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The Daily Dispatch: November 3, 1863., [Electronic resource], Gen. Lee's Official report of his recent operations. (search)
Here I encountered, besides a large cavalry force, the first army corps, who retired a short distance beyond Haymarket on the Carolina road. I attacked their infantry pickets by moonlight, and scattered them over the fields, capturing many. General Lee pressed down to within a short distance of Cainsville, when he encountered their infantry, and captured prisoners from the first army corps on that road also. The pursuit was continued until after dark. The cavalry force was commanded by Kilpatrick, and composed of ten regiments. Most respectfully, (Signed,) J F B Stuart, Major General. Official: John Withers, Asst. Adj Gen. Headq'rs Valley District,in the Fork of the Shenandoah, Near Front Royal, Oct. 19, 1863. Col. R. H. Chilton, Chief of Staff, A. N. V. Colonel: Yesterday (Sunday) morning, at 2 o'clock, I moved from Berryville to surprise and capture the garrison at Charlestown. The surprise was complete, the enemy having no suspicion of our approach until I h