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The Daily Dispatch: March 19, 1862., [Electronic resource], From the
From the Valley. finishing with the enemy — gallant conduct of Ashby's cavalry — the evacuate of Winchester, &c. [Correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch] Strangburg March 13, 1862 Since my last communication to your interesti
will endeavor to give to your readers so far as known.
Since about the first of March, that noble and gallant band, Ashby's cavalry, have been constantly skirmishing with the enemy, until Friday last, when they advanced in such force so close 18th Indiana regiment.
This gallant and daring exploit so ex-separated them that they again advanced with force against Ashby's cavalry and our infantry pickets; but they did not advance closer than a mile of our outpost, and again fell back.
In y a Union man named Coleman, in whose house the two Yankees had been enjoying his hospitality.
Won't he suffer if any of Ashby's men ever come across him!
Well, I would not like to be in his place.
Monday and Tuesday there was again skirmishi
The Daily Dispatch: March 19, 1862., [Electronic resource], The
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The vandals at work. From information deemed perfectly reliable, we learn that the Yankee vandals in the Valley of Virginia are prosecuting their outrages with great spirit. In the town of Winchester, the elegant residences of Senator Mason and Col. Angus W. McDonald have been burned to the ground; together with their valuable contents, including libraries and furniture. In the county of Clarke, besides enticing hundreds of negroes a way from their homes, the incendiaries have laid in ashes the fine mansion, stabling, &c., of Major Oliver R. Funsten, of Ashby's cavalry regiment. Other outrages, equally disgraceful to civilization, have been reported, but it is needless to detail them.