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The Daily Dispatch: August 12, 1862., [Electronic resource], Report of Gen. Stuart of his expedition in rear of the enemy's lines. (search)
of notice, as also his reference to the energy displayed by First Lieutenant James Breathed, of the Stuart horse artillery. I am most of all indebted to 1st Lieut. D. A. Timberlake, Corporal Turner Doswell, and private J. A. Timberlake, 4th Virginia cavalry, 2d Lieut. James R. Christian and Private R. E. Frayser, 3d Virginia cavalry, who were ever in advance, and without whose thorough knowledge of the country and valuable assistance rendered I could have effected nothing. Assistant Surgeon J. B. Fontaine, 4th Virginia cavalry, (the enemy giving him little to do in his profession,) was bold and indefatigable in reconnaissance, and was particularly active in his efforts to complete the brigade, Captain Heros Von Bercke, a Prussian cavalry officer, who lately ran the blockade, assigned me by the Honorable Secretary of War, joined in the charge of the first squadron in gallant style, and subsequently, by his energy, skill, and activity, won the praise and admiration of all.