Friday, November 2, 2012

1862 November 3 Upperville 9 P.M.

[from the dispatch book of General Alfred Pleasonton]

Hd. Qrs. Cav: Brigade
Upperville Nov 3.  9.P.M.
To General R. B. Marcy
   Chief of Staff-
General--
                  General Averell
reports his arrival at
Piedmont at 6.30 P.M. &
says no enemy nor anybody
else there--a cavalry force
passed thro' an hour & half
a head of him--the enemies
abandoned camp fires could
be seen for two or three miles
back--He has is sending in
some prisoners, & reports the
railroad in good order as
far as he could see--  
    I have directed Gen.
Averell to send a scout towards
Manassas Gap in the morning
& shall support him with
my command as soon as possible
unless otherwise ordered by you
                                 very respectfully
                                 A. Pleasonton
                                 Brig. General

MSS 495

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