ous evening studded the hill-sides from Sharpsburgh back to the Ford, had now disappeared, and nothing was visible under the glass but a few solitary pickets and some four companies of cavalry, but on the road passing through Keedysville toward Boonsboro several horsemen were seen taking their onward course through the rich fair fields of my Maryland.
Lieutenant Martindale conceived the idea of spoiling their sport, and sent down five or six from his little squad, who, descending on the unfo.
I forward you these particulars as an eye-witness and participator in the honor of most of the captures.
The line of the enemy's march for the last two days has been in the direction of Hagerstown.
The previous days they had passed through Boonsboro and some toward Frederick, but since the main body has been moving on to Hagerstown — where next, heaven knows!
unless we meet and repel the invader from our soil.
This is no time for fireside talk on the probabilities of this grand raid.
ospect of a rich harvest of plunder was suddenly taken from his view.
Soon after, four of our men descended, and directed their attention to a party, consisting of five or six.
who, by their uniforms, looked like officers.
This party was General Wright and staff, belonging to A. P. Hill's corps.
They wheeled round, however, and our boys gave chase, and succeeded in capturing Lieutenant Wright, (the General's son and aid,) wounding one of the horses, and probably some more of the party.
ThLieutenant Wright, (the General's son and aid,) wounding one of the horses, and probably some more of the party.
The General, having a fast horse, escaped with the loss of his hat, which is preserved as a memento of the chase after a live general.
Five or six more were captured afterward.
Yesterday morning, about seven o'clock A. M., we were again on the lookout.
Now we see more crossing the ford — looks at first like a brigade, but lengthens evidently into a division, and about noon was certainly a corps, supposed, from the report of prisoners, to be Longstreet's. It stretched — artillery, cavalry, in