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part of the rebels who were mostly Marylanders, to see their friends and relatives and steal horses. They had no artillery with them. One of the most daring incidents of this raid was the capture of 28 head of fat cattle, on Monday, near Mount Airy, 14 miles from here. The party of rebels who went to that point comprised only four or five men. One of these was the Bill Dorsey who was such a favorite with the ladies at Frederick. He and one man, learning that a drove of fat cattle was being driven to Baltimore for safety, overtook them near Mount Airy. Dorsey and his colleague, by threats of shooting the two men driving the cattle, compelled them to turn back, and the whole drove was taken back towards Frederick on the turnpike road. On approaching the city he made a detour of two or three miles, going round the city, and absolutely succeeded in getting the whole lot safely to Middletown, and thence into the rebel lines beyond Boonsboro' the same night. This was done whi