Thursday, November 1, 2012

1862 November 2 on the road 12. pm

[from the dispatch book of General Alfred Pleasonton]

Hd. Qrs. Cav Brigade
On the road, Nov 2. 12 m.

General R. B. Marcy
    Chief of Staff-
 general--  My advance is entering
Union, we have had a sharp
skirmish with the enemy &
blew up one of their caissons--
    They have gone off on the
Upperville road--I sent
seven companies to Bloomfield
but there was no enemy
there--I am not able yet
to give you m loss--
    The cavalry dismounted
under Col. Davis 8th New
York has behaved markedly
well & my artillery is always
                  As soon as I can
do so, I shall move on
towards Upperville--

           I am Very respectfully
           A. Pleasonton
            Brig. Genl.

MSS 495

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