nition, and subsistence.
At eleven o'clock A. M., every thing being in readiness, the four regiments took up their line of march for Sulphur Springs.
After a short halt, the line was formed, and the bugle-notes echoed: Advance.
A march of a few hours brought the expedition to Amisville — a small, dilapidated village, whose inhabitants are all of strong rebel proclivities, many of them furnishing aid and comfort to the gangs of guerrillas infesting this vicinity.
At daybreak, on the twenty-second, the expedition proceeded toward Gaines's Cross-Roads, and, just at the left of Amisville, a charge was made upon a few guerrillas, capturing one prisoner, and scattering the remainder in all directions.
At Gaines's Cross-Roads, a nest of Mosby's men was surprised and driven to the mountains.
Thence, the expedition marched to Sperryville, where the enemy were discovered holding Thornton's Gap, and, upon the approach of our troops they offered considerable resistance to our advancing sk