Wednesday, November 7, 2012

1862 November 8 Amissville 6.30 A.M.

[from the dispatch book of General Alfred  Pleasonton]

      Hd. Qrs. Cav: Division
Amissville, Nov 8. 6.30 a.m
To General O. B. Wilcox
    Com'dg 9th army corps
                     Your dispatch of
10.15 P.M. is rec'd--It
would be well for you to push
a brigade of infantry to
this point to hold for the
pursuit, with orders to assist
me if I should need it--
      I shall move at 8.a.m.
towards Thornton's Gap to cut
off all the rebels I can-
   My position tonight
will at New-by's crossroads.
    Until the bridge is rebuilt
of at Waterloo--the troops
coming this way must cross
at Gaskin Mills--Please
communicate this to General
Burnside & oblige, Yours
                          A. Pleasonton

MSS 945

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