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s plans. Ammunition he must have, as he had failed to capture it from the enemy, according to precedent. Our progress, he continues, was naturally very slow, indeed, and we took eight hours to go as many miles. I will close these extracts with the following graphic sketch of a stampede which occurred on Monday, July sixth, about seven P. M., and demonstrates most unequivocally the utter demoralization of the confederate army: About seven P. M., the writer states, we rode through Hagerstown, in the streets of which were several dead horses and a few dead men. After proceeding about a mile beyond the town, we halted, and General Longstreet sent four cavalrymen up a lane, with directions to report every thing they saw. We then dismounted and lay down. About ten minutes later (being nearly dark) we heard a sudden rush — a panic — and then a regular stampede commenced, in the midst of which I descried our four cavalry heroes crossing a field as fast as they could gallop. All wa
Over five hundred prisoners were taken, but from the nature of the expedition it was impossible to bring them in. The casualties have not yet been ascertained. Colonel Dahlgren, Major Cook, and Lieutenant-Colonel Litchfield, with about one hundred and fifty men, are missing. The latter is known to have been wounded. Too much praise cannot be awarded Colonel Dahlgren, nor too much regret felt at his supposed capture. Not fully recovered from the loss of his leg in the charge upon Hagerstown, he volunteered his services to General Kilpatrick, and was assigned to the most important command in the expedition. The greatest consternation prevailed in Richmond during the fighting, as well it might. The men who have been baffled of their prey — the rebel capital — feel that they would have been gloriously successful if the authorities at Washington had permitted General Butler to cooperate with them, and keep Pickett's infantry employed down the Peninsula. Another account.