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made easily by a Yankee cavalry force, provided such obstacles as our Cavalier Stuart and Fitz Lee had not been placed in its way. With every preparation for a long edition. On the morning of the 16th a telegram from Gen Chilton informed Gen Stuart that a cavalry force of the enemy, 3,000 strong, was in motion, and cautioninred; they were determined to give the invaders another lesson! At this time Gen. Stuart, with the reckless disregard of his own life that marks this brave man, rodelane was stationed the 2nd and 4th, and on the other the 5th, 1st, and 34. Generals Stuart and Fitz Lee were everywhere; their animated, cheerful faces, their confidng our carrying it away. The cannoneers then returned. In this charge both Gen. Stuart and Gen. Lee participated riding ahead with the men, using both their sabres men. The daring bravery of our little band, and the skill and efficiency of Gens. Stuart and Lee, has sent them back to tell of defeat rather than of success. Our l
s from Washington on the 18th, which says: Gens. Averill and Pleasanton, with their troops and a battery, had a skirmish at Kelley's Ford yesterday. The rebels attempting to cross with infantry were repulsed, with some loss on both sides — Stuart and Fitzhugh Lee, with their command, were reported to be at Warrenton and White Plains on Monday. A dispatch from headquarters says a most brilliant cavacy fight occurred on the Rappahannock, at Kelley's Ford, on the 17th. Gen Averill forced aeman could cross at a time, and the river was swollen and very rapid. Reaching the south side, our cavalry charges the rebels in their entrenchments, killing and capturing nearly the entire force, besides a large number of horses picketed near. Stuart and Fitzhugh Lee had hastened from Culpeper to prevent our passage, and made some dashing charges upon Averill command but were reported. We charged them, using sabres only in the conflict, and with fatal effect. Whatever the enemy made a sand
ailroads were very slight, and soon repaired. But all this matters not to them.--Their journals will fabricate any amount of damage that the Northern appetite can demand and the gullibility of the world can swallow. We are not disposed, however, to underrate the importance of the lesson which this raid teaches, and the disasters which may ensue if it is not taken to heart. The damage the Yankee raid actually accomplished was nothing; what it might have done, (with such a cavalry leader as Stuart,) incalculable. We are not so sure that the Yankees made an empty boast when they say they could have dashed suddenly through Richmond, and, perhaps, made our President prisoner! In the darkness and confusion they might have fired the public buildings, storehouses, and bridges, and inflicted a loss which might have proved fatal to our noble army. All this they might have done, and all this they will yet do, if the authorities, whose duty it is to protect the city and the railroads leadin
the sins of the secessionist, the advocate of a great national crime. An expected raid on Washington The people in Washington have been very much frightened during the last week by ap- prehensions of a rebel raid on Washington.--A correspondent of the Philadelphia Inquirer, writing on the 14th inst., says: Reports of a cavalry raid upon the national capital, via the chain bridge, circulated freely, citizens of Georgetown seemed to have great anxiety, on Tuesday, with the Stuart or Mosby were about rivalling impudence of the Harris Light Cavalry, when they dashed up to the gates of Richmond a short fortnight since. Lest such a foolish movement might be indulged in by the rebel mad caps, it is said the planks of the chain bridge were removed, while a full battery was stationed at the Aqueduct bridge. No doubt the enemy would like to pay us off in our own coin, but it is not probable that they will find the fortifications about Washington as empty of defenders as w
, where the Orange and Alexandria railroad crossed the river, and are said to be running trains regularly. Meads seems to be proceeding with great caution in his movements, so much so as not to have yet developed his designs fully. Whenever and wherever he may decide to join the fearful issue of battle, he will find Gen Lee on the qui vive, as usual, and prepared to meet him. Our gallant men are now on their own soil, and well may Meads be cautious how he risked the already precarious tenure of his position. All has been quiet since Saturday, and nothing from the enemy except a report that they have occupied Culpeper C. H. in force. August 4th, 1863. A body of the Yankee cavalry crossed the river at Rixeyville early this morning, and were repaired by the 11th Va. regiment, on picket of the time. Gen Stuart attacked them in the afternoon and drove them back to the river. They had artillery planted on the other side of the river. No further particulars yet.
