Saturday, February 16, 2013

A Spirited Chase After Secesh

NEW YORK, April 5. – A special dispatch to the Philadelphia Inquirer, dated Middleburg, via Baltimore, April 4, says Col. George’s advance encountered 100 of Merrit’s and White’s cavalry and Price’s infantry at Middleburg, Va., last Saturday.  He drove in the rebel pickets outside of Middleburg, when he entered the town and discovered the infantry in retreat, and cavalry posted to make a stand.  One gun was placed to command the main street, and the 28th advanced by the approaches to the town, while the main body rushed through it with bayonets fixed and on a double-quick, driving the enemy before them.  Col. George dashed at the head and at one time he was within 200 yards of the rebel cavalry.  Col. George’s command scoured the country as far down as Albu, from which place it returned as far as Scietarville to assist at Winchester, but the battle there was decided before it could get further.

– Published in the Burlington Weekly Hawk-Eye, Burlington, Iowa, Saturday, April 12, 1862, p. 4.

Editor’s Note:  This article has been transcribed as it appeared in the Hawk-Eye, and seems to be riddled with errors.  A more accurate but still slightly differing versions of this article appear in The Davenport Daily Gazette, Davenport, Iowa, Monday Morning, April 7, 1862, p. 1 and The New York Times, April 6, 1862.

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