War of the Rebellion: Serial 031 Page 0011 Chapter XXXIII. RAID ON POOLESVILLE, MD

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except one feed of hay for horses, over the most rugged and mountainous part of Western Virginia. Remained in Summerville until 29th. Left for Camp Piatt, and arrived in camp on the 30th at noon. My men suffered severely from frost. I left 2 men in the hospital at Summerville, whose boots we cut from their feet. Others were more or less frozen. My horses were very much cut down.

I cannot close this report without deservedly complimenting the officers and men; but, where all behaved so gallantly, it is impossible to particularize. But all honor is due Major Powell, who led the charge, and Company G, Captain McMahan, who led the column.

I have the honor to be, your obedient servant,

J. C. PAXTON,

Colonel, Commanding Second West Virginia Volunteer Cavalry.

Captain R. P. KENNEDY,

Asst. Adjt. General, First Div., Dept.of the Kanawha.

NOVEMBER 25, 1862.-Raid on Poolesville, Md.

LIST OF REPORTS.

No. 1.-Major General J. E. B. Stuart, C. S. Army, commanding Cavalry Division.

No. 2.-Brigadier General William E. Jones, C. S. Army, commanding Cavalry Brigade.

No. 3.-Major E. V. White, Thirty-fifth Virginia Cavalry Battalion.

No. 1. Report of Major General J. E. B. Stuart, C. S. Army, commanding Cavalry Division.

HDQRS. CAV. DIV., ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA, March 3, 1863.

GENERAL: I have the honor to forward reports of scouts and skirmishes which took place in November last in the valley. These reports were very long reaching me, and then got accidentally mislaid until now.

I concur in the commendations bestowed by Brigadier-General [W. E.] Jones upon Major [E. V.] White, Major [Thomas B.] Massie, and Lieutenant [E. C.] Randolph, Twelfth Virginia Cavalry. The last-named officer, now that a vacancy has occurred, is a meritorious case for promotion, for valor and skill, as major Twelfth Virginia Cavalry, vice Massie, promoted lieutenant-colonel, vice [R. H.] Burks, resigned.

Most respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. E. B. STUART,

Major-General, Commanding.

Brigadier General R. H. CHILTON,

Acting Adjutant and Inspector General.

No. 2. Report of Brigadier General William E. Jones, C. S. Army, commanding brigade.

HEADQUARTERS JONES' BRIGADE, Bartonsville, Va., December 7, 1862.

Bartonsville, Va., December 7, 1862.

GENERAL: Please find inclosed the report of Major E. V. White relative to an expedition into Maryland by one of his companies. The daring