Hillsborough (NC) Recorder
July 24, 1861
JUNCTION, July 19, 10 p. m.—Everything has been
unusually quiet here to-day, contrasting strongly with the stirring events of
flag of truce was sent in at an early hour by the enemy, asking permission to
bury their dead.
Beauregard promptly granted the permission asked for.
enemy had been busily engaged all day at this melancholy business.
is thought that they have sustained a loss of at least five hundred killed and
Confederate loss is less than twenty dead.
The wounded not exactly known, but it is not thought to be large.
Harrison, of the Eleventh Virginia Regiment, wounded in the battle of
yesterday, died to-day, also George W. Muse, a private in the Washington
Artillery, of New Orleans.
cannon and five hundred stand of arms were taken from
the enemy yesterday.
attack is hourly expected here.
Patterson has crossed the Potomac at Harper’s
Ferry, for the purpose, doubtless, of making a junction with General McDowell.
prisoners, principally Pennsylvanians, arrived here to-day from Washington, en route for Richmond. --D.—
[Transcribed by Sharon Strout]