verely handled by Pleasonton at Beverly Ford, Aldie, and Upperville, instead of being able to retard General Hooker's advance, was driven himself away from his connection with the army of Lee, and was cut off for a fortnight from all communications with it—a circumstance to which General Lee in his report alludes more than once with evident displeasure.
Let us now rapidly glance at the incidents of the eventful campaign:
A detachment from Ewell's corps, under Jenkins, had penetrated on June 15 as far as Chambersburg.
This movement was intended at first merely as a demonstration, and as a marauding expedition for supplies.
It had, however, the salutary effect of alarming the country; and vigorous preparations were made not only by the general government, but here in Pennsylvania and in the sister States, to repel the inroad.
After two days passed at Chambersburg, Jenkins, anxious for his communications with Ewell, fell back with his plunder to Hagerstown.
Here he remained for