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Franklin Repository – June 29th, 1863 Hagerstown, Md. Monday Morning, June 20.
During last night, a rebel cavalry force of some two thousand forded the Potomac (which is now very low) some two or three miles below Falling Waters. The scout who trailed them from Thoroughfare Gap, says the remainder, a large force, are near Winchester, which place has been in rebel hands two or three days. No damage has yet been done to the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, or to the telegraph, but the scout says that they have the telegraph tapped between here and Martinsburg, and so Gen. Sigel does not use it.
They will destroy the railroad as soon as the remainder of the command is safely this side. For prudential reasons, the enemy is keeping as quiet as possible at present. The force is headed by Moseby, who seems to be aiming only to secure a fresh supply of cavalry horses. The news of the invasion just begins to be whispered in this place. Some persons, who became acquainted with Moseby while he acted as provost marshal here during the Gettysburg battle, seem quite willing to welcome him again. Among others the greatest consternation prevails.
From Libby Prison – Mr. Peter Bowers, of this place, a member of Co. A, 13th Penna. Cavalry, was captured by Moseby and his gang while on a scout near Bristow Station, on the 9th day of March last. Moseby treated the prisoners well, but promptly relieved them of all their greenbacks and other valuables. They were sent to Libby Prison, Richmond, where he was confined for sixty days. ++++++++++++++++++++