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[6] army. The one from Harper's Ferry, under General W. S. Hancock, was composed of 1,500 infantry, four regiments of cavalry and four pieces of artillery—numbering perhaps 5,000 men or more. This advance was opposed by Colonel Munford with a part of the 2d, 7th and 12th Virginia cavalry. He was supported by one gun of Chew s battery, and three of the Richmond Howitzers under Captain B. H. Smith, Jr.

Captain Smith lost a foot in this fight, and Lieutenant H. C. Carter, of this city, was badly wounded. By one of those curious mistakes that sometimes occur, Colonel Munford mistook this Carter for J. W. Carter, who was in Chew's battery. McClellan in Life of Stuart follows this report. So, we are engaged to-night in correcting, as well as preserving, history.

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