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|Posted: Tue Jun 29th, 2010 01:00 pm||
|Cap. Jones had 31 troops when he got to McConnellsburg arriving about 8:30 am and another 50 mostly unarmed militia riders rode in from the North on cove road.
June 29, 1863. The trap is set.
The road in the background that Is leading up to the mountain is where Capt. Jones is first seen just leisurely moving up the street when Capt. Ervine CSA hollered CHARGE!! The locals say that at that time Capt. Jones turned his troops with swords drawn and in formation facing the charge.
As they got down to the Fulton House one of Capt. Ervin’s men alerted them that there were soldiers to the right. This was the militia that was posted at the Court House. I would guess, if there was such on horseback as a ‘screeching halt’, that is what Ervine’s men did and now the Fight is on!
Capt. Ervine returned to where he dropped off half of his force and continued retreating back up the mountain at this location . As they headed out of town toward the Mountain, were disposing of the booty they had tied to the saddle trying to make haste.
This has not been a good day for General Imboden. Of the 55 Confederates there were 2 men killed, a few seriously wounded and 32 captured including Capt. Ervine and Lt. Jordan.
The 2 men killed were buried along the road and were the first Confederates killed on Pennsylvania soil.