Mobile Advertiser & Register
June 16, 1861
INCIDENT OF THE
ACQUIA CREEK FIGHT- The Fredericksburg Herald, in speaking if the first fight
of Acquia Creek between the federal vessels and our
There was no one
injured on our side except for William McDougall, of this place, who received a
slight flesh wound on the hand by a shell that exploded above him. McDougall had gone in a boat for the purpose
of bringing in a guard of a small schooner.
His quick eye discerned a shell making direct for him as he sat
sculling; with one bound he cleared the boat, jumping into the river, but still
holding on to the boat with one hand; the shell exploded above him, and one
piece struck his hand.
Recorder, in speaking of the second fight on Friday last, relates the following
During the firing
two shells fell in one of the batteries, and, so soon as they had fallen, both
were taken hold of by Lieut. Yancey, of the Tennessee regiment, and pitched into the
river before they could do any damage.
We have this from an eye witness.