Wednesday, November 7, 2012

1862 November 8 Culpepper & Chester Gap road 11.30 A.M.

[from the dispatch book of General Alfred  Pleasonton]

Hd. Qrs. Cav: Division
Culpepper & Chester Gap road
                 Nov 8. 11.30 a.m
To General Burnside
                           I have found another
gun abandoned by Stuarts
Cavalry--the carriage they
burnt up, but the caisson
is all right--this makes
the third gun taken this
morning--the caisson is
full of six pounder ammunition
& the gun is a twelve pounder
iron--I hear that Stuarts
command is about played
out--I captured an infantry
man this morning belonging
to 7th Texas regt--He
says they intent to fight
at Culpepper

                 Very respectfully
                   A. Pleasonton
                          Brig. Genl.

MSS 945

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