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The Daily Dispatch: August 25, 1862., [Electronic resource], From the Rappahannock lines.--the pursuit of the enemy--Pope Abandoning his wounded. (search)
ations in that vicinity. The positions and movements of our army need not be mentioned; but we can state that the enemy is in full retreat and closely pursued by our troops. On Saturday morning heavy and continued cannonading was heard at Orange Court House up to the time that the train left. At Stevensburg about 10 o'clock A. M., on Wednesday, a party of our cavalry encountered a large body of Yankee cavalry and a brisk skirmish ensued. The enemy retired slowly and in good or for, and were covered heroes of the South. Old men wept for joy. The girls waved their handkerchiefs and cheered the army from early morning till late in the afternoon, and all praised God for their deliverance. From passengers who came through from Orange Court house on the Central train last night we learn that a severe engagement took place at the Rappahannock river, a few miles below the railroad bridge, on Saturday morning, commending about sunrise and continuing some four hours. The enemy attempted
The pursuit of the Yankees — execution of Deserters — Conversations on the battle-fields&c.[correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch.] Orange Co., Aug. 29, 1862. On Saturday last, our troops, scarce rested from their fatiguing trip into Culpeper, again took up the line of march in the direction of the enemy, and with all arrangements which generally foretoken serious work. That night our advanced forces bivouacked about six miles below Orange C. H., very near the foe, and we certainly expected a fight on the next day, especially as it was the Sabbath, the day on which most of the fights occur. Instead thereof, on Sabbath we quietly pitched our tents, and allowed the enemy to strike his and retire, which they did in the afternoon, some of us from a lofty eminence witnessing the operation. On Monday, General Stuart, while making a daring reconnaissance within their lines, came very near being taken prisoner. He was in a house, and saw some men coming up, whom, however, he to