The affair in the Valley — Arrival of prisoners.
The train from Staunton
last evening brought down one hundred and seventy-four Yankee prisoners, captured in the recent cavalry engagement in the Valley
From Captain E. H. McDonald
, who had charge of the prisoners, we have some particulars of the fight.
The forces engaged on our side in the commencement of the skirmish were composed of the 11th Virginia cavalry, Col. O. R. Funston
, but the charge was led by General Jones
The attack was made at "Tom's Brook
," a few miles below Woodstock, in Shenandoah county
At the first onset the Yankee
columns were broken, but, under the lead of their officers, several ineffectual efforts were made to reform, our men pressing them too holly to permit them to do so successfully.
Towards the close of the engagement the 7th Virginia cavalry came up, and the enemy gave way and were routed.
The chase continued some fifteen miles, during which shots were several times exchanged.
The lost of the enemy in killed and wounded was about fifty.
The number of prisoners captured was about 200, including the wounded, who were paroled.
Among others wounded was a Major of one of the Yankee
regiments, who had divested himself of the designating his rank, and was paroled as a private, through the deception.
Our loss in the affair was two killed and five wounded. The prisoners state that they had but one regiment in the fight, but there were representatives captured from 12 different companies.
The greater portion of them belonged to the 13th Pennsylvania cavalry, but there were some from the 1st New York regiment.
There were five captains and six lieutenants in the lot.