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ough the Mill Creek Valley — a good, loyal neighborhood, and the homes of Captain Ault's Swamp Rangers.
We now felt that we were among friends; and from here to New-Creek there is a large proportion of Union men.
We arrived at Petersburgh, and enjoyed a two days rest.
This morning McNeil and White, with three hundred guerrillas, attacked a train of ninety wagons, which were on the way from New-Creek to Petersburgh.
They killed two of the guards, wounded five, pillaged seven wagons and burned five, and captured two hundred horses.
It was a bold, daring act; but the train was some two miles in length, and a guard of only seventy-five men to protect it are bitter secesh.
But we found corn and hay in abundance, and that was what our horses needed, so we used it.
The morning of the seventeenth we started for New-Creek, where we arrived in the afternoon, and where our ears were gladdened by the music of the steam-whistles on the locomotives of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad.