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The Daily Dispatch: August 30, 1862., [Electronic resource], Capture of a Railroad train between Winchester and Harper's Ferry. (search)
urpose of performing picket duty at that point. Leaving a sufficient picket force for the post under be command of a Sergeant, the balance of the company, thirty men, under Lieut. Rouse and Baylor, proceeded down the Valley road. Thursday night they stayed at Woodstock, and at noon the nent day they left that place and went down as far as Newtown, eight miles from Winchester, which they reached about 10 o'clock. They traveled all that night, and encamped near the line of Jefferson and Clarke counties, between Summit Point and Wadesville. At each of these points — the distance between which is only four rifles — there was a Federal force of from seventy-five to one hundred. Their object was the capture of the passenger train on the Winchester and Potomac Railroad, and were eminently successful. On Saturday afternoon, about 4 o'clock, they ventured to the railroad, and in a few minutes the sound of the engine was heard. A quick disposition was made of the forces, and obstructions