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MARCH 2, 1863.-Skirmish near Aldie, Va.*

Report of Captain John S. Mosby, Virginia Cavalry.


March 3, 1863.

GENERAL: Yesterday a Yankee cavalry force of about 400 men came up to Middleburg. As soon as I heard of it I hastily collected together 17 of my men and started in pursuit, having in the meantime ascertained that they had gone back. At Aldie I overtook their rear squadron, of 59 men, which I charged and routed, capturing 2 captains and 17 men, together with their arms; also 23 horses and accouterments. Two of my men were slightly wounded. I have sent all the prisoners but 2 on to Culpeper Court-House. A wounded captain was paroled.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,


[Major General J. E. B. STUART.]

MARCH 9, 1863.-Affair at Fairfax Court-House, Va.#

Report of Captain John S. Mosby, Virginia Cavalry.


March 11, 1863.

GENERAL: I have the honor to report that having accurately ascertained the number and disposition of the troops in Fairfax County, I determined to make the attempt to reach Fairfax Court House, where the general headquarters of that portion of the army were established. Sunday night, the 8th instant, being dark and rainy, was deemed propitious. I proceeded down the Little River pike to within about 3 miles of Chantilly;then, turning to the right, crossed the road leading from Centreville to Frying Pan, about half way between Centreville and the Little River pike; then proceeding on toward Fairfax Court-House, came upon the Warreton pike at a point about 4 miles distant from


*See also p. 41.

#See also p. 43.