er brigades were sent by the direct routs to the same place.
On his way thither Gen. H encountered several small parties of the enemy and some teams, all of which he captured, and reached Rockville in advance of the main column.
At Rockville Gen. H encountered a large body of the Federal cavalry but they made feeble resistanceich was following closely in Hooker's wake, observing his movements.
That night Gen. S pushed on, and whilst at Brookeville, as also on the next day at Cooksville, the men that whole regiments slept in the saddle.
Reaching Dover on his march, Gen S was unable to get up with the infantry, but heard at this point that Gen. Earl and guarding the wagon train, which was in great danger of being captured until Gen S came to his assistance; for though he fought well, but for Gen S's timely arriGen S's timely arrival he would have been overpowered.
At Hagerstown our forces — infantry, cavalry and artillery — made their first stand after leaving Gettysburg.
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