irection of Front Royal, and on reaching Winchester Merritt's couriers brought me word that he had bmarch from Snicker's ferry.
In the mean time Merritt, after his handsome engagement with Kershaw n Berryville pike.
Following these movements, Merritt fell back to Berryville, covering the Berryvinderson's infantry.
The exposed positions of Merritt and Wilson necessitated their withdrawal if Ison.
During this firing I sent Torbert, with Merritt's and Wilson's divisions, to Kerneysville, whts of Leetown and Smithfield, and on that day Merritt's division attacked the enemy's horse at LeetWilliamsport and advanced to Martinsburg.
Merritt's possession of Smithfield bridge made Early ns of infantry.
A severe fight followed, and Merritt was forced to retire, being driven through thoward Charlestown with considerable loss.
As Merritt was nearing my infantry line, I ordered Rickenext morning I moved Torbert, with Wilson and Merritt, to Berryville, and succeeding their occupati[1 more...]