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The Daily Dispatch: August 30, 1862., [Electronic resource], Capture of a Railroad train between Winchester and Harper's Ferry. (search)
n. Fires were then built in the two passenger cars, and firewood piled on to facilitate the burning. A full head of steam was put on the engine, and the machine started in the direction 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 for a scouting party of their own men. On questioning these pickets it was as certained that the force in town consisted of fourteen men. A charge was ordered, and the Yankees taken completely by surprise, and surrendered without firing a shot. The spoils at this point were 17 hornes, (some of them very fine ones,) 20 Colt's navy revolvers, five Sharp's sarbines, in fine condition, 18 Yankee saddles, bridles, and trappings, and a large number of gum overcoats, blankets, &c.