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The Daily Dispatch: November 10, 1862., [Electronic resource], From Northern Virginia--a raid of the enemy at Fredericksburg. (search)
town after our own troops had retired, and while the enemy were still in possession, has furnished as with the following account of the raid. About 9 o'clock yesterday morning the enemy's cavalry, supposed to number some three or four hundred, crossed the river at Falmouth, and dashed into the town, through Commerce, Main, and Princess Anne streets. Our forces in the town consisted of four companies of cavalry, under Lt. Col. Critcher, and two companies of the Chesapeake cavalry, of Col. Bell's command. Colonel Critcher, with his force, was quartered at the hospital building, near the railroad depot. The enemy seemed to be fully aware of his position, and at once charged his camp, capturing about twenty-five or thirty of his men. The remainder of his force made their escape, and afterwards formed on the outskirts of the town, where a fight ensued, the Yankees attacking them. Meantime the two companies of the Chesapeake cavalry, under Lieut. Welford Corbin, made a dash upon t