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The Daily Dispatch: September 2, 1862., [Electronic resource], From our army on the Rappahannock — interesting diary — Executions on the route. (search)
o a tree, which was done in the presence of a large portion of his army. In Longstreet's division there has also been active work. The enemy several times attempted to check our advance, but were signally repulsed.--Pickett's, Wilcox's, and Pryor's brigades were severally engaged at different periods of the day, and lost a few men killed and wounded. At Mountain Run, a small branch which joins the Rappahannock, a Federal battery of six pieces commenced this afternoon to throw shells by way of diversion, but were promptly engaged by the Donaldsonville battery, (Louisiana,) Capt. Mora, and soon after retired. In this affair Gen. Roger A. Pryor had a narrow escape. While sitting on a fence by the roadside, a shell burst immediately over his head, and the fragments dashed into the ground around him on every side, but fortunately without doing injury. As he wears a light felt hat, and was plainly in sight of the artillerists, the presumption is that he was made their mark. Gene