over the Winchester and Strasburgh road.
But the wily rebel meant to run — not fight — and had succeeded in reaching Strasburgh just in season to pass between McDowell on the one side and Fremont on the other.
I know nothing of the movements of the former, except that his advance-guard reached Strasburgh next morning, twelve hroops where his lines had been formed, and at six next morning advanced again upon Strasburgh.
A mile from camp a courier met him with the news that the head of McDowell's column was approaching the train from the other side.
The General instantly put spurs to his horse, and dashing over four miles of frightful roads, passed inftry, artillery, and cavalry, and, with only his staff for body-guard, entered the main street of Strasburgh just as Gen Bayard, commanding the advance brigade of McDowell, rode in.
The First New-Jersey cavalry, Col. Halstead, came up shortly afterward, and with his regiment and the rest of his force, Gen. Bayard was ordered to