Wednesday, October 31, 2012

1862 November 1 Philomont 8 P.M.

 [from the dispatch book of General Alfred Pleasonton]

    Hd. Qrs. Cav. Brigade
 Philomont  Nov 1. 7. P.M.
Colonel Geo. D. Ruggles
       Asst. Chief of Staff

Your dispatch stating Gen
Bayard was ordered to Aldie
& would join this Army by
the way of Leesburg is rec'd--
   I had scouts to
Aldie to day & there is no
enemy in that neighbor=
hood--I shall go to
Union tomorrow--&
Bayards shortest route
will be from Aldie
to this place instead
of Leesburg--I
submit this for your
        Very respectfully
                    A. Pleasonton
                      Brig. Genl

MSS 495

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