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The Daily Dispatch: December 23, 1861., [Electronic resource], Sudden death on
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occurred at Drainsville, which resulted disastrously to us. A foraging party was sent out by Gen. Stuart, consisting of about two hundred wagons, escorted by the 11th Virginia, Col.Garland; the 6th kirmishers in the skirts of a pine thicket, which stretched out on either side of the road. General Stuart drew up his force and prepared to make an attack. On either side the woods were very thick,rear by hand, with the assistance of the infantry. Seeing the wagons safely to the rear, Gen. Stuart gave orders to fall back to a better position. The regiment marched to the rear in good orde a musket ball. Taking his force to the rear, where the ground offered better positions, Gen. Stuart once more drew up his force and awaited the enemy, but he had enough of it and was not dispos, more than we did. We took two prisoners. This morning another force was sent out under Gen. Stuart, but has not yet returned. He took possession of the battle-field of the day previous, and s