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e; whereupon, Milroy signaled McReynolds to join him, while he sent out a considerable force on either road to learn what was brewing. They had not far to go. Col. Ely, on the Front Royal road, was stopped barely a mile from Winchester, Winchester and vicinity. by a Rebel battery, and fell back, after a slight skirmish, unpg so soon as he had disarmed himself. The 110th Ohio, Col. Keifer, and the 122d ditto, on one road, the 87th Pennsylvania, Col. Shawl, and the 15th Connecticut, Col. Ely, on another, did most of the fighting that was done on our side; the former acting as a rear-guard; but the business in hand was not a fight, but a race — and ve tavern ; while Sykes, with the 5th, followed by Newton, with two divisions of the 1st, crossed at Culpepper ford, and Gregg, with a division of cavalry, crossed at Ely's Mine Run and vicinity. ford, and advanced on the Catharpen road, covering the left or most exposed flank of our infantry: the other two divisions, under Custe
nroe by Gen. Butler, and encountering, when near New Kent C. H., a brigade of Black infantry, which lad been likewise sent by Butler on the same errand. Pursuit by the enemy was of course at an end. Kilpatrick had lost 150 men on this raid, had taken 500 prisoners, a good many horses, and inflicted on the Rebels serious losses in burned bridges, stations, and stores. But Col. Ulric Dahlgren, who led a subordinate command of about 400 cavalry, had been far less fortunate. Crossing also at Ely's ferry, Dahlgren, after leaving Spottsylvania C. H., had gone farther to the right, through Louisa and Goochland counties, intending to cross the James and enter Richmond from the south when Kilpatrick assailed it from the north; but he found the river (at Dover mills) far too deep to be forded, and hanged his negro guide in the belief that he had purposely misled him away from Richmond rather than toward that city. Dahlgren now pushed down the north bank of the James to the fortifications