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ENCAMPMENT OF CAPTAIN PATTERSON'S CAVALRY SCOUTS,
NEAR HANCOCK, MARYLAND.-[SKETCHED BY MR. W. W. CHARLES.]
CAVALRY PICKET AT HANCOCK,
As attention has been lately
directed to Hancock, Maryland, by the skirmishes which have recently taken place
there between General Jackson, of the rebel army, and our General Lander, we
publish on this page a picture of a CAVALRY PICKET at that point, from a sketch
by a member of the picket. The artist writes : Captain R. H. Patterson's
Cavalry Scouts, raised in
Pittsburg by Captain R. H. Patterson, has been for the last three months a
prominent part of the advanced-guard of the Upper Potomac. Besides acquiring no
mean proficiency in cavalry tactics and sabre exercise, they have done much good
to the Union cause in picket duty at the principal fordings and crossings on the
river between Williamsport and Hancock, in preventing the transmission
of salt and other supplies to the
rebels. They have also taken part in several brisk little skirmishes, among
which are those at Sir John's Run and Cherry Run. In their scouting parties they
have made several important arrests.
GENERAL KELLEY AND STAFF.
WE publish on this page an
engraving of GENERAL KELLEY AND STAFF, from a drawing by Mr.
Guril Bott. General Kelley is the
gallant Virginian who was the first man in his State to raise a regiment of
Union troops, and who was so gravely wounded at the very first battle in Western
Virginia. He has since been promoted to a Brigadier-generalship, and has a
command at or near Cumberland. Great things are expected of him, as he is known
to be a man of remarkable energy and daring.
B. Powell, Private Secretary.
Maj. John B. Frothingham.