War of the Rebellion: Serial 031 Page 0003 Chapter XXXIII. ACTION AT WARRENTON, OR SULPHUR SPRINGS, VA.

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January 3, 1863.-Department of the East re-established.

Skirmish at Moorefield, W. Va.

4, 1863.-Major General John F. Reynolds, U. S. Army, resumes command of the First Army Corps.

5, 1863.-Skirmish at Cub Run, Va.

Skirmish near Moorefield, W. Va.

8-10, 1863.-Reconnaissance to Catlett's and Rappahannock Stations, Va., including skirmishes at Brentsville, Elk Run, etc.

9, 1863.-Skirmish at Fairfax Court-House, Va.

10, 1863.-Major General Franz Sigel, U. S. Army, assumes command of the Reserve Grand Division, Army of the Potomac.

12, 1863.-Major General John E. Wool, U. S. Army, assumes command of the Department of the East.

16, 1863.-Major General John Sedgwick, U. S. Army, supersedes Brigadier

General Orlando B. Willcox in command of the Ninth Army Corps.

17, 1863.-Skirmish near Newtown, W. Va.

19, 1863.-Major General Carl Schurz, U. S. Army, assigned to command of the Eleventh Army Corps.

20-24, 1863.-The "Mud March."

22, 1863.-Skirmish in Pocahontas County, W. Va.

24-26, 1863.-Scouts in Fauquier County, Va.

25, 1863.-Major General Joseph Hooker, U. S. Army, ordered to relieve Major General Burnside in command of the Army of the Potomac, and Major-Generals Sumner and Franklin from duty in that army.

NOVEMBER 15, 1862.-Action at Warrenton, or Sulphur Springs, Va.


No. 1.-Brigadier General Orlando B. Willcox, commanding Ninth Army Corps.

No. 2.-Brigadier General Edward Ferrero, commanding Second Brigade, Second Division, Ninth Army Corps.

No. 3.-Captain George W. Durell, Battery D, Pennsylvania Light


No. 1. Report of Brigadier General Orlando B. Willcox, commanding Ninth Army Corps.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS, Toward Fayetteville, one mile beyond Warrenton Springs, November 15, 1862-3.30 p.m.

GENERAL: I have the honor to report that my lines extend from Fayetteville to Warrenton Springs.

The enemy opened upon General Sturgis' train, as he was leaving the Springs, with two 20-pounder rifled and one gun of lighter caliber,

supported by a regiment of cavalry and two of infantry. General Sturgis protected his train his batteries, but they were light compared with those of the enemy. A brisk cannonading ensued.

On General Getty's coming up with his division, the enemy were seen moving their cavalry and skirmishers up the river toward the ford above Sulphur Springs. The general threw out Hawkins' brigade to cover our right, and opened upon the enemy with Benjamin's battery. The