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The Daily Dispatch: June 16, 1862., [Electronic resource], Bill to be entitled "an act to further provide for the public residence. (search)
d... with the loss of one man! It being determined upon to penetrate the enemy's lines, and make a full and thorough reconnaissance of their position and strength. Gen. J. E. B. Stuart order (Col. Fitg Hugh Lee,) 9th, (Col. F. H. Fitg Hugh Lee,) and 4th, Virginia cavalry, (Lieut. Gardiner commending,) to hold themselves in readiness. These regiments, however, did not turn out more than half their usual strength, the 4th not having more than four companies in the hold. The Jeff. Davis Troop were also incorporated in the detail, as also two pieces of Stuart's Flying Artillery--a 12-pound howitzer and a 6-pound English rifle piece — the whole force not numbering more than 1,400 men, if even the total reached that number. On Thursday at dawn this column proceeded down the Charlottesville (Brook Church) turnpike, and had gone some distance without molestation when the vanguard overtook some eight or ten adventurous negroes journeying rapidly towards the Federal lines. These