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Outside of Carlisle, Pennsylvania, raw militia cavalry clash with veteran Confederate horsemen

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06/26/1863
The Curtin Guards, a Harrisburg militia unit activated just the week before, was the last Union unit in Carlisle.  These raw cavalrymen made an afternoon patrol along the Walnut Bottom Road south of Carlisle to observe Confederate activity.  Near the Stone Tavern, a few miles from town, the 33-man group, led by Lieutenant William A. Fisher, was ambushed by the Confederate mounted infantry of Albert Jenkins and lost thirteen men captured and two wounded. Jenkins' men entered Carlisle early next morning without a fight.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Cooper H. Wingert, The Confederate Approach on Harrisburg: The Gettysburg Campaign's Northernmost Reaches (Charleston, SC: The History Press, 2012), 58.

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