Friday, February 15, 2013

From Banks’ Advance

EDINBURG, Va., April 5. – 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 distant, by a sharp shooter of the Wisconsin 3d.  The enemy are encamped near Mount Jackson.

The positions occupied by our advanced batteries, commanding all elevations beyond Stony Creek, were selected by Gen. Banks on 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 between these two counties and there entrenched themselves, defying Jackson’s attempts to compel them to join him.

– Published in the Burlington Weekly Hawk-Eye, Burlington, Iowa, Saturday, April 12, 1862, p. 4

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