War of the Rebellion: Serial 070 Page 0338 Chapter XLIX. OPERATIONS IN N. VA., W. VA., MD., AND PA.

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with the rebels until they were in this town, when I charged them, driving them some distance, when it was reported that the enemy were advancing on the Williamsport road. I turned back. I could not halt my men. Lieutenants Stanwood and Jones, at the head, continued the chase. The last reports I have from them they were six miles out on the road. Stanwood about fifty yards behind the rebels giving them a volley every jump. Their force is about the same number of mine. I think some will be taken. The advance all the particulars as soon as Stanwood returns.

H. T. McLEAN,

First Lieutenant, Sixth Cavalry.

Major J. S. SCHULTZE.

HAGERSTOWN, July 5, 1864-4.50 p. m.

Stanwood had come in, bringing 1 rebels lieutenant and 2 privates. A strong force is said to be advancing on the same road and a battery coming up on the Funkstown road. I have a few men slightly wounded.

H. T. McLEAN,

First Lieutenant.

Major JOHN S. SCHULTZE.

GREENCASTLE, July 6, 1864.

I was being flanked at Muttontown and have fallen back to this place. I have all the roads picketed here, and will try and hold out as long as I can. Lieutenant Torrence, Fourteenth Pennsylvania Volunteer Cavalry, and 20 of his men were taken in consequence of his having gone farther than I directed; 1 corporal and 5 of my men were captured with him. The force pressed me very hard at Hagerstown, and I was being surrounded when I left and fought them all the way to Muttontown. If they come upon me here I will give them the best turn I can and fall back upon Chambersburg if I am driven. Please send me rations for 100 men as soon as you can. I am completely out.

H. T. McLEAN,

First Lieutenant, Sixth Cavalry.

Major SCHULTZE.

GREENCASTLE, July 7, 1864.

I sent Lieutenant Daben with twenty men to Muttontown. The enemy have retreated since morning, and there are no more rebels this side of Hagerstown except a few horse thieves. There is heavy cannonading going on in the direction of Frederick.

H. T. McLEAN,

First Lieutenant, &c.

Major J. S. SCHULTZE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

GREENCASTLE, July 7, 1864.

My position is such that I may be flanked. If driven rapidly some of my pickets would be taken on some of the many roads I am