Friday, November 2, 2012

1862 November 3 Upperville 5.30 P.M.

[from the dispatch book of General Alfred Pleasonton]

Hd. Qrs. Cav: Brigade
Upperville Nov 3 5:30 P.M.
To General R. B. Marcy
   Chief of Staff-
                    I drove Stuart
two miles beyond this place
towards Ashby's Gap this
evening when he opened
a ten pound Parrott
gun from the mountain
side--Which I presume
had been sent to his assis=
tance-as Couch's command
was then up I communi=
cated with him & sent
Averell's brigade in the
direction of Springfield
& Manassas Gap to recon=
noiter that road--Hill D.H.
left here precipitately, some
say over Ashby Gap &

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& others over in the direction
of Piedmont--also, their
way on trains--I have sent
word to Bayard to act
with us--can you not send
him a battery--
     Please say to the General
I have rec'd his dispatches &
shall do every thing I can to
accomplish his wishes--
      We may have a
fight at Ashby's Gap, but
it appears to me the rebels
are somewhat [disconnected?]--
     I lost one man killed
today of 6th Cav. & several others
were wounded of the command.
     As soon as I arrived here
I sent a brigade of infantry
& a battery of Wilcox's to
reconnoitre Ashby Gap
Have not yet heard from
them--  very respectfully
                                 A. Pleasonton
                                 Brig. General

MSS 495

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