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the town only a few hours before our with a small quantity of baggage. the captured were sick.

them who was killed — David Dick name. I think — was of Company sixth Ohio regiment. I saw a was with him immediately after he He asked for a paper, wrote upon command regiment, and wished that his should be informed of his death.

of the rebel cavalry had been in the the morning, and a man who had from the Front Royal road stated force of infantry were but a few . We passed through, however, them, and on to Winchester,

end of our column encountered which was to have been sent to attention . First the Zouaves d'afrique, of General Banks, had been standing in the rear, to burn the bridge across three miles from Strasburg, had passed except the cavalry, under who was yet to come up, and the river. While they were be the bridge with tar, unsuspecting the enemy charged down upon the mountain on the left cutting in a more unmerciful and capturing all of them except .

fight of cavalry caused a great the teamsters, who fled from . The rebel cavalry came up, a hundred wagon were taken by the enemy.

which were behind, have suffered more than. I am able now definite . They were ordered at day the infantry and artillery and had started toward Winchester, to reconnaissance to Woodstock, to see if could be learned of the anticipated the. They were cut off by the of the enemy, and unable to return.-- is among the captured, and whose horse fell under him his foot, made good his escape further injury.

in the cavalry it is impossible to present with any accuracy. After through the roads and forests, in Winchester by midnight, and of them were on hand next day .

Sunday's fighting.

long and anxious day's march in the town of Winchester. By upon the following morning the non and the rattle of musketry, through my open window, brought to the consciousness that another be broken of its peaceful quiet by and unnatural pursuits of war. I the sounds and saw the smoke from the hills, but three miles dis breakfast I heard the tramping upon the road, and the heavy rolling artillery over the payments. Certain thought, there can be no hasten, we be compelled to leave Winchester.

there was a commotion, a sobbing the women, and a running to and from brought me to my feet in time to find were started on a hasty retreat; flames rising from the burning not far off, and heavy volumes of upward from them, I began to review were to abandon. Winchester. were in the other end of the town, and echo of the musketry up the between the houses most plainly . All the streets were in commotion. rushing disorderly away, and frightened by the rapidity of their companions, were in consternation. trying to escape faster than their dreading most of all to be the last. the enemy's boomed in and a small cloud of smoke in the appearing, and then dissolving where the ball had exploded. Home among our men and the panic was for a short time. Guns, knapsack cartridge boxes, bayonet and bayonet settered upon the ground in great, thrown away by the panic-stricken . But this confusion and disorder long duration.

Banks, riding continually among the them kindly and glumly, to a consideration of their un consternation. At length, stationing and Staff, with several others, across borough which the soldiers were rapidly the men were formed into line, to march on in a soldier-like man

occurred in the extreme rear of the unable to state with confidence. cruelty, acting Brigadier General, of whose regiments — the First has been already stated, with two regiments — the Twenty-eighth New fifth Connecticut--is reported, and authority, as captured. During the continued for two hours before from Winchester, the brigade be admirably, and repulsed the enemy; on flanked by superior numbers, to withdraw. Our forces-- brigade on the left, and Gordon's right — were in position along a gorge two hills.

second Massachusetts was firing upon from behind a stone wall, when upon by an enflinding fire from who had come upon our flank, they escape from them, coming as they were superior numbers.

point the enemy came up in a large single file upon the front and double file upon either side March to within a certain distance they dered to halt, to fix bayonets, and which they did in good order.

Gordon and staff are safe; also, Gen. and staff. While retreating through women from the houses opened upon our soldiers and killed a any of them.

Col. Brown 28th New York, is said killed, Col. Knipe, 46th Penn wounded and taken prisoner; Col. 29th Pennsylvania, killed, and many .

mn retreated, after the slight panic I have alluded, in good order, pur the enemy beyond Martinsburg. The train proceeded as far as the Poto many of the teams had been continues upon ferry boats this morning.

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