#26 Messenger of Death Frayser's Farm, Virginia June 30, 1862


Frayser's Farm, Va. June 30, 1862

UNION SUFFERS A COSTLY DEFEAT

The Confederate Army continued their high-spirited fighting and was able to defeat the Union Army in a bloody battle at Frayser's farm, today. The tide of the battle was in the Southern forces favor, throughout. Union troops were helpless as the enemy waged attack after attack. Victims fell at an alarming rate and retreat was the only possible choice. Rumor is spreading in the camp that the War Department is very dissatisfied at the way things have been going for General McClellan. The Union officer has been steadily driven back as the Confederates have fought furiously for victory. The spirit of the Federal Army is low and it is hoped that the arrival of reinforcements will help.