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The Daily Dispatch: October 16, 1863., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: November 3, 1863., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
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From Northern Virginia. Rappahannock Bridge, Oct. 14. --The bridge at this point was badly burned by the enemy in his retreat, and the ruins are still smoking. Rapid firing was heard during to-day in the direction of Warrenton. There was a cavalry skirmish at Catlett's station on Tuesday. The enemy are still fleeing. Our cavalry surrounded a body of Yankee dismounted cavalry, acting as sharpshooters, at Jeffersontown, on Tuesday, and, after wounding several of them, took over three hundred prisoners.--More prisoners are coming in. The country from Culpeper C. H. to this point is completely desolated. Negroes, stock, and everything, have been carried off. Most of the houses left untenanted were pulled to pieces, and Yankee huts built of their material. The battle-field about Brandy Station is literally covered with dead horses. John Minor Botts has again been paroled, to appear in Richmond.
The Daily Dispatch: November 3, 1863., [Electronic resource], Gen. Lee's Official report of his recent operations. (search)
by Gen. Fitz Lee, and pursued towards Brandy Station. Near that place the commands of Stuart and Lee united, on the afternoon of the 11th, and after a severe engagement drove the enemy's cavalry across the Rappahannock, with heavy loss. On the morning of the 12th, the army marched in two columns, with the design for aching the Orange and Alexandria railroad, north of the river, and interrupting the retreat of the enemy. After a skirmish with some of the Federal cavalry at Jeffersontown, we reached the Rappahannock at Warrenton Springs, in the afternoon where the passage of the river was disputed by cavalry and artillery. The enemy was quickly driven off by a detachment of our cavalry, aided by a small force of infantry and a battery. Early next morning, 13th, the march was resumed, and the columns re-united at Warrenton in the afternoon, when another halt was made to supply the troops with provisions. The enemy fell back rapidly along the line of the railroad, and e