rce far outnumbering the one commanded by Major Knox.
The resistance offered was trifling, and as a consequence but little damage was done on either side.
Capt. Dahlgren, of Gen. Sigel's staff, who had volunteered for the expedition, was sent with a detachment to Salem--ten miles--but found no enemy.
Returning in advance of hnd finding such a course would not save his corn, finally declared that several of his horses had the black tongue, and had been eating from the corn.
says Dahlgren, all of our animals have that disease — so there is no risk to run.
Mr. Secesh then became alarmed, and begged to be let off because he feared his horses might Leesburgh, and crossing Goose Creek, after a long and fatiguing march, arrived in chantilly the same night.
Just before Gen. Stahel crossed the shenandoah, Captain Dahlgren, of Gen. Sigel's staff, with twenty-five men, was sent off to the right from Middleburgh.
He went to Mount Gilead, Circleville, Goose Creek Church, and the