Hillsborough (NC) Recorder
July 24, 1861
have received a great many verbal accounts of the fight on the 11th
at camp Garnett.
They are variant and in some respects
contradictory. But they all agree in one
particular: that our men who were engaged fought like heroes. For four hours less than 300 men withstood
3,000, and each killed his man; for one of the best accredited reports we have
represents the killed of the enemy at not less than 400.
our side the killed and wounded and prisoners are not supposed to exceed
150. This, though disastrous in the loss
of so many noble and brave men, is one of the most gallant as it was one of the
bloodiest fights on record. Blood shed
in such profusion will make good the cause for which it flowed.
[Transcribed by Sharon Strout]