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Banks's retreat from Strasburg. details of Thursday's operations — the battles at Front Royal and Winchester — the three days operations. From the account of the New York World's ay's fighting. Hagerstown, Md. Sunday, May 25. --The Maryland First had been sent from Strasburg to Front Royal, a small village twelve miles distant, just beyond the Massanuten range, which . The remnant saved from the battle at Front Royal had retreated upon the road which connects Strasburg with Front Royal, and the enemy were known to be in close pursuit. Their movement, too, s we were retreating, and in front of us. But we moved on, and had proceeded three miles beyond Strasburg, had crossed Cedar creek bridge, and ascended the bill beyond. A consternation seemed to have moved almost at the speed of double-quick. Presently Gen. Williams, who had not yet left Strasburg, came riding rapidly, with his Staff, to the head of the column, and the soldiers raised a hea
a paper, wrote upon command regiment, and wished that his should be informed of his death. of the rebel cavalry had been in the the morning, and a man who had from the Front Royal road stated force of infantry were but a few . We passed through, however, them, and on to Winchester, end of our column encountered which was to have been sent to attention . First the Zouaves d'afrique, of General Banks, had been standing in the rear, to burn the bridge across three miles from Strasburg, had passed except the cavalry, under who was yet to come up, and the river. While they were be the bridge with tar, unsuspecting the enemy charged down upon the mountain on the left cutting in a more unmerciful and capturing all of them except . fight of cavalry caused a great the teamsters, who fled from . The rebel cavalry came up, a hundred wagon were taken by the enemy. which were behind, have suffered more than. I am able now definite . They were ordered
o generously and profusely on all hands. day at early dawn, we were again to pay Gen. Banks a visit, who mped at Strasburg, twelve miles dis after reconnoitering for several hours, by's cavalry marched down the road to Middletown, which is six miles in Strasburg, and Gen. Ewell's command road to Newtown, twelve miles in Strasburg. At 2 o'clock a courier re at Banks was on the retreat, and had Middletown, but that two regiments of were still left behind at Strasburg Middletown as aStrasburg. At 2 o'clock a courier re at Banks was on the retreat, and had Middletown, but that two regiments of were still left behind at Strasburg Middletown as a baggage guard. Johnson's division, under the of Brigadier-General Elsey, was at down the road to Middletown, in the enemy. On our march we met after detachment of Ashby's men and horses. Among one of the of prisoners, about twenty in prisoners, and eight or nine hundred at Winchester, and numbers from points north are being hourly brought in. At Strasburg we took six pieces of artillery. W. W. H. Taylor Hotel, Winchester. Va. May 28, 1862. This beautiful i