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Doc. 15.-skirmish at Blackwater River, Va. Baltimore American account. in headquarters First mounted rifles, near Suffolk, Virginia, October 25, 1862. the regiment returned at a quarter after four P. M. from the reconnoissance upon which it started at four P. M. on the twenty-fourth instant. The following will be a concise and veritable report of all that has been important in the movements of the regiment during its absence, particularly the occurrences which passed under the direct observation of the writer of this journal. At five P. M. on Friday afternoon, eight squadrons responded to the call to boots and saddles, the other squadrons being unavoidably absent on guard and picket-duty. The rumor having been spread that a fight was surely expected, men and officers who were really ill were seen to rise and hastily prepare to move, determined to share in the perils and honors which they fondly hoped were before them. Such was particularly the case with Major Wheel
ere yesterday morning on the train from Weldon. They will be forwarded to their friends for interment. Two of Capt. Coit's battery were slightly disabled--one having been spiked by the breaking of a priming-wire, and the other becoming useless from the lodgment of a ball, which it was found impossible to remove. Gen. Pryor now occupies a strong position at Carrsville, and is prepared for the enemy, let him come in any force he may. General Pryor's address. headquarters forces on Blackwater, February 2, 1863. General order, No. 7. The Brigadier-General congratulates the troops of this command on the results of their recent combat. The enemy endeavored, under cover of night, to steal an inglorious victory by surprise, but he found us prepared at every point; and despite his superior numbers, greater than your own, in the proportion of five to one, he was signally repulsed and compelled to leave us in possession of the field. After silencing his guns and dispersing
na distinguished itself by driving the enemy from a strong position and taking it for themselves. Coming from Missouri, where you had endured great hardships during the last winter, you were honored by being placed at the head of the grand army of the Mississippi, and you have proved yourselves well worthy of that honor. You have encountered and defeated the same men against whom we have so long contended in Missouri and Arkansas, and you have added another wreath to those you won at Blackwater, Blackwell's Station, Fredericktown, Pea Ridge, Round Hill, Hartville, Haines's Bluff, and Post of Arkansas ; and I am sure you will go on with your glorious achievements till tile demon of rebellion shall be destroyed, and our land shall once more rejoice in the blessings of peace and prosperity. While we mourn our fallen comrades, we cannot forget that they have offered up their lives for the noblest of purposes — that of preserving to their country a Government at once free and stabl