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The Daily Dispatch: March 7, 1864., [Electronic resource], More of the raid — the division of Kilpatrick's command. (search)
ds Stanardsville, and charged them as they were retreating on Tuesday morning near Wolf on; but owing to the disparity of his numbers, when compared with those of the enemy, he was forced to give back, and the enemy were enabled to make good their retreat. As your readers know, Gen. Lee had been absent from this army for nearly a week when he returned on Tuesday. I think, during his absence, not anticipating a move, the command was not formally turned over to Gen. Ewell, but that General Chilton and Col. Taylor acted for Gen. Lee, frequently consulting him by telegraph at Richmond. It is certain, I think, that but tittle was done towards arresting the raiders until Gen. Lee returned to camp, about 3 o'clock on Monday and then there was great activity everywhere. Infantry were moved rapidly up to liberty Mills and on towards Madison and within two miles of that place, where our army was drawn up in line of battle on Tuesday evening, and skirmishers thrown forward. A report,