were dispersed by a couple of shells from the gunboat.--N. Y. Tribune, April 26.
Col. Donnelly, of Gen. Banks's forces, made a reconnoissance this day toward Harrisonburgh, Va. When approaching he was fired on by the rebel cavalry scouts.
Two companies of the Ohio cavalry were deployed on the left, toward Gordonsville turnpike, the same number of the Vermont cavalry on the right, and the Michigan cavalry on the centre; Hampton's battery and the Connecticut Fifth formed the reserve.
The rebel cavalry, after the first fire, retreated to the town, where they joined their command, and when escaping by the Gordonsville route, were passed by the Ohio cavalry.
Seven men and eleven horses were captured — the rest escaped.
The town was then entered and occupied by Col. Donnelly and the cavalry.
Jackson's Winchester hostages, whom he released near Shenandoah, on their parole of honor, were found in the town.
Two had died of fatigue and want of attention.--N. Y. Commercial, April 24