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war" had commenced hostile operations along the border. Some 1,500 of the enemy had crossed the Potomac (in scows) at Harper's Ferry, marched out on the Charlestown turnpike, about three miles, and entrenched themselves on Allstadt's hill. Col. Ashby being apprized of the fact, marched with some 500 men, principally Virginia militia, and two pieces of artillery, and took a position on a hill, having full view of the enemy. About sunrise on the 16th, the gallant Colonel opened the ball by l Ferry; perhaps deeming "discretion the better part of valor." However, before they left, it was necessary to "show their hand"--they set fire to a small foundry. On the Loudoun Heights Gen. Evans was stationed with two regiments to assist Col. Ashby. How much assistance was afforded from the Loudoun side cannot be ascertained, as it is thought his guns didn't reach far enough. Of one thing we are certain, Gen. Evans's men fired into a train of cars alled with Federal reinforcements, and