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Near Greencastle in Franklin County, a Union cavalry probe meets Lee's invasion of Pennsylvania

William Henry Boyd, detail
06/22/1863
The rapid Confederate advance reached Greencastle in Franklin County around noon.  Soon after, a forty-three man company of First New York Cavalry led by Captain William H. Boyd appeared and made a small, bold charge to determine the strength of the enemy losing one man, Corporal William H. Rihl, killed and one man wounded.  Boyd and his men had been escorting the retreating Winchester garrison and during the invasion occupied themselves with harassing Lee's advance and gathering intelligence.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Jacob Hoke, Historical Reminiscences of the War: Or, Incidents which Transpired in and about Chambersburg ... (Chambersburg, PA: M.A. Foltz, 1884), 45.

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