Wednesday, November 30, 2011

EDINBURG, Va., [April] 5 [1862].

The enemy attempted to retard the operations of our bridge builders, but we shelled them off.  One of the enemy’s videttes was killed 600 yards distance, by sharp shooters of the Wisconsin 3d.  The enemy are encamped near Jackson.  The position occupied by our advanced batteries commanding all elevations beyond Stony Creek, were selected by Gen. Banks Tuesday amid the hottest fire of the enemy.  Jackson’s force is principally composed of impressed men, who refused to fight against us.  Those from Page and Rockingham counties retired to a point below these two counties, and there entrenched themselves, defying Jackson’s attempt to compel them to join him.

– Published in The Davenport Daily Gazette, Davenport, Iowa, Tuesday Morning, April 8, 1862, p. 1

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