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e of our own soldiers who should volunteer for the delicate and hazardous duty would be the most valuable material, and decided that they should have a battalion organization and be commanded by an officer, Major H. K. Young, of the First Rhode Island Infantry. These men were disguised in Confederate uniforms whenever necessary, were paid from the Secret-Service Fund in proportion to the value of the intelligence they furnished, which often stood us in good stead in checking the forays of Gilmore, Mosby, and other irregulars. Beneficial results came from the plan in many other ways too, and particularly so when in a few days two of my scouts put me in the way of getting news conveyed from Winchester. They had learned that just outside of my lines, near Millwood, there was living an old colored man, who had a permit from the Confederate commander to go into Winchester and return three times a week, for the purpose of selling vegetables to the inhabitants. The scouts had sounded th
ster surprised Colonel Young sent to capture Gilmore the guerrilla Colonel Young's success captus under such partisan chiefs as Mosby, White, Gilmore, McNeil, and others, and this had considerablhe guerrillas infesting West Virginia. Harry Gilmore, of Maryland, was the most noted of these ese spies returned with the intelligence that Gilmore was on his way to Moorefield, the centre of a Baltimore and Ohio railroad. Believing that Gilmore might be captured, I directed Young to undert a week these men came back and reported that Gilmore was living at a house between three and four pass his party off as a body of recruits for Gilmore coming from Maryland and pursued by the Yankethe Union cavalry, gained immediate access to Gilmore's room. He found the bold guerrilla snugly tisoner to one of Sheridan's staff. Meanwhile Gilmore's men had learned of his trouble, but the eare was sent to Fort Warren. The capture of Gilmore caused the disbandment of the party he had or[1 more...]