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advanced to Hagerstown, while Col. Lew. Wallace, on his right, took quiet possession of Cumberland, and made a dash upon Romney, which he easily captured.
Gen. Joseph E. Johnston, commanding the Rebels, burned the bridge at Point of Rocks on the 7th, and evacuated Harper's Ferry on the 14th, destroying the superb railway bridge over the Potomac.
He retreated upon Winchester and Leesburg, after having destroyed the armory and shops at the Ferry — the machinery having been already sent off to July 2d, at a place known as Falling waters, encountering a small Rebel force under Gen. Jackson (afterward known as Stonewall ), who, being outnumbered, made little resistance, but fell back to Martinsburg, and ultimately to Bunker Hill.
On the 7th, an order to advance on Winchester was given, but not executed.
Finally, on the 15th, Patterson moved forward to Bunker Hill, on the direct road to and nine miles from Winchester, which he occupied without resistance.
On the 17th, he turned ab