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Posted By: on: 09/08/2000 11:09:24 EDT
Subject: RE: BATTLE OF BLAKELY

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HEY SHOTGUN, WHY CANT I FIND ANY INFO ON THE BATTLE OF
BLAKELY {APRIL 9 1865} ON THIS SITE. I LIVE CLOSE TO BLAKELY AND LIKE TO READ OF IT'S HISTORY. THANK'S PS. LIKE THE SITE , WELL DONE.

Hello TS, this is what I found on it, Not sure this is the battle you are referring to

Blakely, Ala.
April 1, 1865


2nd Cavalry Brigade, 13th Corps.

Spurling's cavalry was sent ahead to ascertain the best route
to Holyoke and to open up communications with Gen. Canby, who
was operating against Spanish Fort and Blakely.

He left Stockton at 5 a. m. on the 1st, and when about 5 miles
from Blakely encountered a considerable force of the enemy.
Dismounting the 2nd Me. and deploying the men as skirmishers,
he soon determined the strength and position of the
Confederates.

Then charging with the 2nd IL the Confederates were routed
from their position and two companies followed to within a
mile of their works at Blakely. Most of the Confederate force
belonged to the 46th Miss. The battle flag of that regiment
was captured, together with 74 men, 8 horses and mules and 70
stands of arms.

The Union loss was 1 man mortally and 1 slightly wounded, the
latter having his foot injured by the explosion of a torpedo
buried in the road. The prisoners were made to dig up the
other torpedoes that had been placed there.


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