Thursday, January 21, 2010

From Yorktown

FORT MONROE, April 19.

Thirty-nine wounded from Yorktown arrived to-day, making 90 wounded in the fight on the left flank on Wednesday. The whole number was 32 killed and 90 wounded.

In Norfolk papers, Magruder’s account gives 25 rebels killed, including Col. McKinney, and 75 wounded.

Cannonading is heard towards Yorktown, but it is an attempt of the enemy to disturb our working parties. With the exception of the affair at the rifle pits Thursday, they get the worst of the skirmishing. – Work progresses rapidly, and when the siege begins, it will be terrific.

The steamer Hoge has arrived from Newbern on the 18th. Ft. Macon is thoroughly cut off. It has been ascertained that the supply of provisions is short; that no attempt will be made on the fort, but starve them out.

Slight expectations still prevailed that the rebels might attack Newbern, and fortifications were being built for its protection.

Smoke and flames from the Norfolk fire are still visible.

– Published in The Davenport Daily Gazette, Davenport, Iowa, Tuesday Morning, April 22, 1862, p.1

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