and the Sixth Virginia cavalry pressed over it in single file in hot pursuit.
joined the leading squadron as soon as the enemy was well started and the cavalry on them.
then returned to their proper places with the infantry and Steuart
pushed on all night, picking up nearly every man of Kenly
It was a fight between First Maryland and First Maryland, creating great amusement in the army, for among the prisoners were many brothers, cousins, uncles, and some fathers of the Confederates
Such a scene was never witnessed before in war as the meeting between the two regiments after the Union Marylanders
were brought in as prisoners by the cavalry.
It was amusing and even jovial, for one side was glad to see somebody from home, and the other that it had fallen into the hands of relatives and kindred, although technically they were enemies.
fought his men with indomitable gallantry, intelligence and good sense.
He made all out of it that was possible, and he might have held his position had it not been for the flanking movement of the cavalry.
He was wounded by saber cut and pistol ball.
His adjutant, Tarr
, was also badly wounded.
The next morning Colonel Johnson
and staff called on Colonel Kenly
and staff and tendered any courtesies that it was proper for the one to receive or the other to offer.
was sore in body and spirit and refused any favors of any kind at the hands of his conqueror.
The ill humor of the gallant soldier was condoned on account of his misfortune, and no one thought the worse of him for his bitterness.
performed an inestimable service to Banks
He held Jackson
back for twelve hours, and thus gave Banks
opportunity to fall back from Strasburg
On the 24th Ewell
moved up within reach of Winchester
marching by Strasburg
and the valley pike.
By daylight they were in line of battle, Jackson