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began to fall back. On Sunday morning, he formed the line of battle beyond Culpeper; but although the enemy had forced the guard at Kelly's Ford, and compelled General Rhodes to fall back with a loss of two hundred men killed, wounded, and missing, yet no attack was made on us by the infantry. In the afternoon, the enemy's cavalry attacked General Wilcox's brigade, and were badly cut up. During Sunday night General Lee fell back to his old position south of the Rapidan. P. S.--Lieutenants Morrison, Lefler, and Maynard, of the Fifty-seventh, are all safe. John Paris, Chaplain Fifty-fourth Regiment N. C. T. General Meade's congratulatory order. headquarters army of the Potomac, November 9. General order No. 101. The Commanding General congratulates the army upon the recent successful passage of the Rappahannock in the face of the enemy, compelling him to withdraw to his intrenchments behind the Rapidan. To Major-General Sedgwick and the officers and men of the Fift
ay their guns, and giving up the day. They were hotly pursued by our forces, who pressed them closely, and inflicted terrible blows upon them. The repulse of the rebels was crushing, and attended with immense loss. Whole columns were mowed down, under the galling fire from the Western army. They were driven about two miles into the woods, losing about one thousand men, who were captured, besides a large number of killed and wounded. During the battle, the Forty-ninth Illinois, (Colonel W. R. Morrison's old regiment,) under command of Major Morgan, charged upon a rebel battery with determined bravery, and captured two pieces of artillery and a large number of prisoners. Adjutant Deneen, of the One Hundred and Seventeenth Illinois, reported this fact to General Banks. The General replied: Present my compliments to Major Morgan and his regiment, and tell him that I will ever remember them for their gallantry. The rebel prisoners claim to have had twenty-five thousand men engage