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The Daily Dispatch: March 7, 1864., [Electronic resource], The question of Exchange — arrival of Confederate prisoners from Point Look out. (search)
impeded their progress. In general council it was proposed to-threw these two Parrott guns into the nearest and deepest but Custar protesting, declared he would fight his way through indeed, a charge was led by himself in person. The rebels stood their ground manfully, but our two guns now opened on them, and completed their discomfiture, that was their lines to waver. They fled hastily, and our men pursued them till they reached another road, which afforded no means of agrees. Col. Stedman, hearing the firing in the direction of Stanardsville, and knowing it must arise from an engagement between, Custar and the enemy, started back with his wearied men to the reflect of the beleaguered party. They proceeded till the enemy was met and Custar discovered to be safe, when they also returned without damage. This expedition was highly successful. The diversion created in favor of Kilpatrick could not have been greater. The 3d and 5th corps remained on the open field, expos