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A correspondent of the Troy Times, in describing the recent skirmish near Newmarket Bridge, Dec. 22, says: “The most singular thing connected with this skirmish, was the appearance of a woman mounted upon a beautiful horse, riding fearlessly in the thickest part of the fight, and report says that she rode far in advance of the rebel cavalry, and dashing up to the captain of Company G, Twentieth regiment, discharged a pistol at him; when he turned around, she smiled, and rode off. The captain says he could easily have ended her life had he felt disposed, but he was too much of a gentleman to shoot a woman. But the most provoking of all was the appearance of a company of niggers among the rebel infantry, and three of those wounded, from the Twentieth regiment, were shot by these black rascals. We can fight men, and even niggers, but we can't fight women, though I think if this rebel horsewoman, or any more female cavalry, make their appearance in another fight, they had better keep out of range of our rifles.”

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