Wednesday, November 7, 2012

1862 November 8 1 mile beyond Amissville 6.30 A.M.

[from the dispatch book of General Alfred  Pleasonton]

Hd. Qrs. Cav: Division
at Cowen's 1 mile beyond
Ammssville, Nov 8. 6.30 a.m
To General O. B. Wilcox
    Com'dg 9th army corps
                   In the skirmish
to-day in front of Little
Washington the 5th Cavalry
had one officer & six men
wounded-& took six
wounded rebel prisoners--
afterwards the rebels were
driven from the town
& they retreated to Spring-
ville--a squadron of
the 6th Cavalry captured
a rebel wagon & some
dozen horses from their
cavalry--besides on officer
& one man prisoner from
5th Virginia Cavalry--
on the road to Newby's
cross roads we paroled

[page 2]
took prisoners I should say
one cavalry man & one
infantry of Hood's brigade
(Texas)--I suppose we have
taken fifteen or twenty pris=
oners--I hear the bridge
across the stream between
this & Culpepper has been
destroyed--I marched
fifteen miles today &
accomplished all the
General required--The
enemy are not now pas=
sing down by any roads
between this & Thornton's
Gap to Culpepper--
Two of their corps are still
on the other side of the
Blue Ridge--Please
send this to General
Burnside--& ask him
for of me if he has
any further instructions

      Yours     A. Pleasonton

MSS 945

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