Thursday, November 1, 2012

1862 November 2 Philomont 3.30 A.M.

 [from the dispatch book of General Alfred Pleasonton]

Hd. Qrs. Cav. Brigade
 Philomont  Nov 2, 3.30 a.m.
To General R B Marcy
       Chief of Staff
  General--Your dispatches
of 8 & 9 P.M. rec'd--
My note of 4-15 P.M.
was my first relating to\the fight--as we were
too busy to write up to that
time, several of my
wounded will die--so
the doctor says, We were
so close that grape &
canister were used a
good deal to day--
the enemy have kept
very quiet all night--
altho' a Union lady

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submits word--they
had said they would
cut me off by the
way of Pot-House &
I judge the skirmishing
that way was their attempt-
   Shall push off in the
morning without waiting
for Averell & shall leave
orders for him to follow-
   do me the favor to inform
the General I rec'd his
communication & shall
use every effort to meet
his views--
       Very respectfully
                    A. Pleasonton
                      Brig. Genl

MSS 495

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