Fight at front Royal.
[from the Richmond (Va.) times, May 10, 1896.] a vindication of Historical truth, by one who knows.
Facts from a Diary of events, Substantiated by official reports of actors in the scenes.
Editor of the Times:
Sir,—In consequence of the frequent misstatements made, some of which have found their way into public print, concerning the fighting in the vicinity of Front Royal on the 23d of May, 1862, and the capture of the Federal garrison at that place, I have frequently been requested by some of my old comrades to prepare for publication a correct statement of the occurrences of that eventful day. From various causes I have from time to time postponed a compliance with these requests until the present, but, having been recently informed, whether correctly or not I am not able to state, that some of these statements have been incorporated in some of our modern histories, I have concluded to prepare for your columns a correct statement of the occurre