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Feb 19 1862- Victory at Paw Paw

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Another Victory.

Washington, Feb. 15.—The following official despatch from General Lander has been received at head-quarters:—

PAW PAW, February 14—8 o'clock, p. m.
To Major General G. B. McClellan:—

The rail-road was opened to Hancock this morning; also, the telegraph.

We had an important forced reconnaissance last night, which was completed to-day. We broke up the rebel next at Bloomery Gap. We ran down and captured seventeen commissioned officers, among them Colonels, Lieut- Colonels, Captains, &c. We engaged them with 400 cavalry.— Our infantry were not near enough to support the cavalry, and the enemy were retiring. We have in all 96 prisoners and killed 13 of the enemy.— We lost two men and six horses at their first fire.

I led the charge in person. It was a complete surprise. Col. Carroll, commanding the Fifth or Eighth Ohio Regiment, made a very daring and successful reconnaissance immediately afterwards to Unger's store.

F. W. LANDER, Brigadier-General.


Herald of Freedom & Torch Light


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Washington County Free Library

Hagerstown (Md.), Newspapers; Maryland, History, Civil War, 1861-1865

Washington County (Md.), 1861-1865

Western Maryland Regional Library
100 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

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