ttalion of infantry, Lieutenant-Colonel Herbert, and the Baltimore Light Artillery, Captain Griffin. General Early was directed to advance towards the town by the Valley pike.
The same day Johnson's division, preceded by Newman's cavalry, drove in the enemy's pickets on the Front Royal and Winchester road, and formed line of battle two miles from town preparatory to an attack.
After some skirmishing, the enemy opened from a battery near the Milwood road, and Carpenter's battery (Lieutenant Lamber commanding) was placed by Lieutenant-Colonel Andrews to the left of the Front Royal road and opened vigorously, soon driving off the opposing battery and blowing up a caisson.
This drew upon our battery a heavy fire from twelve to fifteen pieces in and near the town, but beyond the range of our guns.
About 5 P. M. General Early had a pretty sharp skirmish with the enemy's infantry and artillery near Kearnstown — Gordon's brigade, supported by Hays, driving them at a run as far as Milltow