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The Daily Dispatch: March 7, 1864., [Electronic resource], More of the raid — the division of Kilpatrick's command. (search)
g, and skirmishers thrown forward. A report, however, obtained circulation that the enemy were in our rear, and our column faced about and marched back. When this report was ascertained to be untrue it was too late in return last night and engage the enemy. This morning the enemy had all safety recrossed the Robinson river back to Culpeper. Our casualties in the cavalry skirmishing amounted, I am told, to some fifteen killed and wounded; among them, Lieut., Parker, 2d cavalry from Amherst, Va., who was severely wounded and left in the enemy's hands. The Charlottesville raiding party committed the usual excesses on the line of their march, such as robbing houses, stealing horses. (I which ported they got some three hundred,) and carrying off negroes. One of the principal I hear to be Mr. J. J. Bowcock, of Albemarle, presiding justice of that county, and formerly member of the Legislature from that county. Our boys are now safely pack in camp. They had a most disagr