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The Daily Dispatch: November 3, 1863., [Electronic resource], Gen. Lee's Official report of his recent operations. (search)
Gen. Lee's Official report of his recent operations. The following is Gen. Lee's official report of his recent operations in Northern Virginia: Headq's Army of Northern Va., October 23, 1863. Gen. S. Cooper, A. and I. General: General: In advance of a detailed report, I have the honor to submit, for the information of the Department, the following outline of the recent operations of this army. With the design of bringing on an engagement with the Federal army, which was encamped around Culpeper Court-House, extending thence to the Rapidan, this army crossed that river on the 9th inst., and advanced by way of Madison Court House. Our progress was necessarily slow, as the march was by circuitous and concealed roads, in order to avoid the observation of the enemy. Gen. Fitz Lee, with his cavalry division and a detachment of infantry, remained to hold our lines south of the Rapidan; Gen. Stuart, with Hampton's division, moved on the right of the column. With a