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lowing at a respectful distance until we were going into camp, when they attacked the 5th New York and the 18th Pennsylvania (Co. K) near Brock's Gap and succeeded in cutting off about 75 of the 5th New York, but afterwards they came in.
    Friday, 7. Lieut-Col. Purington (brigade commander) was relieved by Col. Pennington. The Second Brigade, in the rear, was attacked and compelled to fall back, losing all the cattle and some of the forage. Part of the brigade was deployed, checking the enemy.
    Saturday, 8. The 18th Pennsylvania (Co. K), as rear guard, was attacked and compelled to fall back on the brigade, losing some killed and a few wounded. The enemy halted. The brigade withdrew in line of battle for a mile; the enemy did not follow; encamped near Fisher's Hill.
    Sunday, 9. Attacked the enemy in a well-posted position beyond Tom's Brook, on a hill, commanding the road with their artillery. After considerable skirmishing the brigade was ordered to charge up the hill, which resulted in the capture of six guns and the whole train of Gen. Rosser. Brigade (Co. K) encamped on the field.
    Tuesday, 11. Marched to Cedar Creek.
    Thursday, 13. Pickets driven in at Cupp's Hill; brigade was ordered out to reform the line; considerable artillery firing.
    Monday, 17. Gen.Rosser attacked the 1st Connecticut Cavalry, on picket, and captured Maj. Marcy, Capt. Parmelee, Lieut. Havens and 33 enlisted men.
    Battle of Cedar Creek. Wednesday, 19. The enemy attacked in force; formed in line near the pke to allow the infantry to form. Brigade (Co. K) charged and took 22 pieces of artillery.
    Thursday, 20. Went on a reconnaissance beyond Fisher's Hill.
    Oct. 21 to 31. Doing picket duty and occasional scouts.
    Nov. 1 to 8, 1864. In camp near Middletown, Va.
    Tuesday, 8. Marched to a point between Newtown and Winchester, on the Winchester pike, north of the Opequon, and encamped, ready to reinforce either point.
    Wednesday, 9. Marched to Mount Zion Church, and picketed from Fawcett's Gap to Middle road.
    Nov. 10 and 11. In camp near Kearnstown, Va.
    Saturday, 12. The 2d Ohio on picket; First Connecticut sent on a scout to Cedar Creek; both regiments were attacked; brigade moved out and engaged the enemy, driving them to Lebanon Church.
    Sunday, 13. In camp near Kearnstown, Va. The brigade (Co. K), with the division, moved out on a reconnoissance; returned at 4 p. m.
    November 14 to 20. Same camp, doing picket and an occasional scout.

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