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d to the left, for the purpose of charging their batteries, which the enemy no sooner saw than they spiked their two batteries, and ran helter skelter through the town and down the road to the Maryland shore, a distance of six miles, a portion of Ashby's cavalry in hot pursuit, and the infantry and artillery following rapidly after; but so swift-footed were theirs movements that our cavalry did not reach them until they got to the banks of the Potomac, where they had got in ambush, and as our cad directly in front of us, half a mile distant, with the pretty little town of Hancock on the opposite shore, in Maryland, where the enemy, in considerable force were quartered. General Jackson, early in the morning, sent a flag of truce by Colonel Ashby, to the authorities of the town, notifying the inhabitants to vacate the place, as he intended to bombard it, and gave them two hours to do so. Our batteries were then placed in position, the remainder of the force being still in the rear, ex
: If I can get two thousand men ashore, I am all right. A small cove, known as Ashby's harbor, about two miles south of the battery, is indicated by Gen. Burnside aroops are to be landed. The position is marked by a house, the residence of Capt. Ashby. Gen. Burnside instructed Lieut. Andrews to take a boat's crew with ten soldf Roanoke Island, was sent by General Burnside with Lieut. Andrews to point out Ashby's harbor. Much valuable information was gained from this boy, who is unusually morning. The point at which our troops were landed is a small cove known as Ashby's harbor. The order in which our men were put on shore was: First, the Twenty- the island--one third to cover the landing at Pugh's, one third the landing at Ashby's, and one third to be held in reserve. These orders were not executed — no force was put at Pugh's, and Col. Jordan, who was placed at Ashby's, fell back without a struggle from the enemy's landing. Under cover of a steamer, on the evening o
ision and the Michigan cavalry in Winchester. Ashby's cavalry, observing this movement from a dist, nothing was visible but the same force under Ashby, which had been repulsed the previous evening.ndications of any hostile force except that of Ashby's. I communicated this information to Major fast retreating enemy, when I met with six of Ashby's cavalry — who shot down my orderly and kille On the twenty-first the rebel cavalry, under Ashby, showed themselves to our pickets, within sigho'clock on the afternoon of the twenty-second, Ashby, believing that the town was almost evacuated,in an hour, reporting no enemy in sight except Ashby's force of cavalry, infantry and artillery, whdications of any hostile force, except that of Ashby's cavalry. Gen. Shields and Gen. Banks, afterlry, kept skirmishing with the guerrillas of Col. Ashby, from the time of their first appearance unt infantry, twenty-six pieces of artillery, and Ashby's cavalry, a magnificent regiment, and vastly