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as on my return from Washington, and found the armies between Middletown and Newton, having been driven back four miles. I here took the affair in hand and quickly united the corps,—formed a compact line of battle just in time to repulse an attack of the enemy. Pond, p. 237. Pond, p. 236. But a more vivid description is that of Col. B. W. Crowninshield of the 1st Mass. Cavalry: One thing struck me as curious,—that the stream of men was now going towards Middletown. Astonished, I left Wheaton and galloped over to the pike, where I learned that Sheridan had just passed up,—as well as can be ascertained, it was half-past 11 o'clock,—and directly after, meeting General Forsyth, chief of staff, I received orders to go to Newtown, form a guard, and collect all the stragglers I could and bring them up to the front. This I proceeded to do, and finally collected about two thousand men of all corps, and brought them up and turned them over to the command of General Crook, then on our e