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July 19, 1861-Affair near New market Bridge, Va.

Report of Col. Robert Johnston, C. S. Army.
Cockletown, Va., July 19, 1861.

SIR: I have the honor to report that a volunteer scout, consisting of Private W. Cansey, Old Dominion Dragoons; Colonel Sandidge and son, and Mr. Ferrett, of Louisiana, attached to the Charles City Cavalry, returned to my camp this morning, bringing in as prisoners Capt. E. W. Jenkins and Lieut. R. M. Shurtleff, both of the Naval Brigade.

They met near the New Market Bridge a party of six, supposed to have been annoying our pickets; killed one, who the prisoners state was Major Rawlings; wounded the two brought in, and put the rest to flight. Upon the person of one was found, upon examination, a lot of ammunition, identified as the property of a member of my command. They were met by the surgeon of this post and every attention given. The captain is very seriously wounded, the lieutenant only slightly, and will be sent to you to-morrow. Two guns taken from them are in my possession.

I am sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

Colonel, Commanding.

Maj. G. B. Cosby, A. A. A. G., Hdqrs. Army of Yorktown, Yorktown, Va.,

SOURCE: Official Records of the War of the Rebellion, Series 1, Volume 2, pg. 575

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