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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 3: political affairs.--Riots in New York.--Morgan's raid North of the Ohio. (search)
r. Botts told him he believed his was the first case on record of a man being brought to his senses by having brains knocked out. where he was confronted by Stuart's strong infantry supports, and compelled to retreat, fighting as he fell back, when he in turn, was re-enforced by the First Corps, and the pursuing foe halted. In that engagement Buford lost one hundred and forty men, of whom sixteen were killed. A month later Sept. 1. 1863. General Kilpatrick crossed the Rappahannock at Port Conway, below Fredericksburg, drove the Confederates, and burned two gun-boats which they had captured on the Potomac and placed on the Rappahannock for future use. A little more than a fortnight afterward, Sept. 16. General Pleasanton, with the greater part of the cavalry of the Army of the Potomac, crossed the Rappahannock at the fords above Fredericksburg in three columns, commanded respectively by Buford, Kilpatrick, and Gregg, supported by the Second Corps, under General Warren. Stuart's