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Hillsborough (NC) Recorder

Hillsborough (NC) Recorder

July 31, 1861

Page 3

 

††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† Cheering News from Wiseís Legions

††††††††††† The Richmond Enquirer of Wednesday says:

††††††††††† Dr. M. A. Pellen, Medical Director of the Wise Legion, arrived in this city last night direct from the seat of war in the Kanawah Valley, and brings some cheering intelligence of the movements of our gallant troops in that section.

††††††††††† On Wednesday last a detachment of our troops, numbering 200, was stationed at an outpost on Scarey creek, sixteen miles below Charleston.They were attacked, during the day, by a division of Ohio and Indiana troops, 2,800 strong; and though the assault was vigorous, our men held the post for two hours, when they received a reinforcement of four hundred men.At this time we delivered a couple of rounds of chain-shot into the ranks of the invaders, which wound up the fight.

††††††††††† The battle was fought in an open field, our men unprotected by anything save their arms and invincible spirit.

††††††††††† The result of the engagement was a loss on our side of three men killed and one slightly wounded; while, at the lowest estimate, one hundred and seventy-five of the invaders were made to bite the dust.†† We also captured two Colonels, two Lieutenant Colonels, three Captains and a Major, and about forty prisoners, among them, Mr. Roberts, a member of the Wheeling Convention, and the special correspondent of the Cincinnati Commercial, who was caught in a hollow tree, with his report already written out of the victory they were just going, but didnít happen to gain, owing to the interference of our troops.

††††††††††† The captured officers are now at the White Sulphur Springs, on their way to Richmond.

 

[Transcribed by Sharon Strout]

 

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