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By all means go north at once, for the Texans only yesterday captured all the troops, and have all the guns, horses, and stores I While this colloquy was going on the general rode up, and Ridley interpreted the sense of what he had learned. The general doubted the information, as Lynde's regiment was one of the best in the service, and did not believe the story. It proved to be the truth, however. Ridley continues: I had just laid down when I heard Hardcastle, who was posted with Poer, cry out, Captain, I have got a prisoner. It proved to be a fellow called the Skinned Pant'er. He had crawled into camp to take observations, but could not resist his admiration for horse-flesh, and was getting away with Hardcastle's own charger, when Peer stopped him with his shot-gun. He told us he belonged to Captain C--‘s spy company, and that they had all the Federals prisoners. I told Hardcastle to turn him loose, which he did reluctantly. I ordered him to tell his captain, whom I