From the Richmond Dispatch, 6/2/1862, p. 2, c. 2

Gallant Act. – Philip Cashmeyer, one of Gen. Winder's detectives, went to the battlefield on Saturday morning to carry an order, and while there saw an opportunity of bringing down a Yankee Colonel with his revolver. While near the dying vandal, who was strapped to his horse, and could not fall off, though mortally wounded, a private soldier charged upon him with great impetuosity. By a dextrous use of his hands Cashmeyer seized the bayonet, and turning it aside, gave him his quietous. The nett results of the affair was a fine horse, sword, pistol, gun, and field glass, all of which the heroic detective secured.

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