Suffolk Christian Sun

April 4, 1862

Page 2


Among the prisoners taken by the Yankees at Newbern we learned the name of Robert Meltier, a young man of Nansemond county.  He was a member of Capt. Mayo’s company.

Capt. Wm. T. Parker, formerly of Nansemond commanded a company from Gates in Col. Avery’s Regiment.  He fought bravely, losing 6 of his men.

Lieut. Alex. Jones, formerly of Suffolk, fought through the battle in Capt. Whiteburst’s Heavy Artillery company.  This company came out of the fight with only 6 men left, the balance being all wounded, captured or killed.


[Transcribed by Sharon Strout]