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r with those already sent to Snickersville, making twenty-two in all, were sent to your headquarters for disposal. We pursued them about five miles in the direction of Point of Rocks. Learning that there was a force of about sixty cavalry in Poolesville, I determined to push forward to that place; sent my worst horses back; sent a squad of men to watch the enemy at Harper's Ferry; they charged the pickets, capturing twenty-six, which were paroled. I crossed the Potomac at Conrad's Ferry with ninety-three men about one hour by sun; arrived at Poolesville about eight P. M. Before entering the town I learned that about one half of their force had gone on a scout; and that the remainder were quartered in the town hall. Divided my force and charged it in two directions. Upon surrounding the hall and demanding its surrender, was answered with a volley from door and windows; we returned the fire with good effect, killing a lieutenant and the orderly sergeant, and wounding eight, includ