The Illustrated London News,
December 21, 1861
SKIRMISH IN VIRGINIA.
ALTHOUGH there had been no engagement of note
between the rival forces on the banks of the Potomac at the time of the latest
despatches leaving America, yet attacks and counter-attacks on a small scale
The Civil War in America: Skirmish Near Fall's
Church, Virginia.—From a Sketch by Our Special Artist.
tween detached bodies were continually occurring. The accompanying Illustration,
from a Sketch by our Special Artist in the Federal camp, shows a skirmish which
took place a short time ago near Fall's Church, Virginia, between a body of the
14th New York (Brooklyn) Regiment and a troop of Confederate cavalry. The 14th
were surprised while out foraging, and, after a smart skirmish, both parties
separated, the Confederates, who lost three men, carrying off with them
thirty-six prisoners and six waggons. The remainder of the 14th fell back on
their supports with their wounded, leaving some dead on the ground.