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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 4. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Battle of Kelleysville, March 17th, 1863-Reports of Generals J. E. B. Stuart and Fitz. Lee. (search)
nd, under the blessing of Divine Providence, we are indebted to his prompt and vigorous action, all the determined bravery of his men for this signal victory, which, when the odds are considered, was one of the most brilliant achievements of the war, Gen. Lee's command in action being less than 800. I have the honor to be, very respectfully, Your obedient servant, J. E. B. Stuart, Maj.-Gen. Commanding. Headquarters Lee's cavalry brigade, March 23d, 1863. General R. H. Chilton, A. A. & I. Gen'l A. N. Va. Sir: I have the honor to submit the following report of an encounter on the 17th instant between my brigade and a division of the enemy's cavalry, certainly not less than 3,000 mounted men with a battery of artillery. My first intimation of their approach was a telegram received at 11 A. M. on 16th from headquarters, A. N. V. At 6 P. M., scouts reported them at Morissville, a little place 6 miles from Kelley's Ford. At 1 A. M., another report informed me that enemy had enca
y treading the soil of Maryland, with a strong probability that our cavalry at least have crossed Mason's and Dixon's line, and are now foraging on the Dutch farmers in the Cumberland Valley, in Pennsylvania. From the Potomac river at Williamsport, via Hagerstown, to the Pennsylvania line, the distance is not over fifteen miles, and the country is rich and productive — just such indeed as to invited the attention of a cavalry force at this season of the year. Still Later At the War Department last night the following dispatch was received from Gen. Lee. Martinsburg is situated on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, which of course is torn up: Culpeper C. H., June 18th, 1863. Gen. S. Cooper, A. & I. Gen'l: General: On the afternoon of the 14th, Gen. Rhodes took possession of Martinsburg, capturing several pieces of artillery, more than two hundred prisoners, a supply of ammunition and grain. Our loss, one killed and two wounded. [Signed,] R. E. Lee, General.
Important from Northern Georgia. battle between Gens. Bragg's and Rosecrans's armies--two days hard fighting — heavy losses on both sides, etc. Chickamauga River, Sept. 20, Via Ringgold, 21st. To Gen. S. Cooper,A. and I. Gen: After two days hard fighting we have driven the enemy, after a desperate resistance, from several positions, and now hold the field, but he still confronts us. The losses are heavy on both sides, especially so in our officers. We have taken over twenty pieces of artillery, and some twenty-five hundred prisoners. (Signed,) Braxton Bragg, General.