walter Pynes, co I, left hip serious; James Cooper, co D, serious; Barney Cullen co A, right hand serious; Richard Hankman, co D, right hand serious; Ross Campbell, co K, left side serious; Stephen Watters, co D, left foot slight; Samuel S Labeuf, co D, right side of head slightly; W B Colf, co I, right shoulder back serious; Thomas Preston, co I, left hand slightly.

– Published in The Burlington Weekly Hawk-Eye, Burlington, Iowa, Saturday, April 26, 1862, p. 3

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