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Bluff, Edwards' Ferry, Harrison's Island, and Leesburg. fought October 21, 1861. General Stone's e and draw out the intentions of the enemy at Leesburg, I went to Edwards' Ferry, at one o'clock P. to the island, having been within one mile of Leesburg, and there discovering in the edge of a wood to make a reconnoissance in the direction of Leesburg from Edwards' Ferry, I directed General Gormaoceeded to examine the space between that and Leesburg, sending back to report that thus far he coul the first, and connected by a good road with Leesburg. Capt. Candy, assistant adjutant-general, anng as far as it was safe on the right, toward Leesburg, and on the left toward the Leesburg and Gum Leesburg and Gum Spring road. I also informed Col. Baker that Gen. German, opposite Edwards' Ferry, should be reinfodiscover the best line from that ferry to the Leesburg and Gum Spring road, already mentioned; and tce, and under no circumstances to pass beyond Leesburg, or a strong position between it and Goose Cr[3 more...]
At this point we halted until daybreak, being joined here by a company of one hundred men from the Twentieth Massachusetts, accompanied by Colonel Lee, who were to protect our return. At daybreak we pushed forward our reconnoissance toward Leesburgh to the distance of about a mile from the river, to a spot supposed to be the site of the rebel encampment, but found, on passing through the woods, that the scouts had been deceived by a line of trees on the brow of the slope, the openings throh which presented, in an uncertain light, somewhat the appearance of a line of tents. Leaving the detachment in the woods, I proceeded with Captain Philbrick and two or three scouts across this slope and along the other line of it, observing Leesburgh, which was in full view, and the country about it, as carefully as possible, and seeing but four tents of the enemy. My force being well concealed by the woods, and having no reason to believe my presence was discovered, and no large number of
bly during the cannonading of the 20th. At this passing the road enters a thick wood, with a great growth of underbrush, impenetrable to our flanking at the gait we were moving. They were, consequently, drawn up the road and ordered to proceed at a slow gallop. The road was here so narrow and crooked that they could not keep over forty paces in the front. Three hundred yards from the house a road crosses the one we were upon, running to the bridge over Goose Creek on the left, and to Leesburgh on the right. I, however, kept straight on, as the road presented little opportunities for observation, and would sooner reach the high and open country around the enemy's breastworks to the left and front. Soon after reaching this point we drove in a vidette of the enemy, who took the alarm too soon to allow a reasonable chance of our capturing him, and I did not wish to fatigue our horses by useless pursuit. A negro, whom we had met, reported that a regiment of infantry and a body of