Friday, November 9, 2012

1862 November 10 Cowin's Cross Roads 5.20 P.M.

Hd. Qrs. Cavalry Division
Cowins X roads Nov. 10  5:20  P.M
To Major Gen'l Parke
    Chief of Staff
                After my dispatch
of 2.20 P.M. the enemy made
his appearance on the roads
to Newby's X roads drove
in my picket at that place
& advanced with his artillery
on this position, I have
just repulsed him & 
remain in my old position
of last night--The forage
here is used up & [I must?]
more tomorrow after it=
a few moments since
I was informed the enemy
had driven my pickets
one mile from Gaines X roads

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I have sent a regiment to
support them & regain the
Xroads--It is evident
the move today was to
place themselves between
us & the roads leading
from the Gaps thro' which
their produce trains are
passing--Two regiments
of infantry (rebel) were seen
today acting with Stuart--
they probably had more-
        I shall feel these roads
tomorrow leading towards
Woodville, & wish to know
the General's instructions
in reference to them--
                         Very respectfully
                        A. Pleasonton
                          Brig Gen Comd'g-
Captured two prisoners one
infantry & one cavalry [?]
MSS 495

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