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Custar's Raid. [correspondence of Richmond Dispatch.] Army of Northern Virginia. March 8, 1864. The accounts copied in the Richmond press on yesterday from the Yankee journals, in regard to to Charlottesville, contain so many inaccuracies and so much of romantic fiction, that I deem it a duty to write a few lines in order to correct a few of the errors and false statements. Custar came from Culpeper by way of Madison Court House and Stanardsville to Charlottesville. That he should have been permitted thus to turn our left flank is unquestionably a subject for just boast on his part, and much regret on ours. When within four miles of Charlottesville it is true that he surprised, not a cavalry camp, (for we had none at that point,) but an artillery camp. In the confusion which ensued they succeeded in blowing up one caisson. They called a halt to plunder a camp and whilst engaged in this delightful occupation Capt. Braith white placed his battery, of Stuart's horse ar
The Daily Dispatch: April 29, 1864., [Electronic resource], Reported advance of the enemy on the Peninsula. (search)
From Northern Virginia. Orange C. H., April 28. --A body of Yankee cavalry, estimated at 200, crossed Robinson river this morning at Russell ford and occupied Madison C. H. There was a small skirmish, and one of our men who was engaged in it, and was wounded, has arrived here. It is believed to be merely a scouting party. Beyond this there is nothing of interest here.
We have received, through the courtesy of the officers of the Exchange Bureau, New York papers of Tuesday, the 3d inst. The news is not important, and very little of it refers to arrangements for the battle now impending in Northern Virginia: Gen. Grant's Army — the destruction of Madison Court House. It is stated that the movements of Grant's army on the 1st inst were merely for the purpose of changing position. The Confederates, it was said, were concentrating their forces on the Federal left. The Washington Star, of Monday afternoon, has the following about the movements of Grant's army, including the destruction of Madison Court- House: The cavalry expedition sent out from Vienna last Thursday, under command of Col Lowell, returned to that place yesterday after having visited Leesburg, Rectortown, and Upperville. Near Upperville a portion of Mosby's guerrilla band was encountered, when a sharp fight ensued, which resulted in the loss to the rebels of two kil
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