hells were sent after them, which had no other effect than to scare a number of our own scouts, who were so far in advance as to be directly under fire, and were very nearly hit.
The entrance to Harrisonburgh was not disputed.
A company of Connecticut cavalry under Capt. Fish, rode through the main street, and discovered two or three hundred rebel cavalry in line at the opposite end of the town, who fired on them without injury.
When all the cavalry had come up, a force, consisting of the First New-Jersey, First Pennsylvania, two companies Fourth New-York, and two companies Connecticut cavalry — in all, about eight hundred, under command of Col. Windham, of First New-Jersey regiment, was ordered forward by Gen Fremont, to take possession of the town and reconnoitre a short distance beyond.
Before this column moved, a report was brought by a scout that there were three hundred rebel cavalry within a mile of the town, who were prevented from retreating by the destruction of a bri