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The Daily Dispatch: November 3, 1863., [Electronic resource], Gen. Lee's Official report of his recent operations. (search)
Headq's Army of Northern Va., October 23, 1863. Gen. S. Cooper, A. and I. General: General: In advance of a detailed report, I have the honor to submit, for the information of the Department, the following outline of the recent operations of this army. With the design of bringing on an engagement with the Federal army, which was encamped around Culpeper Court-House, extending thence to the Rapidan, this army crossed that river on the 9th inst., and advanced by way of Madison Court House. Our progress was necessarily slow, as the march was by circuitous and concealed roads, in order to avoid the observation of the enemy. Gen. Fitz Lee, with his cavalry division and a detachment of infantry, remained to hold our lines south of the Rapidan; Gen. Stuart, with Hampton's division, moved on the right of the column. With a portion of his command he attacked the advance of the enemy near James City, on the 10th, and drove them back towards Culpeper. Our main body arri
Capture of Yankees by Mosby. Orange C. Il, Nov. 25,--Ten prisoners, captured by Mosby at Bealeton, Fauquier county, on Saturday last, arrived here to day. Mosby at the same time captured twenty mules and three wagons heavily loaded, the contents of which were brought off. The enemy are advancing their pickets in front and towards Madison Court House.-- There is some movement on hand with the Yankee army.
From General Lee's army. [from our own Correspondent.] Army Northern Virginia,Near Orange C. H., Va., Nov. 26. Advices from the front represent that Meade is advancing his picket lines on our front to within sight of the Rapidan river, and also that he is moving a force on our left flank, in the direction of Madison C. H. It is now affirmed, the railroad and the bridge being completed, that the bulk of the Yankee army is being transferred from Fauquier to Culpeper, preparatory, perhaps, to the forward move which the New York World tells us that Meade has been ordered by Lincoln to make contrary to his own judgment. His Excellency President Davis and staff returned to Richmond via the Tuesday morning Central train, after spending two whole days and parts of two other days with Gen. Lee. During his stay nearly all of the principal officers of the army called upon "Uncle Jeff," and "Marse Robert," to pay their respects. The President and Gen. Lee rode to Clark Mountain o
From the Rapidan. Orange C. H., Jan. 5. --Two prisoners, captured by the Black Horse cavalry near Warrenton, have been received here. The enemy have moved, during the past week, a small force of infantry in the direction of Madison C. H., from Culpeper C. H., to a point about six miles beyond the former place.
From the Rapidan. Orange C. H., Jan. 26. --The enemy are moving some of their cavalry in the direction of Madison C. H. It is reported they have crossed Robinson river, capturing some of our pickets. It is not believed to be anything more than a raid, and arrangements have been made to meet them. Battle's Alabama brigade re-enlisted to-day for the war.
From the Rapidan. Orange C. H., Feb. 1. --The enemy's cavalry, guided by a man named Robinson, dashed across Robinson's River early on Sunday morning, capturing some of our pickets. After visiting Madison C. H., and capturing the contents of the mail at that place, they re-crossed to Culpeper county. The enemy have been scouting during the past week, and changing camps. Major General Breckinridge arrived here to-day, and is the guest of General Lee.
The Daily Dispatch: March 1, 1864., [Electronic resource], Yankee Raids on the Virginia Central railroad--damage thus far Trifling — Exciting rumors of the enemy's movements. (search)
led. Mosby's horse was shot under him. The fight lasted about fifteen minutes. It is reported that the enemy are advancing from Culpeper C. H., by way of Madison C. H., with infantry, artillery and cavalry. [Second Dispatch.] Orange C. H., Feb. 29. --The enemy's infantry occupy Madison C. H., 15 miles above hero.Madison C. H., 15 miles above hero. Their cavalry was at Stanardsville today, moving in the direction of Charlottesville. Some cannonading has been going on to-day in the direction of Madison Court House. It is believed to be no more than a resonnoissance on the part of the enemy. Preparations have been made to meet them. adison C. H., 15 miles above hero. Their cavalry was at Stanardsville today, moving in the direction of Charlottesville. Some cannonading has been going on to-day in the direction of Madison Court House. It is believed to be no more than a resonnoissance on the part of the enemy. Preparations have been made to meet them.
rginia. Orange C. H., March 2. --The enemy's Charlottesville raiding party recreased Robinson river into Culpeper county during the night. We captured several prisoners during several skirmishes with their rear guard yesterday. The enemy carried off a good many horses and negroes. This force consisted of about twenty five hundred cavalry, with two pieces of artillery. They burnt the county bridge over the Rivanna river, near Charlottesville. The enemy crossed infantry and artillery at Germana ford yesterday evening. [Second Dispatch.] Orange C. H., March 2. --Matters on the upper end of our lines are quiet. Our loss in the skirmishing yesterday near Madison C. H. was fifteen or twenty killed and wounded, chiefly of the first. The 2d Virginia cavalry also lost some prisoners. The enemy have certainly crossed at Germana Ford, but in what force has not been ascertained. Artillery firing has been heard this evening in the direction of Mine
From the Rapidan. Orange C. H., March 4. --The excitement about the raiders has subsided, and all in quiet in this department. The cause of the firing at the lower fords yesterday evening is not ascertained, but is believed to have been our artillery shelling a feeble demonstration of the enemy's cavalry. The enemy, retreating from Carlottesvile, burnt Page's flour mill, in Greene county, Banks's mill, at Madison C. H., and carried off several citizens.
The Daily Dispatch: March 7, 1864., [Electronic resource], The question of Exchange — arrival of Confederate prisoners from Point Look out. (search)
f the Potomac is up to nine o'clock this morning. Heavy musketry carbine probably, firing was heard early this morning off to the extreme light, in the direction of Stanardsville, where it is supposed that cavalry were engaging the rebels. Madison C. H. as well as Spotsylvania C. H. are in one possession. There is an evident disposition on the part of Lee, to avoid a battle by keeping behind his entrenchments, Kilpatrick has been heard from. The report is favorable, Lee's communications nopeper to-day, says, that Gen. Custar, with 1,500 picked men, in light marching order, left Culpeper C. H. about 2 o'clock on Sunday afternoon. The Sixth and Third Corps marched from their winter; quarters in the day. The former halted at Madison C. H., and threw out a strong pickets, while the latter in the neighborhood of James and held the of Robertson's road. About on Monday the raiders left their resting place near James City and then the road for Charlottesville. The men had
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