This morning Ashley’s cavalry, having two guns, were driven three miles beyond Newton by a force of our artillery, infantry and cavalry. Several shells were fired and no one killed.
Capt. Pendleton, Quartermaster of Ashley’s cavalry, was captured.
Yesterday the cars reached to within three miles of Harper’s Ferry.
– Published in The Davenport Daily Gazette, Davenport, Iowa, Tuesday Morning, March 18, 1862, p. 2