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The Daily Dispatch: August 12, 1862., [Electronic resource], Report of Gen. Stuart of his expedition in rear of the enemy's lines. (search)
s. A squadron of the 1st Va. cavalry (Hammond's) assisted in this destruction. A few picked men, including my Aids, Burke, Farley, and Mosley, were pushed forward rapidly to Tunstall's to cut the wires and secure the depot. Five companies of made extraordinary speed in that direction. The railroad bridge over Black creek was fired under the direction of Lieut. Burke, and it being now dark the burning of the immense wagon train and the extricating of the teams involved much labor and another — materials for which were afforded by a large warehouse adjacent — I moved to that point at once. Lieutenant Redmond Burke, who, in every sphere has rendered most valuable service, and deserves the highest consideration at the hands ofuct the bridge. A foot bridge was soon improvised, and the horses were crossed over as rapidly as possible by swimming. Burke's work proceeded like magic; in three hours it was ready to bear artillery and cavalry, and as half of the latter had not