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OFFICIAL RECORDS: Series 1, vol 51, Part 2 (Supplements)
Page 823 Chapter LXIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC. - CONFEDERATE.

ORANGE COURT-HOUSE, February 28, 1864.

General G. W. C. LEE,

President's Staff:

Colonel Mosby has just accomplished another one of his daring exploits near Dranesville. He attacked a body of the enemy, 180 strong, routing them completely; killed 15, a large number wounded, and 70 prisoners, with horses, arms, equipments, &c. His own loss, 1 killed, 4 slightly wounded. On the 20th he attacked with 60 men 250 of the enemy's cavalry near Upperville, who retreated before him, killing 6 (left on the field), including 1 captain. He captured 1 lieutenant and 7 privates. The road was strewn with abandoned hats, haversacks, &c. Wagons were impressed by the enemy to carry off wounded. HIs own loss, 2 wounded.

J. E. B. STUART,

Major-General.

[Indorsement.]

General LEE,

Aide-de-Camp:

Make complimentary acknowledgment to Colonel Mosby. Send copy of this dispatch to Adjutant-General.

J. D.

[33.]

ORANGE COURT-HOUSE, February 29, 1864.

SECRETARY OF WAR, Richmond, Va.:

Enemy's cavalry near Charlottesville. If two or three regiments or a brigade can be spared they had better be sent at once to Lynchburg.

R. E. LEE.

[Indorsement.]

General BRAXTON BRAGG, Richmond, Va.:

GENERAL: I send a telegram received from General Lee. you can best judge what force, if any be disposable, to send to Lynchburg. Perhaps a regiment or two may be available at Petersburg.

Very truly, your,

J. A. SEDDON,

Secretary of War.

[33.]

ORANGE COURT-HOUSE, February 29, 1864.

Major R. F. MASON:

If the enemy should advance in the direction of Charlottesville take command of all the mounted men detailed or furloughed at or near Charlottesville. At last advices enemy was at Madison Court-House.

J. E. B. STUART,

Major-General.

[33.]

ORANGE [February] 29, 1864.

(Received 6 p. m.)

Major MASON:

I am moving to your support. Save the artillery and wagons if possible; infantry coming to your assistance. Communicate with Rosser, who is moving to help you.

J. E. B. STUART,

Major-General.

[33.]


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