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renewed fighting, and passage of the Potomac by night. camp at Martinsburg and Charlestown. Virginia partridges and a Virginia plantation. we marched quietly about six miles further in the direction of Martinsburg, and bivouacked for the remainder of the night near the large plning of Sunday, the 21st of September, we continued our march to Martinsburg, a small town on the Baltimore and Ohio Railway and the Winchest An old friend and comrade of Pelham's, Captain A., living in Martinsburg, invited the Major and myself to dine, and we spent a delightfulr that town; the left, under Jackson, remaining half-way between Martinsburg and Winchester, near the hamlet called Bunker Hill. The cavalryt four home with me in my bag. In the evening I galloped over to Martinsburg, and paid a second visit to Captain A. and the agreeable ladies by me to General Jackson, at Bunker Hill. Our route lay through Martinsburg, where a well-dressed man, mounted on a good-looking horse, was
Pleasantries with Pleasanton. we lose and Recapture Martinsburg. Osculatory ovation at Shepherdstown. with a flag of t to join him at The Bower, a plantation eight miles from Martinsburg, and about ten from Charlestown. Two-thirds of our marc, driven in our pickets, and were rapidly advancing upon Martinsburg. This put us at once in the saddle, and we proceeded atiderable time. Colonel Lee had already hastened towards Martinsburg, whither we followed him, and where General Stuart found of attack (column of platoons, as the road leading into Martinsburg, being lined on either side by stone walls, rendered theepherdstown. I was the first of our command to enter Martinsburg, but determinedly as I spurred my horse, I arrived theree of the village. Hampton now received orders to occupy Martinsburg and gradually re-establish his pickets, Lee's brigade coe at The Bower, to which Mr D. had invited families from Martinsburg, Shepherdstown, and Charlestown, and in the success of w
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wn loss had been heavy in killed and wounded, and among the former I lost my poor friend Major Eales of the 5th Virginia, who was struck by several bullets while leading his men to the charge. We got news also from William Lee's troops, commanded by Chamblis, who had come quite suddenly and unexpectedly on the cavalry we had driven from Middlesburg, killing and wounding a great number and taking 140 prisoners. The glorious accounts had meantime reached us of the capture of Winchester and Martinsburg by Ewell, with more then 4000 prisoners, 30 pieces of artillery, and innumerable stores of ammunition and provisions, rendering the opening of the campaign as favourable to its prospects as possible. As the prisoners taken during the last few days amounted to several hundreds, I was sent to Upperville, whither they had been despatched, to superintend their transfer by detachments to Winchester — a duty in which I was occupied the greater part of the day, until toward evening the sound of