he mouth of the Monocacy to White's Ford, a distance of three miles. The General is of the impression that had White's Ford been occupied by any force of ours previous to the occupation of it by the enemy, the capture of Stuart's forces would have been certain; but with his (Pleasanton's) small force, which did not exceed one fourth of that of the enemy, it was not practicable for him to occupy that ford while the enemy was in his front.
New-York times account.
White's Ferry On the Potomac, two miles South of the mouth of the Monocacy, Monday, Oct. 13, 1862.
I have already sent you by telegraph a brief statement of the successful retreat of Stuart's cavalry over the Potomac at this point, after their daring and brilliant raid into Pennsylvania.
I now transmit you such details as I have been able to learn by personal presence and inquiry on the spot.
I chanced to be at the headquarters of General McClellan, near Knoxville, on Sunday forenoon, at the time heavy firing w