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hour — after which they started to return to Dranesville The troops had proceeded about a half a mile when the whistle of the locomotive was heard in the distance, whereupon Col Gregg ordered a half, wheeled his column and marched rapidly back to Vienna.--They had scarcely time to place two cannon in position when a train of cars, consisting of six flats and a baggage car, came slowly around the curve, pushed by a locomotive.--Each flat was crowded with armed men whose bayonets glistened in the at our men without effect. Six of the enemy were left dead upon the ground. It is believed that this invading party consisted of Regulars and Michigan Volunteers.--Col. Gregg had received information that a detachment of Federalists came to Vienna on Sunday evening, and brought timber to repair the bridge, and that they stated while there that they would come on Monday with men enough to whip and hang every d — d Secessionist in the neighborhood. They made a slight mistake in their calcul
The Daily Dispatch: June 19, 1861., [Electronic resource], Ordnance Department, Richmond.Va.,may 26, 1861. (search)
we have had the hottest weather the troops have yet experienced. The thermometer stood at 105 degrees in the sun. It was reported among the Secessionists at Vienna, fifteen miles out, this afternoon, that Federal forces are at Leesburg. The people there were in communication with the Confederates, their scouts being there ual troops reconnoitering — trainfired into. Alexandria, June 15. --A reconnoissance of the Loudoun and Hampshire Railroad was made to-day two miles beyond Vienna. which is fifteen miles North of Alexandria, the train being under charge of Col. Powers, accompanied by first Connecticut troops, under command of Brig. Gen. Tthe fourth bridge out, recently constructed, was burnt last night; but all the bridges were found to be safe, and the train returned. When two miles this side of Vienna a man fired on the train from an ambush, wounding Gen. Busbee, of the Connectiont Light Guards. Gen. Tyler was standing beside the wounded man on an open car. The