Date of Mudlick Engagement Fixed

Date of Mudlick Engagement Fixed 

The battle above described is stated to have occurred in the summer of 1781. The written narrative of Major McJunkin, before the writer, fixes the date on March 2. This narrative was written in 1837, five years before the publication of above extract. The statement of Major McJunkin is corroborated by the testimony of Mr. Samuel Smith, a surviving soldier of the Revolution who then resided in the same vicinity with Col. Benjamin Roebuck and knew him well. The statement of Mr. Smith will be given as our criticism on the above statement in reference to Col. Roebuck. Mr. Smith was then in his sixteenth year, the youngest of the six sons of Ralph Smith, all engaged more or less in service. One of them, William, held a Major’s commission in the same regiment with Roebuck. His account of Roebuck is in substance as follows:¬†