Mobile Advertiser & Register
June 9, 1861
Fight.—From the Richmond Dispatch of the 4th,
we take the following additional intelligence as to the Fairfax fight, of which we have already had
A passenger on the
Central train, who left Manassas Junction yesterday morning, reports the
Southern forces at that place to be in high spirits and patiently awaiting the
attack soon to be made on them by the 40,000 Hessians of Lincoln’s army. He says that an old gentleman counted the U.
S. Cavalry as they marched on Fairfax Courthouse, Saturday morning, and that
they numbered eighty-five. On their
return there were but fifty-eight in the party, and five stragglers passed
afterwards, showing that twenty-two had been either killed or taken
prisoners. Seven dead bodies had been
seen, and one of the wretched hirelings had crawled into the Confederate camp,
The same gentleman
reports that on Saturday last the railroad bridge at Martinsburg was fired and
burned by the Southern troops, as a matter of precaution against a rear attack.
afternoon it was reported on the streets that another skirmish had taken place
at Fairfax Courthouse; but as we could trace the rumor to no reliable source,
and the passengers on the cars had heard nothing of it, we are quite sure the
rumor is unfounded.