|Daybreak 21 May 1862. The pursuit begins, led by|
Confederate cavalry, the flying artillery, and 15th
|As the cavalry fight develops, the rear Union regiments|
deploy to form a rearguard.
|Confederate infantry ignoring and hurrying by the cavalry fight.|
Outnumbered three to one, 1st Michigan Cavalry were to
administer a sharp check to the Rebel horsemen.
|Results of the first clash - a 5-all draw. But Ashby's unit|
took all 5 (whilst inflicting 2 only). Naturally, they break off
|The second clash, as Confederate reserves join the action.|
The Union outdoes its early performance, and again holds
its own. But the cost is too high. Having held up the
Rebel cavalry for an hour, the remnants break off and flee...
|Union backstop, as the earlier rearguard is forced back or|
retires from the action.
|Munford's cavalry begin to reassemble after the early cavalry action.|
Mwanwhile Capt. R. P. Chew's artillery has raced ahead to
engage the Union artillery on the far ridge...
|Confederate infantry in pursuit.|