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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 3. (ed. Frank Moore) 2 2 Browse Search
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ire, which we did leisurely, examining the ground to the right and left, and leaving videttes at the most commanding positions. The enemy did not follow us beyond the edge of the woods in the front of Monroe's house. Lieutenant Pierce and Sergeant Chesbrough were left here to observe his movements, while the remainder of the party proceeded to the left. A scout belonging to the Fourth Virginia Cavalry, Ball's Company, was then captured. He had been reconnoitring, and had fallen in with our prtance, we fell back on our line of skirmishers, leaving the open country and the Monroe house occupied by our videttes. Thus closed our movements as a reconnoitring party; but, at their own request, Captain Murphy, Lieutenant Pierce, and Sergeant Chesbrough remained and gathered much important information during the day, and chased several parties who ventured out of the woods back into them. Upon one of these occasions they captured a wooden canteen and saddle-bag, which a scout dropped in
ngagement, my acknowledgments are especially due--Lieut.--Colonel Swinney, of the Thirty-second; Col. McLean, of the Seventy-fifth; Col. Smith, of the Fifty-third; Col. Lee, of the Fifty-fifth; Col. Cantwell, of the Eighty-second; Capt. De Beck, of the First Ohio artillery, and Capt. Blakeslee, of company A, Connecticut cavalry, commanding my guard. To the officers of my Staff also--Capt. Don Piatt, A. A.G.; Capt. Margedant, of Engineers; Capt. Crane, C. S., and my two Aids-de-Camp, Lieuts. Chesbrough and Este--1 am greatly indebted for their constant energy and activity in conveying orders and attending to other duties during the day. I am, very respectfully, your ob't servant, Robert C. Schenck, Brigadier-General. Cincinnati Commercial account. headquarters army of Fremont, Port Republic, Va., June 9. You have received telegraphic intelligence of a severe battle having been fought on yesterday, and no doubt all your readers are anxious for details of the engagement