and drove the enemy's cavalry under his guns at Louisa
At Logan Court House, a few days later, this indomitable officer reported that he had collected six companies of recruits, and had four or five other companies forming.
He had increased his own battalion to a regiment, and had collected one for Col. Thomas B. Swann
One of the most notable affairs in other portions of the State
in this period was the ‘greenback raid’ under Mosby
Hearing that a train had left Washington
with 42 paymasters on board carrying funds for Sheridan
's army, he determined to share in the emoluments due to active and faithful soldiers.
With about 70 picked men, and Dr. James G. Wiltshire
, of Jefferson county
, as a guide, he made a night ride and prepared to stop the train at the same place that Gilmor
's men had selected in February. One side of the track was raised in such a manner that the locomotive was overthrown, as the train arrived, and Mosby
's men went through the cars, capturing Generals Ruggles
, and $168,000 in greenbacks.
The train was then burned, and the daring raiders made a successful escape.
On reaching Bloomfield, Loudoun county
, the money was equally divided, without respect to rank, and the paymasters were forwarded to Richmond
On October 29th an unfortunate attack was made upon a Federal detachment at Beverly
, by Maj. Houston Hall
The latter was wounded and captured and his command lost 140 men in the two hours battle.
The opposite result followed an attack upon Green Spring
's rangers November 1st, the garrison being almost entirely captured, and the horses and arms carried off.
On November 25th General Kelley
sent out an expedition to hunt McNeill
, which to its great surprise encountered General Rosser
with his own and two regiments of Payne
's brigade, at Moorefield
being engaged in a little expedition of his own. The Federals escaped