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HISTORY OF THE 13TH PA CAVALRY CONTINUED...

INFORMATION IN THIS AREA. THE REGIMENT BROKE UP  THESE PRACTICES AND RECEIVED AN EFFICIENT RATING FOR THEIR SERVICE. ON THE 7TH OF JANUARY, 1863, LIEUTENANT COLONEL SHANNON WAS HONORABLY DISCHARGED, AND GARRICK MALLERY, JR. WAS HIS REPLACEMENT. THEN, ON THE 8TH OF JANUARY, WHILE SCOUTING MEMBERS OF THR REGIMENT SKIRMISHED WITH WHITE'S CAVALRY NEAR LEESBURG, VA.

ELLIOTT'S BRIGADE, MILROY'S DIVISION, WINCHESTER, VA., 8TH CORPS. ARMY OF THE POTOMAC. 1ST BRIGADE, 2ND DIVISION, 8TH CORPS, FROM FEBRUARY, 1863 TO JULY 1863.

ON THE 3RD OF FEBRUARY, COLONEL GALLAGHER WAS ODERED TO REPORT TO GENERAL MILROY IN WINCHESYER, VA. THE REGIMENT WAS ASSIGNED TO ELLIOTT'S BRIGADE AND STARTED GUARD AND SCOUT DUTIES.

WINCHESTER, VA 
2ND DIVISION , B
RIG. GENERAL ROBERT H. MILROY
1ST BRIGADE, BRIG. GENERAL WASHINGTON L. ELLIOTT, U. S. VOLUNTEERS
1ST NEW YORK CAVALRY, LIEUT. COLONEL FREDERICK VON SCHICKFUSS
110TH OHIO, LIEUT. COLONEL WILLIAM N. FOSTER
122RD OHIO, COLONEL WILLIAM H. BALL
13TH PENNSYLVANIA CAVALRY, LIEUT. COLONEL JAMES A. GALLAGHER
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TH PENNSYLVANIA, LIEUT. JOHN W. SCHALL
9TH WEST VIRGINIA, COLONEL ISSAC H. DUVAL
10TH WEST VIRGINIA, COLONEL THOMAS M. HARRIS
12TH WEST VIRGINIA, COLONEL JOHN B. KLUNK
1ST WEST VIRGINIA CAVALRY, COMPANY K, CAPTAIN WESTON ROWAND
3RD WEST VIRGINIA CAVALRY, COMPANY D, CAPTAIN JAMES R. UTT
1ST WEST VIRGINIA ARTILLERY, BATTERY B, CAPTAIN JOHN V. KEEPER
1ST WEST VIRGINIA ARTILLERY, BATTERY D, CAPTAIN JOHN CARLIN
ON  THE 26TH OF FEBRUARY, REBEL CAVALRY ATTACKED MILROY'S PICKETS ON, THE CEDAR CREEK ROAD. THE WHOLE  13TH  REGIMENT AND A COMPANY FROM THE 1ST NEW YORK VOLUNTEER CAVALRY WAS SENT TO PURSUE THE ENEMY. THE FORCE WAS COMMANDED BY MAJOR BYRNE AND ASSISTED BY MAJOR KERWIN. AT STRAWBERRY HILL A SKIRMISH INSUED, A COMPANY ( A? ) OF THE13TH REGIMENT, UNDER CAPTAIN JACOB H. DEWEES, AND A SQUADRON OF THE NEW YORK COMPANY, UNDER LIEUTENANT PASSENGER FOUGHT WITH THE REBELS. THEY OVER TOOK THE REBEL FORCE RECAPTURING UNION MEN AND TOOK TWENTY-FIVE REBEL PRISONERS. CAPTAIN DEWEES, WITH PART OF HIS FORCE AND THE PRISONERS  RETURNED TO CAMP WITH ONLY LOSING TWO SCOUTS. MAJOR BYRNE CONTINUED THE PURSUIT TO WITHIN TWO MILES OF WOODSTOCK. THE REMAINING REGIMENT FORCE UNDER MAJOR BYRNE WAS ATTACKED BY REBEL RE-ENFORCEMENT'S NEAR WOODSTOCK. THE CAVALRY MADE A HASTY RETREAT TOWARD CAMP, WHICH RESULTED IN THE CAPTURE OF MEN AND LOSS OF HORSES. LIEUT. COLONEL GALLAGHER REPORTED THE HORSES HAD GIVEN OUT ON THE REGIMENT DURING THIS RUNNING FIGHT. THE LOSS TO THE 13TH REGIMENT WAS TWO  OFFICERS AND SEVEN ENLISTED MEN WOUNDED, AND ELEVEN OFFICERS AND ONE HUNDRED SEVENTY SEVEN ENLISTED MEN MISSING.
READING FROM BATES "WINCHESTER IS THE CENTRE OF A NET-WORK OF ROADS, OVER A MAJORITY OF WHICH THE ENEMY COULD MOVE AT ANY SEASON OF THE YEAR; IT WAS, AT THIS TIME,

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