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The Daily Dispatch: November 26, 1862., [Electronic resource] 1 1 Browse Search
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oad as it approaches the river exposes a column of troops or train of wagons passing over it to a dangerous enfilading fire from the hill, where the house is situated, and after the turn is made, troops and trains moving away to the left, are in range from the hill for some distance, till they are finally protected by hills, rising upon either side of the river, behind which the road winds. The two brigades had been for some time in motion, and a portion of the train, under charge of Capt. Plate, Division Quartermaster, had passed the dangerous turn in the road, when our cavalry were seen skirmishing with the rebels in the neighborhood of the house on the opposite hill. Finally, our cavalry seeing the departure of the troops, formed in a solid square and retired toward the river at the point where the ruins of the bridge crossing the stream was guarded by the 35th Massachusetts regiment. At the same moment the rebel cavalry emerged from the wood in the rear of the house