June 21, 1861
IN BERKLEY AND PRINCE WILLIAM
Twenty-One of the Enemy Bagged—The
Loudoun county (Va.) Democratic Mirror, of Thursday, June 13th, has
learn from a reliable source that a skirmish took place on Friday last, near
Williamsport, Md., between Capt. R. W. Carter’s Loudoun Cavalry and an advance
party of Federal troops stationed on the Maryland side of the river. We have not learned the full particulars, though
one informant states that the engagements resulted in the certain loss to the
enemy of four men and five horses killed and several wounded. Our own injury was one horse killed and one
man slightly wounded—though there were several “hair-breadth escapes”—a ball
passing so close to the seat of reason of one of the Captain’s boys that it
shaved the hair from the top of his head.
learn that a Federal party, engaged in repairing the bridge at Springfield, on
the Orange Railroad, was attacked by a posse of our troops on Saturday, and
driven off, with a loss of seventeen men.
[Transcribed by Sharon Strout]