Exchanges of Gunfire

At Elkton, Montresor referring to the rabbitlike tendency among the militia, wrote, "One thousand men under a Colonel Patterson and the Philadelphia Light Horse fled from this town on our approach, part to Grey's hill 2-1/2 miles beyond the Town, which the rebels likewise quitted, as we reached the summit we could observe them but not within cannon shot. We took three or four prisoners."

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