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              [newspaper clipping]
  Gen. Lander meantime brought up Col. Carroll
with the 8th Ohio Regiment, and the 7th Virginia,
Col. Evans, for a support.  Col. Anastanzel encoun-
tered the enemy at the head of the pass, two miles
from Blooming.  He was met by a sharp fire, and
halted his command, instead of pushing through it,
to the front.  On hearing the firing Gen. Lander
came up and ordered Anastanzel forward.  The men
faltered before the musketry of the enemy, when
Lander saying, �follow me,� halting at the head of
the column only long enough to tell the men to re-
member their holy mission and follow their General
to victory.  His appeal was answered by one private
named John Cannon, a Virginia refugee.  Gen. Lan-
der charged, followed by Major Armstrong, Assist.
Adjutant-General; Fitz James O�Brien, the well-
known poet of his staff, and Major Bannister, Pay-
master U. S. A., who had volunteered for the expe-
dition.  A group of Rebel officers were distant about
300 yards, encouraging their men.  Gen. Lander
being mounted on his celebrated horse, outran the
rest of the party, and cut off the retreat of the Rebel
officers, �Surrender, gentlemen,� he said, and coolly
dismounting, extended his hand to receive the sword
of Col. Baldwin, whom an instant before he had ap-
peared to outside observers to be riding directly
over.  Five of the Rebel officers surrendered to
Gen. Lander, and four more, immediately afterward,
to the officers of his staff, among them the Assistant
Adjutant General of Gen. Carson.

[Gunn�s handwriting]
Letter is N. Y. Tribune describing 
a Skirmish at Blooming Gap.               
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