Tuesday, September 11, 2012

The New York Times Reports the Battle of Washington, NC-- Part 1

From the September 10, 1862 New York Times.

The steamer Gide had arrived in Hampton Roads from New Bern, NC, with news of the battle on the 6th.

It reported that 1,200 Confederates had attacked the town and after a two hour fight, were repulsed and pursued seven miles.

"The gunboat Louisiana rendered essential service in shelling the rebels out of the strong positions they had seized.

The gunboat Picket was blown up by an accidental explosion of her magazine, Capt. Nichols and nineteen men were killed and six wounded.

Our loss on shore was seven killed and forty-seven wounded.
Thirty rebels were killed and thirty-six taken prisoner."

Old Secesh

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