Monday, November 19, 2012

1862 November 19 Deep Run 3.30 P.M.

 [from the dispatch book of General Alfred Pleasonton]

                 Hd.Qrs. Cavalry Division
                   Deep Run, Nov 19. 3.30 P.M.
To Lieutenant Colonel Dickinson
            Assistant Adjutant General
           Center Grand Division
                Last evening when my
command at Sulphur Springs
was withdrawing, the enemy opened
several guns from the opposite side
of the river--The section with
our troops replied & covered the
withdrawal of the force--the
enemy crossed two squadrons
& followed up about two
miles--the regiment was the 6th
Cavalry & a section of Remming=
ton's Battery--The enemy did
not disturb their march any further-
We had no loss--I have relieved
General Bayard's command at
all the fords to this point & the General
as well as the infantry with him are
now in route to their several com=
mands--My dispositions are as
follows (over)

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Three squadrons picketing the
fords from Kelley's to Ellis's&
one regiment & a section sup=
porting this force at Morrisville--
this point here is about five miles
from Morrissville--
            I have sufficient forage
for tonight-
            General Averill was
instructed to cover the 5th
Corps today & encamp in
its rear picketing all the
roads well out--
             I am, Colonel, very respectfully
                     Your Obt. Servt:
                            A. Pleasonton
                             Brig. General
                                   Comdg Cav: Division

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