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able was detailed for the work under command of Gen. Pleasanton, (Gen. Stoneman having been relieved,) assistedrge of Capt. Robertson, chief of artillery on General Pleasanton's staff. The infantry force selected challthe force of the enemy had been exaggerated. Gen. Pleasanton's cavalry rendezvoused during Saturday and Sundly denied the imputation; nevertheless, he was. Gen. Pleasanton now directed General Buford to make preparationing reeforced very rapidly, and in a short time Gen. Pleasanton found that Buford's small division was opposed rmishers. At this stage of the engagement, General Pleasanton plainly saw that the division under Gen. Bufowas evidently in the vicinity of Brandy Station. Pleasanton now pushed forward, but the rebels soon gave way,red by our force, through which to escape. General Pleasanton's headquarters were moved forward to where thg already numerically inferior to them, induced Gen. Pleasanton to consult with his subordinates, and it having
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 7. (ed. Frank Moore), Casualties in the First New-Jersey cavalry. (search)
ived, of the movements and conduct of Gen. Gregg's command, with such scenes and incidents occurring in the whole of Gen. Pleasanton's command as came under my own observation, and as I have obtained from sources which I deem reliable. Gen. Greggation, and the infantry occupying the right, moved along near the river — the object being to unite the two wings of Gen. Pleasanton's command, on either side of the railroad. This was not effected, however, owing to the stubborn resistance of the ond United States cavalry--slight. Lieut. Phillips, Sixth New-York--right leg amputated. Major Robins, one of General Pleasanton's staff, had two horses shot under him. Capt. Sawyer, of the First New-Jersey cavalry, is missing; as also Majoralry, Warrenton Junction, June 11, 1863. You are already informed of the cavalry battle which took place between General Pleasanton's and Stuart's cavalry, at Beverly Ford, on the ninth instant, but it must certainly be of great interest to know h
l Stuart drove them across the river. R. E. Lee. Lynchburgh Republican account. Lynchburgh, June 11. The forces engaged on our side were Generals W. H. F. Lee's, Hampton's Legion, Jones's and Robertson's brigades, with the Beauregard battery from this city, and one other company of artillery. Our total force numbered about four thousand. The enemy had, it is estimated, about ten thousand cavalry, seven regiments of infantry, and six batteries, the whole under command of General Pleasanton. The enemy commenced to cross the Rappahannock simultaneously at Beverly's and Kelly's Fords, and at other intermediate points, about daylight on Tuesday morning, both of their main columns pushing forward toward Brandy Station, five miles below Culpeper Court-House, with the design of getting in the rear of our forces, who were between the court-house and station. They captured our pickets, and thus prevented early intelligence of their movements being reported. The fight commenc
es were being presented; the trim, well-tailored person of Major-General Pleasanton was constantly passing in and out; the cavalry seemed to bas reason for it. Less than an hour later orders were issued from Pleasanton's headquarters, a mile or so further back on the Baltimore pike, ore the General, less the student. Polished, fashionable-looking Pleasanton, riding-whip resting in the leg of one of his jack-boots, and neawhether the report was true or not. A quarter of an hour later Pleasanton's scouts reported rebel cavalry coming in on the Bonaughtown roadn this broke out, I had been coming over from the neighborhood of Pleasanton's headquarters. Ascending the high hill to the rear of Slocum's alry movement, which was met and quashed at Brandy Station by General Pleasanton, about the first of June. On the thirteenth ultimo, General fights at Aldie on the eighteenth and nineteenth were between General Pleasanton's and a body of the enemy's cavalry, which is supposed to hav
ion, was thrown into some confusion. The regiment was recalled, when the First Michigan, Colonel Linne, made a more successful charge. A colonel of the rebel army, who was subsequently captured, told me that the artillery firing at this point (Pennington's battery) was the best he ever witnessed. At one battery, he says, six of the eight gunners at each gun were either killed or wounded in less than twenty minutes. Devins's brigade at Gettysburgh. General Devins's brigade, of General Pleasanton's division, reached Gettysburgh Tuesday, June thirtieth, drove the enemy out, and were most cordially received by the people. The following morning the brigade took a position at the west of the town, when skirmishing was immediately commenced. At this point, Captain Hanley, of the Ninth New-York, with one hun. dred men, held the enemy's skirmishers at bay for two hours, and finally drove them. Unfortunately, soon after this, as the enemy reenforced, advanced again, one of the unfor
