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ters had reported the Rebels moving southward of the James, leaving but a small force in Richmond, Gen. McClellan ordered Gen. Hooker, with his own division and Pleasanton's cavalry, to advance upon and seize Malvern Hill. Through the incompetency of his guides, Hooker's first attempt miscarried; but it was renewed the next nightiven to the enemy, proved an easy success; Hooker driving the Rebels from Malvern with a loss of barely 14, and taking 100 prisoners; Col. Averill, with part of Pleasanton's cavalry, pushing north to White Oak Swamp Bridge, driving thence the 10th Virginia cavalry and capturing 28 men and horses. This advance, promptly and vigororear-guard, breaking camp and following the army on the 16th; crossing and removing the pontoon-bridge on the morning of the 18th. The retreat was covered by Gen. Pleasanton with the remaining cavalry. Gen. Porter was under orders to halt the advance at Williamsburg until the crossing was complete; but, intercepting there a let
strategy usual in this quarter; for, if McClellan's advance were not impeded, Harper's Ferry would be relieved. So, Gen. Pleasanton, leading our cavalry advance on the road to Hagerstown, encountered some resistance Sept. 13. at the crossing of when, at 7 A. M. next morning, Cox's division of Burnside's corps advanced up the turnpike from Middletown, preceded by Pleasanton's cavalry and a battery, and opened on that defending the Gap; while by far the larger portion of the Army of the Potomse which seems to have been as obvious to McClellan as it must be to every one else. The advance was again led by Gen. Pleasanton's cavalry, who overtook at Boonsborough the Rebel cavalry rear-guard, charged it with spirit, and routed it, capturions of Sykes's regulars were thrown across the bridge on the main road to repel Rebel sharp-shooters, who were annoying Pleasanton's horse-batteries at that point. Warren's brigade was detached and sent to the right and rear of Burnside, leaving but
his right wing turned and shattered by Jackson Pleasanton checks the enemy Jackson mortally wounded despeent had transpired — in fact, he was assured by Gen. Pleasanton that they were known among Secessionists in Wasof Birney, and had, to that end, obtained from Hooker Pleasanton's cavalry, perhaps 1,000 strong, with permissirney's advance — massed in a cleared field; where Pleasanton, coming in from the front with a part of his forceir charge had stayed the Rebel rush, and enabled Pleasanton to get his own battery of horse artillery into pout each was repelled with great slaughter; though Pleasanton had no infantry support worth naming for his battsible that he was among them. Prisoners taken by Pleasanton soon afterward told him that Jackson was mortallychased by the loss of Thomas Jonathan Jackson. Pleasanton, no longer annoyed, proceeded with his work, gettbeen disabled soon after Jackson was, in front of Pleasanton's batteries), dashing themselves upon Sickles's c
at Manassas Gap Dix's advance on Richmond Pleasanton crosses the Rapidan Lee flanks Meade, who r Gen. Russell brought over his infantry, and Pleasanton directed him to engage them in front, while on its flank, and routed with heavy loss. Pleasanton now found himself in a hornets' nest. Everyegiments narrowly escaping capture. And now Pleasanton saw that he must begin to fall back or prepafore; Gen. Lee and his staff being present. Pleasanton sent over next day to ascertain the fate of emy's plans. Meantime, our cavalry, under Pleasanton, was constantly confronted by that of Lee, un the Rebel right. The battle being over, Pleasanton, who was in chief command of the cavalry, urt long and debated earnestly. Gens. Howard, Pleasanton, and Wadsworth (in place of Reynolds, killed into the Rappahannock for future use. Gen. Pleasanton next crossed Sept. 13. the Rappahannoc across the Rappahannock; our cavalry, under Pleasanton, covering the retreat, and being engaged fro[4 more...]
Blue escapes southward, by little Santa Fe Pleasanton routs him on the little Osage Blunt routs hwestward, he drew off and followed it. Gen. Pleasanton now arrived, Oct. 8. and assumed commthe gap between him and our cavalry, of whom Pleasanton had now assumed the immediate command. A Re Smith advanced Oct. 18-19. to Dunksburg; Pleasanton, with our cavalry, including Mower's, under ning this by telegraph, directed Oct. 20. Pleasanton, who had been demonstrating toward Waverly, that Curtis could hold his ground. ordered Pleasanton to send McNeil, with a brigade only on the t— Cutherwood's regiment capturing two guns — Pleasanton following sharply, after dispatching McNeil,d sent it westward instead. Next morning, Pleasanton pressed on to the crossing of the Big Blue; t, however, beyond doubt; eagerly pursued by Pleasanton and Curtis beyond Little Santa Fe. Smith,l our infantry, was here judiciously halted: Pleasanton turning to Fort Scott for needful food and r[3 more...]<
to 389. C. Cabell, Gen., repulse of, at Fayetteville, 448; routed by Gen. Brown at Booneville, 453; captured by Pleasanton's force in Missouri, 561. Caldwell, Brig.-Gen., at Antietam, 208. Camden, Arkansas, Steele marches to, 552. Calle, 447; retreats into Arkansas, 448: defeated at Little Rock. 451; beaten again near Columbia, Ark., 551; captured by Pleasanton, 561. Martindale, Gen. John H., at Gaines's Mill. 156; at Malvern Hill, 165. Martinsburg, Va., occupied by Jackso9, 71. Pleasant Grove, La., Gen. Emory stops the Rebels at, 541. Pleasant Hill, La., Banks's battle at, 543-4. Pleasanton, Gen. A., at South Mountain, 196; fights and wins, 203; fights with Stuart, 369; at Gettysburg, 389; at Chancellorsvillman, 293. Stuart, Gen. J. E. B., raids around McClellan's army, 150; his report, 189; at South Mountain, 196; fights Pleasanton, 369; at Gettysburg, 389; at Centerville, 395; at Chickamauga, 422; mortally wounded at Yellow Tavern, Va., 574. Stu