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iting from the Barbees Cross-Roads, near Chester Gap, under date of November fifth, says: At Linden Stuart was joined by three thousand fresh cavalry, which came through from Edgeville, and by Hampton's brigade, which fell back after engaging Averill. This morning Gen. Pleasanton led the advance again, Averill following in the rear. He pushed on from Piedmont, passed Markham, and on here to Barbees Cross-Roads, near Chester Gap, where he had a very exciting skirmish with the enemy. StuaAverill following in the rear. He pushed on from Piedmont, passed Markham, and on here to Barbees Cross-Roads, near Chester Gap, where he had a very exciting skirmish with the enemy. Stuart's command bivouacked in this vicinity last night, and from the preparations visible in the fields — as, for instance, the fact of fences having been carefully pulled down, and from the statements of some of the residents — it is evident that this place was selected by him for a fight to-day. Stuart and Hampton both slept last night in the house in which Pleasanton has his Headquarters this evening. Stuart had made his arrangements and awaited our advance. The position is a magnificent one
y, of six guns — all under the command of General Averill. The expedition marched on Monday afte the outskirts of a wood were reached. General Averill here again arranged the regiments in linee had chased them six miles from the river, Gen. Averill decided to return, as our artillery ammunit Major Chamberlain, Acting Aid-de-Camp to General Averill, was wounded in the nose and cheek. Amur special correspondent, who accompanied General Averill's cavalry expedition, has just returned, t. The expedition was a complete success. Gen. Averill, with detachments from several of his regimvanced, Col. Curtis as above indicated, and Gen. Averill with the main force, toward Kelly's Ford. After halting and resting a short time, General Averill ordered the column forward, and had proce wounded on the field. After re-forming, Gen. Averill again advanced, and took up position a miley wounded. Major Chamberlain, Chief of General Averill's staff, seriously, in the face. Lieut[1 more...]
f the utmost importance that Stoneman should do his part of the work. Wanting that information, he waited. Candid minds will duly consider the circumstances before condemning the delay. Sedgwick driven back, Lee was emboldened and strengthened. There was rain up in the mountains. The Rappahannock began to rise. The rain was falling fast; could he maintain his position? Would it be safe to stay? Had he a right to imperil the army? Tuesday, and still no certain news from Stoneman. Averill, who had dashed toward Gordonsville, was in with intelligence of the destruction of the Virginia Central road in that direction ; but that was of no consequence if the Fredericksburgh road was intact. The rain was pouring. He counselled with his officers, and the decision was to recross the Rappahannock. Had Hooker known on Monday what the Richmond papers had of Stoneman's operations, not thus would the affairs have ended. It was not so to be. He who guides the stars controlled also thi
sing on the same day. One division, however, of General Stoneman's command, that commanded by Gen. Averill, forded the river near the Orange and Alexandria Railroad, and soon after crossing encountereme, ensued — the enemy retiring after a brief contest. The loss on either side was small. General Averill's orders were understood to be to proceed along the road toward Culpeper and Gordonsville, f cutting off the rebel army of the Rappahannock from its base of operations. Unfortunately, Gen. Averill's command did not protect the right of the main body, and, as a consequence, the operations auntered at Rapidan Station, on the Orange and Alexandria Railroad, and after a short fight, General Averill retired. At all events he was not seen, nor his anxiously listened for guns were not heardlarly necessary to-day, because cannonading could be heard on the right — supposed to be in General Averill's command. The advance of General Buford's column arrived near Minot's Ford, on the Rapida