sitancy at first, when General Kilpatrick, accompanied by Colonel Douty, of the First Maine, and Captain Costar, of General Pleasanton's staff, went to the front, and called upon the troops to follow. There was no hesitancy then. The Maine boys gave situation of our regiment to General Gregg. Returning, he said that General Gregg had gone to state the facts to General Pleasanton, and directed me to remain at Aldie until he heard from General Pleasanton. I remained, but received no further orGeneral Pleasanton. I remained, but received no further orders. Respectfully submitted. Frank Allen, Captain First Rhode Island Cavalry. A National account. The fight at Aldie, on Wednesday, which was noticed briefly yesterday, was far more desperate than was at first supposed here. The cavalrmportance of the position to be gained, that is, the commanding Gap at Aldie in the Bull Run and Catoctin ridge. General Pleasanton was pushing on at last accounts in the direction of Snicker's Gap. The names of the prisoners we captured are as
Doc. 77-cavalry fight near Aldie, Va. General Pleasanton's despatch. headquarters cavalry corps, camp near Upperville, 5.30 P. M., e sabre was used freely, but always with great advantage to us. A. Pleasanton, Brigadier-General. E. A. Paul's narrative. Uppervillruly a glorious day for that portion of the army commanded by General Pleasanton. On Saturday but little advance was made, our forces in frike a brave man. General Gregg, commanding this division, and General Pleasanton, were near the front all day, carefully watching every movemeis Journal account. Aldie, June 23, 1863. Editor Journal: Pleasanton's cavalry has won new laurels, additional lustre attaches to our tired to the vicinity of Middleburgh and passed the night. General Pleasanton's official report correctly says it was a disastrous day for t was obtained yesterday by the wearied cavalrymen. Last night Pleasanton's artillery was posted to command all the approaches to Aldie, an
know they always do, when they wish to conceal some inportant movement — just as we do when we desire to do the same thing. On Sunday evening a council of the corps commanders, also attended by the Chief Engineer. the Chief of Cavalry, and the Chief of Staff, was held. The question of attacking the enemy was discussed. Of the seven infantry corps commanders, five opposed an attack and two favored it-Generals Howard and Wadsworth. In addition, General Warren, Chief Engineer, and General Pleasanton, commanding the Cavalry corps, earnestly favored a forward movement, as they had not failed to do from the first. A council was said to be necessary, because it was the only way, in view of the active nature of the campaign thus far, by which a correct idea of the efficiency of each corps could be ascertained. It is worthy of note that Generals Howard and Wadsworth, who advised an attack, were the weakest in numbers. What General Meade's own inclination was I am not positively inf
ilpatrick crossed the Rappahannock at Kelly's Ford, and marched in the direction of Culpeper by Brandy Station. No rebels in force were encountered until reaching Brandy Station, where the advance, consisting of the Harris Light, or Second New-York, met them in some force. A brisk skirmish ensued, the rebels, however, immediately falling back toward Culpeper. At this place the division of Kilpatrick formed a junction with the divisions of Buford and Gregg, the whole under command of General Pleasanton. The whole corps advanced up the railroad toward Culpeper. General Kilpatrick had the left, resting on the left of the railroad; General Buford the centre, and General Gregg the right — the skirmishing and cannonading becoming quite sharp as we advanced. As the cavalry moved across the plain in perfect order, some of the regiments in line, some in column, and a long line of skirmishers in front, with the batteries a little to the rear, the respective division and brigade commanders
supported by the Second and Third corps, to the west of Culpeper, from three to four miles distant. Ewell had moved back from his position in the morning, and faced Newton and Sedgwick, while Stuart fronted French, Warren, and Kilpatrick in the vicinity of Bethel Church. On Sunday morning at two o'clock our infantry force, both at the Rapidan and west of town, commenced moving toward the Rappahannock, their trains having all been sent back the night before, leaving the entire cavalry of Pleasanton to cover the retreat. Gregg had come up by forced marches during Saturday; so our cavalry force was by no means insignificant. Our infantry all reached their present camping ground in excellent order during the day, their pace accelerated a trifle perhaps by the sound of cannon in the direction of the town they had left in the morning. But not so fortunate the cavalry; for they had a day of skirmishing by which to remember the inauguration of the second annual race over the Centrevill
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