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The Daily Dispatch: March 19, 1863., [Electronic resource], The cavalry engagement on the Upper Rappahannock. (search)
somewhat relived by the following official dispatches received at the War Department. Headquarters, two miles from Kelly's Ford, March 17--7 P. M. To General R. E. Lee: The enemy is retiring. He is badly hurt. We are after him. His dead men and horses strew the reads. (Signed) J. E. B. Stuart, Major Gen. [second Dispatch] Culpeper March 18, To General R. E. Lee: The enemy have retired to the north bank of the river, badly hurt. (Signed) J. E. B. Stuart, Major Gen. [third Dispatch] Culpeper, March 18. To General R. E. Lee: Telegraphed you last night that the enemy had retired to the north bank of the Rappahannock. General R. E. Lee: Telegraphed you last night that the enemy had retired to the north bank of the Rappahannock. From the best information, it was Averth's division, force thousand in the saddle. Pork and hard bread packed in boxes. He was very badly hurt, and left a hospital on this side. It was undoubtedly intended as a great expedition; but, thanks to the superior conduct of Gen. Fitzhugh Lee and his noble brigade, it has failed; o