he enemy, comprising three companies of cavalry, two pieces of artillery, and more than a regiment of infantry, had formed to receive the charge.
The 6th charged them, when their cavalry took to immediate flight; but their infantry, the 1st Yankee Maryland regiment made a determined stand, and the conflict for some time was fierce and bloody.
We lost about twenty- five in killed and wounded, the enemy about the same number.
We took about six hundred prisoners.
In killed, wounded, and prisoners, the 1st Yankee Maryland regiment was actually demolished, not more than fifteen escaping.
After the rout was complete, and most of the prisoners captured, others came up and assisted in taking prisoners.
Owing to the difficulty in crossing the bridge at Front Royal, which had been set on fire by the enemy, it was difficult for the cavalry to cross the river, which accounts for so small a portion of the cavalry being in the fight.
There were but four companies in the charge, which we