Command. Wounded. Wounded. Horses. Horses. Horses. Prisoners Prisoners Prisoners Prisoners
captured. captured. captured.
Killed. Mortally. Slightly. Missing. Left Taken Total Killed Wounded. Lost. Officer. Non-com. Privates. Aggregate.
in prisoners. loss. . officer.
1st . . 2 2 1 1 6 2 4 4 . .. .. .
2nd . 2 4 1 . 1 8 2 4 2 . . . .
2nd . . . . . . . . . 1 . . . .
Total. . 2 6 3 1 2 14 4 8 7 5 10 135 150
[Indorsement Numbers 1.]
HDQRS. CAV. DIV., ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA,
February 28, 1863.
This reconnaissance was ordered by telegraph on the evening of the 23rd instant. With that brief notice, General Lee started early next morning from Culpeper. The commanding general is aware of the extraordinary obstacles and difficulties in the way of success-a swollen river, snow, mud, rain, and impracticable roads, together with distance.
The brief report shows how skillfully it was executed and how successfully it was terminated.
Special attention is called to the commendation of the officers and men mentioned, to which I desire to add my high appreciation of the ability and gallantry displayed by Brigadier-General Lee in his prompt performance of the important duty assigned him.
J. E. B. STUART,
[Indorsement Mo. 2.]
HEADQUARTERS, March 1, 1863.
Respectfully forwarded for the information of the Department.
The commendation bestowed upon officers and men is heartily concurred in.
R. E. LEE,
MARCH 5, 1863.
Respectfully referred to the Secretary of War for his information.
The paper referred to in last paragraph not received at this office.
Adjutant and Inspector General.