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Doc. 131.-raid on Fairfax Court-House, Va. The following is the official report of Lieutenant O'Connor concerning the raid at Fairfax Court-House, and the capture of Colonel Stoughton. Provost-Marshal's office, Fairfax Court-House, Va., March 18. Colonel Wyndham, Commanding Cavalry Brigade and Post: sir: On the night of the eighth instant, say about two or half-past 2 A. M., Captain Mosely with his command entered this village by an easterly direction, then advanced upon my outer videtlong. I am told by parties who had seen them that they were some three hundred strong. I have the honor to remain, respectfully, your obedient servant, Lieutenant D. L. O'Connor, Provost-Marshal. Richmond Enquirer account. Richmond, March 18. A gentleman in Richmond received lately the subjoined letter from Capt. John S. Mosby, and having shown it to us, we take the liberty of making the gallant Captain tell the story of his brilliant act. The letter was entirely private, and is
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 6. (ed. Frank Moore), Doc. 135.-the fight at Greenwood, Miss. (search)
se, our fire was too much for them, and gradually their fire slackened, while ours increased in spirit. And if the place had been assailable by infantry, we should have captured it, but this was impossible, as the high water perfectly protected it. The fort is commanded by Gen. Tilghman, of Fort Donelson fame, and is manned by a force of about four thousand troops. messenger. A rebel account. A correspondent of the Jackson (Miss.) Appeal, writing from Fort Pemberton on the eighteenth of March, gives the following account of the fight: Last Wednesday morning the Yankee fleet of gunboats and transports, to the number of thirty-seven, led by a broad-horned iron-clad, which our boys called the Chilly Coffee, started from a point on the Tallahatchie three miles above us, (where they had tied up the night before,) and came tearing round the bend of the river in full gallop, as though they were going on down to Snyder's Mill without stopping. We knew they were coming; as, jus
Doc. 139.-fight at Kelly's Ford, Va. A National account. headquarters army of the Potomac, Wednesday, March 18. The first real cavalry battle of the war has been fought, resulting in a decisive victory on the part of the national forces. The telegraph has informed you of the departure of a large cavalry force in the direction of Culpeper, to reconnoitre, and, if possible, to intercept a body of rebels, known to be in the neighborhood of Warrenton. The expedition returned to-night, the men being much exhausted after their severe labors, but elated and flushed with the excitement which accompanies victory. Learning that both Stuart and Lee had left the main body of the rebel army near Fredericksburgh, for the purpose of enforcing the draft in Fauquier and the adjoining counties, Gen. Hooker determined to send out a large body of cavalry to cut them off, and at the same time to ascertain the position of the rebel forces on the other side of the Rappahannock. The reg
Doc. 141.-battle of Vaught's Hill. this battle is also known as the battle of Milton, Tenn. Cincinnati Gazette account. Murfreesboro, March 24. it was on Wednesday, the eighteenth day of March, that Col. A. S. Hall, of the One Hundred and Fifth Ohio, commanding a brigade in General J. J. Reynolds's division, marched forth from Murfreesboro with a band of chosen men, to beat up the quarters of the rebels, who, for some days past had been making impudent demonstrations in Wilson County, and all along the left of our lines. His force consisted of two hundred and twenty-five men from his own regiment, under the immediate command of Licut.-Colonel Tolles; three hundred and sixty from the One Hundred and First Indiana, Lieut.-Colonel Thomas Doan; three hundred and thirty from the Eightieth Illinois, Colonel Allen; three hundred and fifteen from the One Hundred and Twenty-third Illinois, Colonel James Monroe; forty-three horsemen (company A, Captain Blackburn) from the Firs
ayou. They reached Hill's plantation at half-past 11 A. M., at the mouth of Deer Creek. Ensign Amerman was put in charge of a tug with howitzer, a gun's crew, and seventeen marines, with a sergeant to keep ahead and reconnoitre. Upon nearing Massa Ben's (Watson's) plantation the bridge over the bayou was destroyed. Here two men were observed to cross over on horseback and ride away with great speed. It was sundown before we reached the next plantation and held up for the night. Wednesday, March 18.--At an early hour the fleet was under way, passing Hunt's plantation. Here we were greeted with the first exhibition of cotton-burning. The overseer, named Johnson, was captured by the advance party in the tug, and sent to the Admiral. A mile further on passed two Indian mounds. Having reached Shelby's plantation, it was ascertained that thirty cavalry had been there and left the night before, at sunset. As the gunboats approached the different plantations the cotton was set on