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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)
they had strayed, out when they thought of two pieces of artillery all hope of getting through with them was given up. Stedman; with his five hundred men, continued on their course, which, luckily for them; was correct, and about o'clock on Tuesday morning they reached our infantry pickets, inside of Madison. Court House Cestar finding it impossible to precede farther, bivouacked that night in the woods, white he hated his horses and his men. General Stuart, with 2,000 cavalry men of Wickham's and Lee's brigades, was marching towards his rears. The next morning about nine o'clock General Custar marched towards the right road, and having found it and marched upon it a short distance, discovered that with his ragged but indefatigable, followers, had succeeded in getting into his rear. As they neared Stanardsville, about fifteen miles from the little village of Madison, the rebel cavalry were seen drawn in line across the road. This meant hostility, and for some time the