From The Sixth Ohio Cavalry.—The following extract of a letter from Mr. Charles Shattuck, of this place, will be of interest to all of our readers who have friends in the 6th Cavalry. The letter is dated Mount Jackson, June 6th:—[Chardon Democrat.
We had a fight with Jackson's army the other day, and have driven him about forty miles. We drove him from Strasburg to the Shenandoah River, where he burned the bridge. We were in sight of him when the bridge was on fire. Our cavalry was in the advance, and when we came to the bridge they fired upon us, and killed one man. The day before, we killed about fifty or sixty for them. Our Company was brought up to support the artillery. We had some killed and wounded. John Granger and I were riding together. He had his horse shot from under him, and I had a canister shot go through my hat. It made a hole as big as my fist. It was a close call for me. The shells were bursting all around, but we stood it well. I was rather frightened, but no more than the rest. We took one battery and about 600 prisoners.
The rebels have made a stand about five miles from here, across the river, and just as soon as the river falls, so that we can ford it, we shall be at them again. We calculate to take this whole army. We are having some pretty hard times---some good; we take anything we want.
Ashtabula Sentinel 25 June 1862This article was published in the “Ashtabula Sentinel”
Jefferson, Ashtabula County, Ohio 25 June 1862
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This is part of a series on the Civil War in Ashtabula County as was reported in the Ashtabula Sentinel.