June 22, 1861
REPORTED BATTLE—We are informed that a lady of this city received a letter
to-day from a relative, a member of the Stephens’ Guard, who states that on the
17th his company participated in a fight near Hampton.
reports that the Confederates lost five men but the Federalists a much larger
number. That batteries were being thrown
up at the position, and an engagement was expected. None of the Stephens Guards (Capt. Ketchums’s Company) were killed.
by Sharon Strout]