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The Daily Dispatch: June 29, 1863., [Electronic resource], Gen. Imboden's movements — the destruction of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. (search)
Gen. Imboden's movements — the destruction of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. For the first time since the commencement of the war, Cumberland, Md., a city of about 10,000 inhabitants, was occupied a short time since by our forces under Gen. Imboden.--Crossing the mountains near Moorefield, in Hardy county, the command hurried on to Romney, and from thence to Springfield — the Federal forces falling back to New Creek, on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, where they concentrated a force of nearly 4,000 men. Imboden dispatched a regiment of cavalry around them, which entered Cumberland with but slight resistance, where some ammunition and quartermaster stores were found. The fine bridges on the railroad in the vicinity of the city were destroyed, and the depots burned. The canal was also much damaged. In this visit to Cumberland, and beyond that point, Gen. Imboden's command captured a large number of fine cattle and horses, which are now safe in the Confederate lines,