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The Daily Dispatch: August 30, 1862., [Electronic resource], Capture of a Railroad train between
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Capture of a Railroad train between Winchester and Harper's Ferry. On Wednesday week Capt. Baylor's company of cavalry, under the command of Lieut. Rouse, was ordered from camp, at Harrisonburg, to Mount Jackson, in Shenandoah county, for the purpose of performing picket duty at that point. Leaving a sufficient picket force for the post under be command of a Sergeant, the balance of the company, thirty men, under Lieut. Rouse and Baylor, proceeded down the Valley road. Thursday night they stayed at Woodstock, and at noon the nent day they left that place and went down as far as Newtown, eight miles from Winchester, which they reached about 10 o'clo
n of Winchester.
The prisoners captured on the train were placed under Lieut. Roland and thirteen men, whilst the remaining seventeen, under Lieut. Rouse and Baylor, proceeded to Smithfield, in Jefferson county, 15 miles below Winchester.
Within half a mile of the town they captured the Yankee pickets, who mistook our forces