and wounded, 2500 prisoners, 15 battle flags and 5 cannon.
's report of this engagement written in Winchester
was, “We have just sent the enemy whirling through Winchester
and are after them tomorrow.
We captured 2500 prisoners, 5 pieces of artillery, 9 battle flags and all the Rebel
dead and wounded.
Their wounded in Winchester
amount to some three thousand.”
According to promise the pursuit was taken up the next day, and on the 22nd of September Early was found twenty miles south of Winchester
in a very strong position on Fisher's Hill
immediately disposed his army to assail the enemy.
He placed the 6th and 19th Corps in front of the Rebel
works and sent the 8th Corps by a concealed and circuitous route to concentrate on the left flank of the Rebel
When this was accomplished, late in the afternoon the command was given to charge, and while the main force of the enemy was engaged in resisting the attack in front the 8th Corps broke over the works on their left flank, and another route, more disastrous than that at Winchester
The writer had found a good position from which to view as much of the scene of battle as possible, and with a companion was watching eagerly the battle, when a Rebel battery, evidently thinking him and his companion persons of distinction and authority, sent three shells in quick succession at us, but without serious effects.
The fragments fell uncomfortably near us however and we moved down out of sight towards the front.
Of this fight Colonel Beckwith
gives the part taken by the 121st New York. “About 2 o'clock of the 22d we moved farther to the left, and then forward through some woods down a hill.
Coming out of the woods we came to the railroad, and ”