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The Daily Dispatch: June 11, 1863., [Electronic resource], The cavalry fight in Culpeper — further particulars. (search)
xtended scale than the first reports received seemed to indicate. According to the telegram of Gen. Lee to Gen. Cooper, it commenced at 5 o'clock in the morning and lasted till 5 in the afternoon. Trolina regiment. The latter was married only one week ago. Among the wounded, we have heard of Col. Lee, son of Gen. R. E. Lee, who was shot through the thigh, and Col. Butler, of South Carolina, whoGen. R. E. Lee, who was shot through the thigh, and Col. Butler, of South Carolina, who is reported to have lost a leg. We had only cavalry and artillery engaged in the fight, the enemy having retired before our infantry came up. In their charge upon the enemy's battery, our cavalr loss may turn out to be much larger than is generally supposed. We append the dispatch of Gen. Lee to Gen. Cooper, which furnishes the best idea as to the length of time the fighting continued: nd artillery. After a severe contest till 5 P. M., Gen. Stuart drove them across the river. R. E. Lee. Another account which we received late last night from an officer who took part in
ur immediate front. A mounted force of rebels advanced this afternoon and engaged our videttes on the Manchester pike. The firing was very rapid, and lasted about an hour, when the rebels withdrew. The casualties have not been reported. Miscellaneous. The Washingtonian are getting very shaky in the knees. Forney, in contradicting a number of false rumors, says: Another rumor is that our pickets have been driven in at Falmouth. Ridiculous! To drive in our pickets there Lee must recross the Rappahannock and give Hooker a general battle with his whole army. No such thing has occurred. The Conscription bill divides citizens liable to draft into two classes. One comprises all able-bodied men between the ages of 20 and 35, married or unmarried, and all unmarried men between the ages of 35 and 45. The second class includes all married men between the last named ages. It turns out, according to the enrollment in New York city, that the proportion of the first