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The Daily Dispatch: April 26, 1864., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
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itring towards Thoroughfare Gap, whilst Robertson was halted at Rectort own, so as to be able to move to the support of either. Fitz Lee's brigade, moving on Aldie, was halted at Dover, and was driven back by the enemy's cavalry, which was advancing from Fairfax. Gen Fitz Lee took up position on a hill west of Aldie, commanding the Snickersville road. Simultaneously with this attack Gen Stuart was informed that the enemy was advancing on Middleburg, via the road from Hopewell. At Aldie Fitz Lee's brigade, commanded by Col. Munford, and W. H. F. Lee's brigade, commanded by Col (now General) john R. Chambiles, engaged the enemy, and fought them with great success for some time, until forced to fall back by the body of the enemy which was advanced by way of Middleburg. In this fight our cavalry was quite successful, capturing 134 prisoners, several stands of colors, including horses, arms, and equipments.-- The enemy left a large number of their dead on the field, including one c