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Chapter 7: Demonstration into Maryland. outpost-duty and fights on the Potomac. renewed fighting, and passage of the Potomac by night. camp at Martinsburg and Charlestown. Virginia pa
to the little town of Williamsport, about fifteen miles higher up the Potomac, cross again into Maryland, and by a vigorous demonstration induce the enemy to believe that a large portion of our whole line of pickets was established about four miles from the Potomac, on the roads leading through Maryland into Pennsylvania.
Late in the evening I received orders from General Stuart to make a reconna rincipal care was to guard a broad turnpike road leading from Williamsport into the interior of Maryland, along which an advance of a considerable body of the enemy was expected, and where small parti ust indicated the approach of yet larger columns, so that it was evident our demonstration into Maryland had not failed of its desired effect, and that we occupied the attention of a considerable port