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The Daily Dispatch: September 9, 1862., [Electronic resource], Our army in Maryland--particulars of the passage of the Potomac. (search)
ernoon by the Central train, and left the forces which he commands on the left bank of the Potomac, on Friday night. To him we are indebted for the following particulars: On Thursday, during the day, the cavalry force under command of Brig.-Gen. Robertson, engaged a portion of the enemy's forces near Fall's Church. Nearly the entire day was spent in skirmishing between the contending parties. While this was going on our army was being withdrawn from the vicinity of the late battle fields, and marched in the direction of the upper Potomac. At nightfall Gen. Robertson drew off his force and followed the Army Early the next morning his brigade crossed the river at--,some distance below Leesburg. At or near the same time, the division of Gen. Hill commenced crossing at another point. Later in the day, the veteran corps of Gen. Jackson reached--,and at once proceeded in pass over, and before night the passage had been successfully effected. Gen. Longstreet's corps followed and du