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

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04/10/1865
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.

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