no parallel, and yet they glory in their shame.
All of the cavalry, numbering about two thousand, under the command of Col. Davis, cut their way out Saturday evening, going by the road to Sharpsburgh, and capturing on its way, Longstreet's train, and more than a hundred prisoners. They comprised the following: Eighth New-York, Twelfth Illinois, Rhode Island and Maryland.
They left at nine o'clock, crossing to Maryland on the pontoon-bridge.
Rebel pickets fired on them as they passed by.
The artillery taken comprised the following:
Twelve 3-inch rifled guns.
Six 24-pound howitzers.
Four 20-pound Parrott guns.
Six 12-pound guns.
Four 12-pound howitzers.
Two 10-inch Dahlgrens.
One 50-pound Parrott.
Six 6-pound guns, and several pieces of “Fremont's guns,” of but little value.
Seven of the whole number were thoroughly spiked.
But few horses were taken, the cavalry having secured most of them.
The Commissary Department comprised six days rations for twelve thousand men. This embraces nearly all the Government property which was surrendered.
The force surrendered.As soon as Jackson returned from the village, our entire force was mustered on Bolivar preparatory to stacking arms and delivering over generally. They comprised the following:
|Twelfth N. Y. State Militia, from New-York,||600|
|One Hundred and Eleventh New-York--raw troops,||1,000|
|One Hundred and Fifteenth New-York--raw troops,||1,000|
|One Hundred and Twenty-fifth New-York--raw troops,||976|
|One Hundred and Twenty-sixth New-York--raw troops,||1,000|
|Eighty-seventh Ohio--three months regiment,||850|
|First Maryland Home Brigade,||800|
|Third Maryland Home Brigade,||500|
|Fifth New-York Artillery,||267|
|Phillips's New-York Battery,||120|
|Officers connected with Headquarters and Commissary Department,||50|
|Sick and wounded in hospitals,||312|