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Mosby's raid into Fairfax. I. Among the daring partisans of the war, few have rendered such valuable services to the cause as Captain John S. Mosby. His exploits would furnish material for a volume which would resemble rather a romance
The information brought to him was as follows: On the Little River turnpike at Germantown, a mile or two distant from Fairfax, were three regiments of the enemy's cavalry, commanded by Colonel Wyndham, Acting Brigadier-General, with his headquart enabled them to follow, the partisan and his little band finally struck into the Warrenton road, between Centreville and Fairfax, at a point about midway between the two places.
One danger had thus been successfully avoided — a challenge from parti wever.
Making a detour to the right, and leaving the enemy's camp far to his left, he struck into the road leading from Fairfax southward to the railroad.
This avenue was guarded like the rest, but by a picket only; and the Captain knew thoroug