n and Harper's Ferry; and on the 12th, Sheridan sends the Illinois cavalry to Loudoun with instructions to exterminate as many of Mosby's gang as they can.
On the 13th occurred the memorable battle of Berryville, where Mosby with three hundred cavalry and three small howitzers attacked an equal number of the enemy's cavairy and e (16th) as Grant's dispatch above quoted is one from Sheridan to Halleck, at Washington, saying: Nothing from General Grant later than 12th.
At 7:30 A. M. on the 13th, Sheridan had written Grant—I was unable to get south of Early, but will push him up the Valley—and at 10 P. M. the same day he sent Grant another dispatch, saying to the Confederate War Department:
Chaffin's Bluff, August 16, 1864.
Colonel Mosby reports that he attacked the enemy's supply train near Berryville on the 13th; captured and destroyed 75 loaded wagons and secured over 200 prisoners, including several officers, between 500 and 600 horses and mules, upward of 200 beef cattl