inspired by his presence and enthusiastic bearing, Flournoy
did not hesitate to attack the enemy's artillery and infantry in position, but dashed upon and routed them.
They rallied again and made a gallant stand in an orchard in the rear of the position from which they had been driven; but this stand was in vain; they had become thoroughly demoralized and so magnified Flournoy
's troopers into an army of horsemen, when they dashed among them with the assurance of victory and scattered them, in wild disorder, but taking most of them prisoners when they threw down their arms and surrendered.
Reinforced by the coming of two more of his companies, Flournoy
pushed the pursuit to within four miles of Winchester
, capturing one gun near the fighting ground and soon after the wagon train and the other gun, abandoned in the road, sending the latter back with two plough horses taken from a farmer's field.
The victory was complete.
A large quantity of stores was captured in Front Royal
; the Federal
camp was taken; the wagon bridges across the two rivers were saved for the passage of the Confederate army and its trains and artillery, and 904 of the enemy made the list of killed, wounded and captured, while the Confederate
loss was but 26 killed and wounded. Ashby
's movement had been successful, he having reached Buckton
before the enemy were aware of the move on Front Royal
, and cut the telegraph and railway, capturing the blockhouse guarding that station, after a spirited resistance, his attacking party being the troopers from that immediate vicinity; his attack turned back a train of cars, which was captured near Front Royal
Late in the day Jackson
established headquarters at Cedarville
, some 5 miles from Front Royal
on the road to Winchester
, near the scene of the last conflict between Flournoy
, where a country road leaves the Front Royal
and Winchester pike and leads to the Valley turnpike
, some 8 miles in the rear of Banks
' position at Strasburg
, which he was firmly holding in anticipation of a front attack while Jackson
was successfully turning his left, at Front Royal
, routing and capturing his men and cutting his communications with Manassas
, concerning which he had no information until after nightfall, attaching but little importance to the message which Kenly