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From the Rapidan to Frying-Pan in October, 1863. I. General Meade's retreat from Culpeper, in October, 1863, was one of the liveliest episodes of the late war. This officer was not unpopular in the Southern army. Few depredations were laid
eetwood Hill-pressed them back to the Rappahannock, which they hastened to cross.
General Meade has thus retreated from Culpeper, but it was the cleanest retreat on record, as far as the present writer's observation extended.
He imitated it in Dece cavalry, had been very much outraged, it would appear, at the hasty manner in which Stuart had compelled him to evacuate Culpeper; and he now felt an ardent desire, before the campaign ended, to give the great cavalier a Roland for his Oliver.
With at a house there that he would not press Stuart so hard, but he (Stuart) had boasted of driving him (Kilpatrick) out of Culpeper, and he was going to give him no rest.
It is said that General Kilpatrick had scarcely uttered this threat when the roa