pushed forward to within half a mile of the station at the crossing. The bridge is completed and cars are running to Culpeper Court-House, chiefly freight trains hauling forage and stores. There are 200 cavalry at Culpeper, and about three companies at the Rapidan Station. A scout of the Sixth Virginia Cavalry was captured. He reports the concentration of Ewell's corps immediately to the west of Manassas Gap; that supplies are sent them from Culpeper Court-House. Scouts have been sent out toward Blue Ridge in the direction of the gaps.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
H. M. LAZELLE,
Colonel 16th New York Cavalry, Commanding Cav. Brigadier
Lieutenant Colonel J. H. TAYLOR,
Assistant Adjutant-General and Chief of Staff.
HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF WASHINGTON,
July 27, 1864.
This dispatch was received about 2 o'clock this morning. It is neither full nor definite. I have directed the officer and captured scout to be sent in.
C. C. AUGUR,
CORRESPONDENCE, ORDERS, AND RETURNS RELATING SPECIALTY TO OPERATIONS IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA, WEST VIRGINIA, MARYLAND, AND PENNSYLVANIA, MAY 1 TO JUNE 30, 1864.*
UNION CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.
FAIRFAX COURT-HOUSE, May 1, 1864.
Lieutenant Colonel J. H. TAYLOR:
The cavalry, Colonel Lowell, have returned to Vienna, after visiting Leesburg, Upperville, Rectortown, &c.+ They bring 23 of Mosby's men prisoners, 3 blockade-runners, 20 to 25 horses, some wool and tobacco, and other contraband goods. Colonel Lowell lost 1 sergeant and 2 privates killed, 2 wounded, and 4 prisoners. Mosby lost 2 killed and 4 wounded (2 prisoners). The body buried at Upperville was brought to Vienna, where it is subject to order.
R. O. TYLER,
BUNKER HILL, VA., May 1, 1864-noon.
The following dispatch just received; I also forwarded it to General Crook:
BEVERLY, VA., April 30, 1864-6 p. m.
Just arrived. Went to Greenbrier bridge, Marling's Bottom; attacked rebel pickets there and captured 7; brought 6 in; left 1 badly wounded. There were three
*For Correspondence, &c., July 1-August 3, 1864, see Part II.
+See Lowell's report, Vol. XXXIII, p. 315.