War of the Rebellion: Serial 090 Page 0038 OPERATIONS IN N. VA., W. VA., MD., AND PA. Chapter LV.

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Report of property lost buy capture by the Middle Military Division during the campaign commencing August 10, 1864, and ending November 16, 1864.

Pieces artillery ................... 24

Caissons ........................... 19

Forges.............................. 16

Battery wagons...................... 3

Artillery ammunition ......rounds... 460

Army wagons ........................ 86

Ambulances.......................... 48

Medical wagons ..................... 2

Harness ....................sets.... 726

Horse equipments ............do..... 525

Small-arms..........................1,849

Small-arms ammunition ..rounds......1,200

Horses ............................. 359

Mules .............................. 564

Most of the articles under the heading "lost by capture" were recaptured subsequently. The twenty-four pieces of artillery were all recaptured.

P. H. SHERIDAN,

Major-General, U. S. Army, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS MIDDLE MILITARY DIVISION,

Near Kernstown, Va., November 23, 1864.

WINCHESTER, December 21, 1864 - 1.30 p. m

I heard from General Custer at Harrisonburg. He is in fine spirits, and says he will, he hopes, spend his Christmas in Lynchburg. I heard from General Torbert last night; he was then near Sperryville. The weather is so very bad-rain, show, and sleet - that I feel a great deal of anxiety about the horses. There are about 8,000 men on this raid; no artillery or wagons.

P. H. SHERIDAN,

Major-General.

Lieutenant-General GRANT.

WINCHESTER, December 22, 1864 - 8.30 p. m.

(Received 23d.)

General Custer reports that at or near Harrisonburg he encountered Rosser's division of cavalry, supported by Rodes' division of infantry, the cavalry and infantry having marched from Waynesborough to meet him, and after a sharp fight before daylight he was obliged to come back. He captured 2 battle-flags and 33 prisoners . He had not yet reported to me the particulars. The fight was between Chapman's brigade, of Custer's division, and Payne's brigade, of Rosser's cavalry. Payne charged Chapman's camp, but C[hapman] was ready for him. General Custer reports that Rosser's division and Rodes' division came from Waynesborough. I have not heard from Torbert, but sent this evening to apprise him of the condition of affairs with Custer. If Custer's information is correct, it will for a while help Torbert. The weather here is intensely cold, and the ground covered with snow. I am very anxious about Torbert, but think he will be able to take care of himself. Custer's men and animals suffered much.

P. H. SHERIDAN,

Major-General.

Lieutenant-General GRANT.