at Stevensburg, four miles from Culpeper. The Confederates have a very strong picket line across the Rappahannock, but do not seem to be in any considerable force as far up as Fredericksburg. The following dispatch from Washington, August 2d, gives an account of the reconnaissance: General Buford's cavalry, artillery, and a supporting infantry force, yesterday crossed the Rappahannock at the railroad station.--Thence with his cavalry and artillery he proceeded toward Culpeper, driving Stuart's cavalry before him. When near Culpeper Gen'l Raford encountered a large rebel force of infantry and artillery, and a fierce light ensued, lasting until dark, when he withdrew to a strong position east of Beandy Station. The losses on both sides was considerable. This reconnaissance confirms the concentration of Lee's forces near Culpeper, and indicates that his present headquarters are at Stevensburg, four miles southeast of Culpeper. The twenty nine sutler wagon captured near Fairf
by the 8th, at which point the cavalry under Gen Stuart was also concentrated. On the 9th a lart Beverly's and Kelly's fords, and attacked Gen. Stuart. A severe engagement ensued, continuing frs of his division. The cavalry, under General Stuart, was thrown out in front of Longstreet to lry encountered two brigades of ours under General Stuart near Aldie, and was driven back with loss. being strongly supported by infantry, and General Stuart was in turn compelled to retire. The e and then fell back. In these engagements Gen. Stuart took about four hundred prisoners, and a coHill having already reached the valley. Gen Stuart was left to guard the passes of the mountainlso instructed to march from Carlisle. Gen. Stuart continued to follow the movements of the Feintelligence was received of the arrival of Gen. Stuart at Carlisle, and he was ordered to march tosubsequently encountered and driven off by General Stuart and pursued for several miles in the direc[1 more...]
stant, Gen. Ewell moved forward with his command and attacked this corps and soon repulsed it. Gen Stuart also had a pretty sharp fight with the enemy. Gen. Gorden, with great bravery, led his old ress is deeply regretted by his command. The defeat of Gen. Kilpatrick at New Baltimore by Gen. Stuart was of the most complete character. Gen. Stuart attacked Kilpatrick early on the morning of Gen. Stuart attacked Kilpatrick early on the morning of the 19th, and walloped him severely, driving him ten miles or more, capturing two hundred and fifty prisoners; also, a large number of ambulances and wagons, filled with hospital stores, together witof the wounded dismounted and plunged into the stream up to his neck; he was soon followed by Gen. Stuart and others, and with great exertions they succeeded in getting all the wounded across safe. Gen. Stuart was in the river for an hour or more, and did not hesitate to put his shoulder to the wheel in getting his ambulances and artillery across the Hazel. Everything is quiet here at pres
From Northern Virginia. The latest advices from Northern Virginia represent matters as unchanged with the army of Gen. Lee. A portion of our forces are reported to be busily engaged in removing the iron from the Orange and Alexandria Railroad. Occasionally they are interrupted by the enemy, when a skirmish occurs, resulting in nothing decisive on either side.--On Sunday last we understand there was a considerable cavalry fight north of the Rappahannock river between Gen. Stuart and a portion of the enemy's cavalry. Of the result of the fight we could learn nothing last night.
Five hundred Dollars reward. --The above reward will be given for the apprehension and delivery to me, or secured in any jail so that I can get him again, of a negro boy, who calls himself Peter, and belongs to Wm Breeden, of Richmond, Va. Said boy left Richmond about the 18th or 20th of September last. He is a tall, black negro, and of very pleasing address. No marks recollected, except that he has had front teeth. He was last seen to leave Gen Stuart's headquarters, near Orange C. H., on a very fine horse belonging to the Government. E D Eacho, General Agent and Collector, 14th st. no 18--2t*
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