Sunday, November 11, 2012

1862 November 11 Cowin's Cross roads 5.30 P.M.

Hd. Qrs. Cavalry Division
Cowins X roads Nov. 11 5:30  P.M.
To Major Gen'l Parke
    Chief of Staff
               A dispatch just
rec'd from Barbees X roads in=
forms me, that six hundred
rebel cavalry entered Sandy
Hook yesterday, that the
7th Virginia regiment is within
two mile of Markham
& that Jackson is expected
to march down the grade
road today--the grade
road is the road to Culpepper
& the demonstration of yesterday
was evidently intended to
cover that some such move=
ment as well as to recon=
noitre--Col  Davis of 8th
New York, at Newby's X roads

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reports he has scouted all the
roads leading from that point
today--& found no enemy
except at Hazel river, where
he captured a sergeant of
Longstreet's body guard &
two horses--Pickets on the
Culpepper road report the
rebels with two regiments of
cavalry & two pieces of artillery
on the opposite bank of
Hazel river--they have
been reconnoitering towards
Jefferson today--
               My loss yesterday was
two men mortally wounded
& two severeley[sic]
             I am, General Very respectfully
                      your Obt. servt:
                        A. Pleasonton
                          Brig gen
MSS 495

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