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excepting tents to the west side of the fortifications, and for the regiment to locate on the Pughtown road, about 1 mile west of the main fortification.
    On Sunday morning (June 14), we placed pickets in the rise of the ground on the extreme north and west of the fortification, and sent out scout of two companies in the Pughtown road, and also to cross over to the Strasburg road. They returned about 1 or 2 o'clock; reported no rebels in that direction.
    During the day the woods were shelled from our fortification in every direction, a small force of rebels appearing in the Front Royal road until about 5 o'clock, when the rebels came up in the rear in large force; (the rebels) took possession of the hill west and north of our fortification, and commenced throwing shells in every direction. We moved along the Pughtown road to the front or south of our fortification. Remained there until ordered to leave.
    About 3 a.m. of Monday (June 15), we were placed as the advance guard. After proceeding about 4 miles out of town on the Martinsburg road our advance guard was stopped by rebel pickets. We sent for re-enforcements. We drove the pickets into the woods, when firing commenced on our advance guard from both sides of the road, which was returned with great spirit and determination, not only by our advance guard, but the right of the regiment, which had advanced to their relief or to sustain them. In this position we remained about fifteen or twenty minutes before the infantry came up. When they came, they flanked the rebels right and left; opened the most deadly and terrific fire I ever witnessed. Our regiment retired in good order a few rods until the rebels opened up their cannon, throwing their shells among us, so that we were compelled to leave. Our regiment (12th, Co. M.) left in good order, losing 3 killed and a number wounded and missing. We proceeded to Bath and to Hancock; then to Bedford, and here. * * *
Maj. 12th Pennsylvania Cavalry.
    Gen. Milroy to Gen. Couch:
Bloody Run, June 20, 1863.
    * * * I have ordered the 12th Pennsylvania Cavalry to McConnellsburg, as they are acquainted with the country. * * *

  Casualties at Winchester, Va., June 13-15, 1863, 12th Pennsylvania Cavalary (Co.M): Killed, 4; wounded, 12; captured or missing, 4 officers, and 152 men –total, 172.

    The 12th Pennsylvania after Mosby:
    On November 28 1864, Gen. Stevenson informed Gen. Sheridan that Mosby was between Hamilton and Waterford, and suggested the 12th to be sent to Gregory's Gap and Hillsborough

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