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formation, the events of Friday Saturday and Sunday. The sudden descant of the enemy's forces, though really a surprise, was not by many all together unexpected. had been well known to have his still located upon the Shenandoah, at Jackson, was, also known to be in the Valley, upon a road communicating directly with our own and Johnson was also near by, having the advance guard of Gen. Fremont. Situated as these forces were in relation to our position, it seemed more than l-of the. Vermont Cavalry, under Col. Tompkins, and leaven companies of Ira Harris Guard, under Col. De. Forrest, left behind to form the rear guard. The Vermont cavalry were ordered to make a reconnaissance to Woodstock to ascertain whether Jackson was in the rear. Our squadron charged through the town, and the whole forenoon was occupied in this movement to ascertain the position of the enemy behind us. It had no result in accomplishing the object which was intended, and they immedia
No enemy in Highland. --The Lynchburg Republican learns that a party of scouts was sent into Highland county last week and returned to Staunton on Saturday, and reported that no force of the enemy was then in that section, they having all retreated towards Cumberland, in Maryland. At a little place called Harmersburg our scouts came across about two hundred sick and wounded Yankees, whom they made prisoners, together with twenty-three well ones, who had been left to take care of the sick. It is stated further that Milroy, and the great Pathfinder, have left Pendiston county and taken the back track towards Cumberland, not liking the movements of Jackson in the direction of Martinsburg. Old "Stonewall." seems to have seriously interfered with the "family arrangements" of Lincoln.
Wheat's battalion. --This famous body of soldiers, now with Jackson in Maryland, was represented in the battles of Saturday and Sunday by two gallant volunteers, Capt. R. A. Harris and Lieut. Foley, who were here on the sick list. Captain Harris, of company A, Wheat's battalion, rallied some of our brave troops to the charge, dashing fearlessly into the enemy's entrenchments and putting them to flight in quick time. This sort of conducts is in striking contrast to the about- town policy of some others on furlough during the hour of danger. Wheat's battalion was at Manassas, where its Major was dangerously wounded, and performed prodigies of valor on that memorable occasion. Major Wheat, a Virginian, formerly General in the Mexican army, and with Garibaldi in Naples, has, singularly enough, never been promoted, though others of far less military skill and renown have been visited by many honors.
and. Hurt, N W, co K 7th Va, elbow. Hamilton, N F, co K, 11th Miss, left hand amputated. Hoover, F M, co K, 11th Miss, hand. Howison,--, co A, 41st Va, thigh. Hollingsworth, C M, co F, 7th Tenn, foot. Hall, R F, co F, 12th Ala, foot. Howell, E, co C, 5th N C, thigh. Hester, N W, Corp'l. co H, 6th N C, thigh. Hubbard, A J, co A, 6th Ala, shoulder. Ingram, F N, co C, 14th Tenn, arm. Irvin, J S, co B, 22d N C, thigh. Ighms, H H, Lieut, co G, 4th N C, head. Jackson, H M J, Corp'l, co F, 1st S C S S, wrist and shoulder. Jones, R L, co A, 49th Va, arm, slight. Jones, W G, co F, Hampton's Legion, arm. Kidd, G, co C, 11th Miss, side and arm. Kings, G W, Corp'l, Jenkins's S C S S, thigh. Kines, G. W, co D, 4th Va, arm and head. Keefe, Jno, Lieut, co A, 6th N C, leg. Kerr, J S, co E, 13th Ala, hand. Kelly, J M, Lieut, co D, 11th Miss, arm and back. Locke, J F, co D, 14th Tenn, head. Lamb, J T, co G, 5th N C, hand. Lomax, Lieut
Wm. A. Jackson, the runaway coachman of President Davis, is lionizing in New York. Barnum tried to make a contract with him, but the sharp darkey concluded to exhibit on his own responsibility. Martin Brannan and Wm. Harper, two employees in the Savannah Gas Works, were killed by an accident on Friday morning. Two ladies, relatives of Capt. M were on board the Gordon, when she was taken off Wilmington Bar.
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