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itring force of Union troops under the command of Lieutenant-Colonel Quirk, and a detachment of the rebel General Stuart's cavalry, resulting in a rout of the latter and the capture of sixteen of their number, with about two hundred head of cattle which the rebels were driving to their camp.--(Doc. 18.) Early this morning a force of Union troops under the command of Major Keenan, Eighth Pennsylvania cavalry, left Purcellsville, Va., on a reconnoitring expedition. They passed through Berrysville, Snickersville, and Philomont. On arriving at Union they found that town occupied by a battalion of Georgia cavalry, whom they drove out. Here it was ascertained that General Walker, in command of a force of South-Carolina troops, was in position five miles from Middleburgh. Major Keenan also found about a hundred wounded rebel soldiers, all of whom he paroled, and learned that General Longstreet was in command of the rebel forces near Upperville. He next proceeded to Aldie, in the vic
rew and some passengers. Finding it impossible to get the schooner off, he set fire to her and then pulled for his own ship. By this time the alarm had been given and the rebels in the fort were on the alert. Mr. Dyer, finding that the schooner did not break out in a blaze, as he expected, turned back toward the fort, and effectually did his work.--The rebel schooner Ripple, was captured by the National gunboat Kanawha, blockading the port of Pensacola, Fla.--Rebel guerrillas visited Burning Springs, Wirt County, Va., where they burned oil-works and committed other depredations. Yesterday a company of the First New York cavalry having been captured at Charlestown, Va., by a gang of guerrillas, under the leadership of Captain Mosby, the regiment left Berrysville to-day, under the command of Major Adams, in pursuit of the rebels. They were overtaken at Berry's Ford, on the Rappahannock, and, after a brief skirmish, the rebels were completely routed and the prisoners recaptured.
A. M., marched about five miles on Winchester Road; very hot; stewed apples for supper; encroached on to-morrow's rations; I act as water-bearer for Mess. No. Nasty, and find it a hard pill; officers drawing their pay; would much rather draw a clean shirt and slip. August 10.--Clear; start daylight; now resting five miles from Winchester; filed left, passing Jordan's White Sulphur Springs; here Yankee cavalry made a dash on our wagons; repulsed them easily; encamped six miles west of Berrysville; had just commenced cooking; firing commenced; ordered into line; proved to be cavalry harassing us; formed into a hollow square, and witnessed the execution of a deserter, private, 22d Virginia Regiment, marched in column of review past him, and saw the work had been surely done; I counted five bullet-holes in his breast I could have covered with my hand. Afterward put in position behind a battery, where we now are. It's awful hot, and yet our Generals have all the wells guarded, compel
ol. 3. —33d Regt. Mass. Vol. Gen. Sherman, and his reasons for not attending reunion of 2d and 33d Regts. M. V. I.; letter dated July 24, 1888. Army and Navy Journal, vol. 25, p. 1072. — – Obituary notice of Maj. Wm. H. Lamson. Army and Navy Journal, vol. 2, p. 710. — – Story of inspection. Bivouac, vol. 2, p. 145. — – Three-years service of. Gen. Adin B. Underwood, rev. of. Army and Navy Journal, vol. 18, p. 509; N. Y. Nation, vol. 32, p. 32. —34th Regt. Mass. Vol. At Berrysville, Va., Oct. 18, 1863; account; from Worcester Spy. Boston Evening Journal, Oct. 23, 1863, p. 2, col. 1. — – At Snicker's Gap, Va., July 18, 1864. Army and Navy Journal, vol. 1, p. 801. — – At Winchester, Va., July 24, 25, 1864. Army and Navy Journal, vol. 1, p. 833. — – Col. Geo. D. Wells dies of wounds received during reconnoissance, Oct. 19, 1864. Army and Navy Journal, vol. 2, p. 137. —35th Regt. Mass. Vol. Leaves for Washington, D. C. Boston Evening
Calls accepted. --Rev. Joseph Sharp, of Baltimore, has accepted the call of the Baptist congregation of Berrysville, Va., to become their pastor, and will enter on his pastoral duties the first of January. Rev. G. F. Adams, of the same city, has accepted an invitation to become pastor of the Baptist Church, Hampton, Va., and intends entering upon his duties immediately.