June 19th.—The company was ordered to Waynesborough, Pa., to capture horses and cattle in the neighborhood for our army.
A powerful thunder-storm surprised us at night, and we took refuge on a large farm.
The proprietor was obliged to furnish us with rations for ourselves and our horses.
June 20th.—We succeeded in capturing a number of horses and some cattle.
At noon we came to the farm of an old Pennsylvania German.
He was scared to death at catching sight of us, and shouted O mein Gott, die rebels!
I soon reassured him, telling him that no harm should result to him if he furnished us with a dinner and rations for our horses, and we were well cared for. A Federal cavalry regiment passed in sight of the place, fortunately not discovering our presence, and I concluded to march with my command to Lestersburg, Md., where the citizens furnished us with supper.
We camped for the night in an open field, midway between Lestersburg and Hagerstown.
A dangerous section.