Tuesday, November 6, 2012

1862 November 7 Amissville 1.15 P.M.

[from the dispatch book of General Alfred Pleasonton]

Hd.Qrs. Cav. Brigade
Amissville, Nov. 7 1.15 P.M.
To General Burnside--
              I have captured two
signal men of Longstreet's--who
left Culpepper yesterday evening--
Longstreet was then at Culpepper
& had sent them to Gen. Stuart
at Waterloo--they rode into my
pickets--I have driven 5 or
600 cavalry out of this town--
they took the road towards
Culpepper--I shall stay
here  with my command today--
& send a force to scout to
Sperryville & Thornton's Gap--
Shall also look after
Stuart--Please send
this or a copy to General
McClellan--& oblige

             Very respectfully
               A. Pleasonton
                  Brig. Genl.

MSS 495 

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