War of the Rebellion: Serial 026 Page 0209 Chapter XXX. SKIRMISH NEAR DEEP GULLY, N. C.

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render. I then discovered about 30 or 40 cavalry forming ahead of us at College Place. Having thus the enemy to contend with at each end of the street I formed my men on the right side of Main street, when the body at College Place advanced in a charge. We held our fire until they were close to us. Our fire broke and confused them. We killed 3 men at this fire and wounded several and took 7 prisoners who were not wounded, besides killing and capturing the like number of horses, arms, &c. I continued to move, but made another stand immediately at College Place upon discovering that the enemy in my rear moved after us. While in this position the enemy in the rear retired and your force then appeared.

This ends my report except to say I feel sorry your main object failed.

The enemy's loss in killed and wounded will be at least 13 and prisoners 11. We did not lose a man. Our men acted very bravely.

I am, colonel, very respectfully, your obedient servant,


Captain, Commanding.

Colonel W. B. TABB,

Commanding Forces near Diascund, Va.

MARCH 30, 1863.-Skirmish near Deep Gully, N. C.

Extract from "Record of Events" of Second Brigade, Fifth Division, Eighteenth Army Corps.*

Five companies of this brigade picketed that portion of our lines running from red house to Trent River, in the vicinity of Deep Gully, at which place, on March 30, a slight skirmish with the enemy's pickets occurred, on which occasion Private Fosdick, Company C, One hundred and fifty eighth New York Volunteers, was wounded and captured by the enemy.


*From Return from month of April, 1863.