Tuesday, November 6, 2012

1862 November 7 In front of Orleans 8 A.M.

[from the dispatch book of General Alfred Pleasonton]


Hd.Qrs. Cav. Brigade
In front of Orleans Nov. 7  8 a.m.
To Colonel Colburn
     Ass't Adj't Genl
Colonel--
                   Eighty boxes of carbine
cartridges (80. 000) were recd
this morning & not one
percussion cap in the
whole of them--Please have
that number forwarded
immediately--by a man
on horseback--I cannot
move without them--I
have sent to borrow from
Gen.Burnside to save time
but have not heard that
he can spare them--the
officer who committed
that blunder should
be dismissed--

             Very respectfully
               A. Pleasonton
                  Brig. Genl.

MSS 495 

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