Thursday, November 1, 2012

1862 November 2 Union 2 PM.

[from the dispatch book of General Alfred Pleasonton]

Hd. Qrs. Cav Brigade
Union, Nov 2. 2 P.M.
General R. B. Marcy
    Chief of Staff
                Pennington's Battery
is getting out of ammunition
he wants three hundred  Shenkle
percussion & three hundred
Shenkle combination fuses--
to be obtained from Col. Hayes
Reserve Artillery Park.--
Please have this forwarded
at once--
             Stuart has about
four thousand cavalry &
five guns as a Union man
here tells me--Averell has
Passed Philmont & is coming
up--Col Davis captured
three prisoners this morning
& thinks he has had two
men badly wounded--
       I am pushing the enemy
on the Upperville road

           A. Pleasonton
            Brig. Genl.

MSS 495

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