Friday, November 2, 2012

1862 November 3 3 miles from Upperville 9.a.m.

[from the dispatch book of General Alfred Pleasonton]

Hd. Qrs. Cav: Brigade
3 miles from Uperville Nov 3 9.a.m
To General R. B. Marcy
   Chief of Staff-
                     My loss yesterday
was one man killed & twenty
six wounded in my Brigade
The infantry brigade lost
five men killed & twenty
30 wounded-- The rebels
must have suffered conside-
rably for Colonel Davis saw
one officer dead on the field
& three men & five horses
were killed when the caisson
blew up--I hear they had
five officers wounded--
     A Union citizen
has just informed me that
the design of the rebels

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is to pass thro' Ashby's
gap--He said Gen.
Hill was here in the
fight yesterday & when
Stuart was falling back
he sent for reinforcements
but they did not get
up in time--they are
in full force of pickets
within half a mile of
me--I enclose a
note from Capt. Pennington
about ammunition he did
not get all of his supply-
Please have another the
ammunition sent & also let
me have another horse bat=
tery, it is sadly wanted just
now--Push forward your
infantry- & I will keep the
enemy engaged-

                                 very respectfully
                                 A. Pleasonton
                                 Brig. General

MSS 495

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