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ol. John R. Kenly, commanding First Maryland volunteers, was sent on the sixteenth day of May from Strasburgh to Front Royal, with instructions to retain the troops under Major Tyndale, attached to Gen. Geary's command, and to protect the town of Front Royal and the railroad and bridges between that town and Strasburgh. The forces under his command consisted of his own regiment, (seven hundred and seventy-five available men,) two companies from the Twentieth Pennsylvania volunteers, Lieut.-Col. Perham commanding; the Pioneer Corps, Capt. Mapes, engaged in constructing bridges ; two companies of the Fifth New-York cavalry, and a section of Knapp's battery, Lieut. Atwell commanding. There were three companies of infantry stationed on the road near Strasburgh; the Second Massachusetts, Capt. Russell, at the bridge; one company of the Third Wisconsin, Capt. Hubbard, and one company of the Twenty-seventh Indiana, about five miles from Strasburgh. This force was intended as a guard fo