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The Federal at Leesburg

The Lynchburg Virginian states that a force of about 1,200 Yankee cavalry made a dash into Leesburg on Wednesday last. The Confederate infantry (a small force) fired a few rounds, when the Yankees wheeled about and retired to await the arrival of their artillery. The artillery arrived, they commenced shelling the town, injuring 19 houses, and wounding a lady named Harding. Meanwhile our forces had fallen back on the road to Winchester thus drawing the enemy after them. Our cavalry, pursued, fired upon them, killing two and wounding nine Yankees. The latter returned to the town, where they stayed about two hours, and left in great haste, without paroling any of the sick that were in the hospital. The enemy departed in the direction of Drainsville, when our forces occupied the town, and hold it still.

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