62.-fight at Brandy Station, Va.
The doings of the First Maryland cavalry.
cavalry camp, near Rappahannock Station, Va., June 10, 1863.
yesterday introduced and ended the most terrific and desperate cavalry fight that ever occurred on this continent — a fight which commenced at sunrise and closed at the setting of the same.
We had learned that Stuart, with a heavy force of cavalry and artillery, was encamped at Brandy Station.
It was determined to give him fight for two rBrandy Station.
It was determined to give him fight for two reasons: to find out the whereabouts of the enemy, and to disturb his plan of a contemplated raid into Pennsylvania.
Our success was complete.
We found out the whereabouts of the enemy emphatically.
We interfered with his purposed raid, for we captured his plan and letters of instruction, which we have now at headquarters, Second brigade, Third cavalry division.
General Buford was to cross Beverly Ford and attack the enemy in front, while General Gregg's and Colonel Duffie's divisions crossed