The below article was a preliminary report published in a Richmond newspaper. The report was subsequently republished in New York
via the New York Times. Republication, or reprinting, was
common practice during the American Civil War. Furthermore,
preliminary reports were often misleading and/or exaggerated.
THE FIGHT AT HANOVER COURT-HOUSE
Tuesday, May 27, 1862.
A heavy skirmish occurred to-day, which lasted
from 1 to 7 this
afternoon. The firing was heard here
from the direction of Hanover Court-House, and it is
believed to be in that vicinity.
No particulars have
been received. The skirmish is believed in the city
to be prelude to a general engagement.
In the skirmish this afternoon, at Hanover Court-
House, the Twenty-fifth New-York and Twenty-eighth
North Carolina were principally
Federals were killed and wounded, and sixty captured.
prisoners have arrived here. The Confederate
loss is only six or eight. Nothing has yet been heard
the skirmish of attles station [present-day Atlee,
THE NEW YORK TIMES
June 8, 1862