Friday, November 16, 2012

1862 November 17 Headquarters Cavalry Division 11.45 A.M.

[from the dispatch book of General Alfred Pleasonton]

Hd. Qrs. Cavalry Division
Nov 17. 11.45.  a.m.
To General Stoneman
Commanding 3d Corps

              Your dispatch of 10.30 am
rec'd--I have sent a force
to Fayetteville to cover the fords
near that place & have them
covered by another force from
Sulphur Springs--no enemy in
sight at the latter place--
         My pickets towards Orleans
& Waterloo have been attacked--
nothing serious--d.H. Hill &
Jackson are in the vicinity of
Strasburg, so says a contraband
from them--I shall cover
your column with my brigade,
please let me know in time your
movements, that I may cover
the ford as you leave there--
                  Very respectfully
                        A. Pleasonton
                           Brig. General
                           Comdg Cav: Division

MSS 495

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