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oward the Potomac. Deeming the roads to Sharpsburgh, on the north side of the river, impracticable, he resolved to cross at Harper's Ferry and march by way of Shepherdstown. Owing to the condition of his troops and other circumstances, his progress was slow, and he did not reach the battle-field at Sharpsburgh until some time aft should be ready again to offer battle. During the night of the eighteenth, the army was accordingly withdrawn to the south side of the Potomac, crossing near Shepherdstown, without loss or molestation. The enemy advanced the next morning, but was held in check by General Fitz-Hugh Lee with his cavalry, who covered our movement with boldness and success. General Stuart, with the main body, crossed the Potomac above Shepherdstown and moved up the river. The next day he recrossed at Williamsport, and took position to operate upon the right and rear of the enemy, should he attempt to follow us. After the army had safely reached the Virginia are, with s
, about five miles from Shepherdstown. Shepherdstown. On the morning of the twentieth, at ha night was very dark,) within two miles of Shepherdstown, where, receiving orders to hasten forwardision on the road to Boteler's Ford, below Shepherdstown, and he immediately put his own and Trimblartillery proceeded to within two miles of Shepherdstown, the last position from which Lee's artill in this position until late at night. At Shepherdstown, September eighteenth, 1862, my brigade fomentioned for great daring and coolness at Shepherdstown; Sergeant Jesse H. Pinkerton is mentioned the various engagements from Cedar Run to Shepherdstown, inclusive. The report must necessarily bce of the division, back to the ferry near Shepherdstown. Soon after we had taken our position in d, and of course lost none. On reaching Shepherdstown, late next evening, I met Brigadier-Generasuch ammunition as I could, and send it to Shepherdstown, or to the battle-field of Sharpsburg, as [26 more...]