Thursday, November 1, 2012

1862 November 2 3 miles to Union 6.30 P.M.

[from the dispatch book of General Alfred Pleasonton]

Hd. Qrs. Cav Brigade
3 miles to Union on the Upperville
road--Nov 2.6.30. P.M.
General R. B. Marcy
    Chief of Staff-
General-
                My command has
arrived at this point after
fighting hard all day--driving
Stuart from one position
to another--they have left
a number of wounded in
Union & the Doctor with them
states we wounded five of
their officers yesterday--
& have done them considerable
damage both days--He
admits they have three
brigades of infantry at
Upperville--I am encamped
near the house Stuart
slept in last night--
          A young man just
in from Upperville states

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that Hill with five
brigades is there & has
been there for ten days--
    It must have been from
him that Stuart got
his first battery today-
     This morning Stuart
left on the field a team
of artillery horses with
harness on that had
been killed by our
shot-
      Please hurry up
Penningtn's ammunition
for he is out-- he wants
1200 rounds from Col.
Hays reserve to be sent to him
    I hear there are forces
at Paris--
              Very respectfully
                      A. Pleasonton
                             Brig. Genl.

MSS 495

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