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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 13: invasion of Maryland and Pennsylvania-operations before Petersburg and in the Shenandoah Valley. (search)
ore and Ohio railway suffered to the amount of $400,000, and the other two, running north, to the amount of $100,000 each. The damages to fences and small farms was estimated at $250,000. The invasion cost Maryland, according to the report of the committee of the Legislature, $2,080,000. Among the private property wantonly destroyed were the dwellings of the then Governor of Maryland (Bradford) and Montgomery Blair, who had lately left the position of Postmaster-General. and moved through Leesburgh and Snicker's Gap to the Shenandoah Valley. General Wright, of the Sixth Corps, to whom Grant had now assigned the command of all the troops at Washington available for operations in the field, pursued in the track of the fugitives. His advance overtook them July 18. at Snicker's Ferry, on the Shenandoah River. General Crook, with his cavalry, had struck them at Snicker's Gap the previous day. At the ferry there was a sharp skirmish, when the passage was cleared, and Crook and his horsem