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part, was the first instance where the Union cavalry really showed itself the equal of a similar Confederate force. In the much more important cavalry battle of Aldie (June 17) the 1st Mass. Cavalry bore the brunt of the fight, charging through the town, capturing several prisoners and a battle flag, and holding the ground aftere 4th Cavalry near Petersburg (June 10), the 5th Cavalry at Baylor's Farm (June 15), the 1st Cavalry at Samaria Church (June 24), a detachment of the 2d Cavalry at Aldie (July 6), and the 32d Infantry with the 10th Battery in reserve at Deep Bottom (July 21). A more important affair, also at Deep Bottom, occurred on July 27-28, wheders were equal. The later career of his regiment vindicated this, for it did its full share, especially in those two important engagements at Brandy Station and Aldie, which, in Sheridan's phrase, made the Federal cavalry Crowninshield's 1st Mass. Cavalry, p. 18. and proved it to be henceforward not merely the equal but the s