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The Daily Dispatch: March 8, 1864., [Electronic resource], The repulse of the raiders Near Charlottesville. (search)
nty no have with Duggary they could, and Capt. Breathed dispatched ten men to Charlottesville to bring out arms for his squad, it being his intention to follow up the Yankees. About dusk the men returned with the arms, and Capt, B. (to whom Capt. Chew had partially resigned command) started in pursuit. In the meantime Lt. Thomson, of Chew's battery, with eight men had pushed ahead and overtaken the rear guard of the enemy at Earlysville, which he charged, killing two men and wounding a Yankee Captain. Lt. Thomson's force being added to that of Capt. B's increased the command to about twenty-five men. This was the number of men that followed up the retreating enemy, with whom they came up at Willemite's Mill, sixteen miles from Charlottesville, where they had gone into camp. It was Capt. B's intention to attack them, but a courier arrived from Gen. Stuart, directing him not to attack, but merely to watch — so he retired a mile or two and camped, putting out pickets to watch the