Sunday, November 11, 2012

1862 November 11 Cowin's Cross roads 9.30 P.M.

Hd. Qrs. Cavalry Division
Cowins X roads Nov. 11
                                             9:30 P.M
To Major Gen'l Parke
    Chief of Staff
                 I send you enclosed
a Lynchburg paper of yester=
day, which shows the rebels
are using the railroad in
that direction--It remarks
on the large number of
desertions of the rebel army--
     A deserter from the 8th
Virginia cavalry infantry
came in this morning,left
Culpepper Saturday--says
Lee has gone to Richmond--
That he was impressed into
service from Tennessee
with 40 others all anxious

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to quit the rebel service
when they can get
Captain Hutton
has communicated the
Generals orders & I
will do everything to
carry them out--
      Please order me
100,000 rounds of Sharps
carbine cartridges with
caps & have them sent
to me as soon as possible
my cavalry in this county
act a great deal on
foot & must have the
                         Very respectfully
                        A. Pleasonton
                          Brig gen
MSS 495

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