Two Dickinson College alumni clash in one of the last cavalry engagements of the war in Virginia

The day following General Lee's surrender, Captain George Baylor, Dickinson College class of 1860, was leading his Virginia cavalry company on a raid in Fairfax County.  He was engaged there by several squadrons of Illinois cavalry, under the command of Colonel Charles Albright, class of 1852. After a sharp running fight of some duration, the two forces seperated after what had been one of the very last engagements of the Civil War in Virginia.  The two veterans' post-war assessment of the clash differed quite significantly, incidentally. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation
George Baylor, Bull Run to Bull Run: or, Four years in the Army of Northern Virginia (Richmond: B. F. Johnson Publishing Co., 1900), 322-328.
Date Certainty
Exact
Type
Battles/Soldiers
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