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A family rifle-pit: an incident of Wilson's raid In war the bloody and the grotesque are strangely mingled; comedy succeeds tragedy with startling abruptness; and laughter issues from the lips w
ville railroads, by which Lee was supplied.
The result of this cavalry movement is known.
Generals Wilson, Kautz, and others who commanded in the expedition, were successful in their object, so far familiar to the reader, doubtless, and not of very great interest to the present writer.
The Wilson and Kautz raid would indeed have been forgotten long ago by him, but for the family rifle-pit me ederal cavalry, coming from the direction of Prince George.
It was soon ascertained that General Wilson was riding a raid, without the fear of Confederates before his eyes; and had thus come to Re d on their way toward the Danville road.
Two or three days thereafter, it was known that General Wilson's column had cut the road, but were falling back rapidly before Lee and Hampton; that they h