Suffolk Christian Sun
March 28, 1862
THE POTOMAC—FIGHT NEAR WARRENTON STATION—FORTY
YANKEES KILLED AND ONE HUNDRED MEN AND HORSES CAPTURED
We have been
reliably informed that a cavalry fight occurred about 9 miles below Warrenton
Station on the Orange
and Alexandria Railroad, the latter part of last week. Our informant did not state the day that it
occurred, but there can be no doubt as to the truth of the report, as our
information was derived through Mr. Thos. Yuille, of Campbell county who was wounded in the engagement. The particulars, as far as we were able to
ascertain, were these:
A force of three
hundred Confederate cavalry, under command of Gen. Stuart, who were protecting
the rear of our army in the retreat from Manassas, were attacked by five
hundred Yankee cavalry at the point named.
We lost 6 killed. The only person
killed on our side, whose name we have heard, was Mr. Thomas Waller, an officer
in the Amherst Rangers.
The enemy’s loss
was 40 killed and 100 prisoners captured, together with their horses, arms,
Since writing the
above we have seen Mr. Yuille, who was wounded in the
fight, and from him we received the following particulars.
took place on Saturday last. The enemy’s
cavalry, who numbered about 500, were within sight of our forces when Gen.
Stuart ordered and led the charge upon them.
The forces engaged on our side were Capt. Edgar Whitehead’s Company of
Amherst, and Capt. Harris’s Company of Campbell, under command of Col. Radford,
and four companies of the Second Virginia Cavalry, under command of Col. Jones.
The number of the
enemy’s wounded was not ascertained, but it must have been large. There were known to have been killed 40, and
captured 100, with their horses, etc., which were brought to Culpeper Court
House on Saturday.
The loss on our
side is 6 killed and 180 wounded.
But few of the
names of these who have been wounded are known.
All that we have ascertained are 1st Sergeant Thomas Waller
seriously wounded and supposed killed.
In Capt. Harris’s
company, George T. Yuille, Jerry Houston and Robert
Hunter wounded—Nash killed.
by Sharon Strout]