War of the Rebellion: Serial 090 Page 0553 Chapter LV. THE SHENANDOAH VALLEY CAMPAIGN.

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and drove it handsomely, capturing several wagons, ambulances, and nine forges with their teams, a number of horses, about fifty prisoners, besides killing and wounding a considerable number of the enemy.

R. E. LEE.

Honorable JAMES A. SEDDON,

Secretary of War.

CHAFFIN'S BLUFF, October 20, 1864.

General Early reports that before day on the 19th he attacked Sheridan's camp on Cedar Creek, surprised and routed the Eighth and Nineteenth Corps, and drove the Sixth Corps beyond Middletown, capturing 18 pieces of artillery and 1,300 prisoners. The enemy subsequently made a stand on the pike and, in turn, attacked him, when his left gave way and his troops retreated. The enemy on the retreat captured thirty pieces of artillery and wagons and ambulances. The prisoners were brought off and his loss in men was not great. The gallant General Ramseur was seriously wounded and fell into the hands of the enemy.

R. E. LEE.

Honorable JAMES A. SEDDON,

Secretary of War.

CHAFFIN'S BLUFF, October 21, 1864.

Dispatch from General Early just received states that he lost twenty-three pieces of artillery on the 19th. His loss in killed and wounded in the early part of the day was not more than 100. His loss in prisoners not known. Enemy's loss believed to be severe. He has secured over 1,300 prisoners.

R. E. LEE.

Honorable JAMES A. SEDDON,

Secretary of War.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA, October 29, 1864.

General Early reports that the enemy attacked General Lomax's forces at Milford on the 25th instant with one brigade and two pieces of artillery and were repulsed. The next day they attacked with two brigades and six pieces of artillery and were again driven back. General Lomax reports our loss very slight. Colonel Mosby reports that since the advance of the enemy up the Manassas Gap Railroad he has killed, wounded, and captured over 300, his own loss being 4 wounded and 1 captured.

R. E. LEE.

Honorable JAMES A. SEDDON,

Secretary of War, Richmond.

PETERSBURG, November 13, 1864.

General Early reports that he moved down the Valley on the 10th to ascertain the position of the enemy, who was found intrenched between Newtown and Kernstown. Merritt's and Custer's divisions of cavalry