Suffolk Christian Sun
February 14, 1862
It is now stated
that not more than 100 of our men were killed, and some 200 or more wounded
while the loss to the enemy was tremendous.
The Yankees came
on the Island, at a point where a bridge had
been erected by Gen. Wise, for our troops in case they had to retreat. They had to march up a road, where our men
had stationed some 12 pounders and their loss was terrible.
Several of our men
were shot in the water, as they were trying to make their escape by swimming
by Sharon Strout]