War of the Rebellion: Serial 090 Page 0037 Chapter LV. THE SHENANDOAH VALLEY CAMPAIGN.

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NEWTOWN, VA., November 15, 1864 - 12.30 a. m.

Early's army did not stop at Fisher's Hill, but continued its retreat during the night of the 12th back to New Market. From the reports of prisoners and citizens the army was stampeded by the attack of our cavalry on his extreme flanks. I regret that I could not get sufficient positive information of Early's presence, but all the prisoners captured early in the day were cavalrymen and were positive that no infantry had come this way. This incorrect information was true so far as they knew, as they had traveled on the side roads and could not see any of the infantry. Citizens report John Morgan's cavalry, about 1,200 strong, as the only organized re-enforcement that Early has received, but that the army had been increased by conscripts, detailed men, and men of the second class - farmers. They report Early's army very much increased in numbers.

P. H. SHERIDAN,

Major-General.

Lieutenant-General GRANT,

City Point.

HEADQUARTERS MIDDLE MILITARY DIVISION,

November 24, 1864.

Major General H. W. HALLECK, U. S. ARMY,

Chief of Staff, Washington, D. C.:

GENERAL: I have the honor to transmit herewith a report of property captured and destroyed and lost by capture by the Middle Military Division during the campaign commencing August 10 and ending November 16, 1864, in accordance with telegraphic orders received from you.

I am, general, yours, respectfully,

P. H. SHERIDAN,

Major-General, Commanding.

Report of property captured and destroyed (from the enemy) by the Middle Military Division, Major General P. H. Sheridan, commanding, during the campaign commencing August 10, 1864, and ending November 16, 1864.

Pieces artillery ....................... 94

Caissons ............................... 89

Limbers ................................ 8

Forges ................................. 6

Battery wagon .......................... 1

Artillery ammunition rounds ............ 23,000

Army wagons ............................ 131

Ambulances ............................. 137

Medical wagons ......................... 7

Harness ................sets............ 1,134

Horse equipments ........do............. 1,040

Battle-flags ........................... 40

Small-arms ............................. 19,230

Small-arms ammunition rounds ...........1,061,000

Horses ................................. 3,772

Mules .................................. 545

Flour mills ............................ 71

Woolen mills............................ 1

Saw-mills .............................. 8

Powder mill ............................ 1

Saltpeter-works ........................ 3

Barns .................................. 1,200

Furnaces ............................... 7

Tanneries .............................. 4

Railroad depot ......................... 1

Locomotive ............................. 1

Box-cars ............................... 3

Wheat ............... bushels........... 435,802

Oats ..................do............... 20,000

Corn ..................do............... 77,176

Flour ................barrels........... 874

Hay ...................tons............. 20,397

Fodder..................do.............. 500

Straw ..................do.............. 450

Beef-cattle.............................. 10,918

Sheep .................................. 12,000

Swine .................................. 15,000

Calves ................................. 250

Bacon and hams ..........pounds......... 12,000

Tobacco....................do........... 10,000

Rails......................miles........ 947

Potatoes..................bushels....... 2,500

Cotton yarn ...............pounds....... 1,665