War of the Rebellion: Serial 090 Page 0633 Chapter LV. MOSBY'S OPERATIONS.

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No. 4. Reports of General Robert E. Lee, C. S. Army, of operations August 13, October 4 and 14.

CHAFFIN'S BLUFF, August 16, 1864.

colonel Mosby reports that he attacked the enemy's supply train near Berryville on the 13th; captured and destroyed 75 loaded wagons and secured over 200 prisoners, including several officers, between 500 and 600 horses and mules, upward of 200 beef-cattle, and many valuable stores. Considerable number of the enemy killed and wounded. His loss 2 killed and 3 wounded.

R. E. LEE,

General.

Honorable J. A. SEDDON,

Secretary of War.

CHAFFIN'S BLUFF, October 9, 1864.

Colonel Mosby reports that a body of about a thousand of the enemy advanced up the Manassas road on the 4th [with] trains of cars loaded whit railroad material and occupied Salem and Rectortown. He attacked them at Salem, defeating them, capturing fifty prisoners, all their baggage, camp equipage, stores, &c., and killed and wounded a considerable number. His loss, two wounded. Enemy is entrenched at Rectortown whit two long trains of cars. The railroad is torn up and bridges burned in their rear and all communications cut.

R. E. LEE.

Honorable JAMES A. SEDDON,

Secretary of War.

CHAFFIN'S BLUFF, October 16, 1864.

On the 14th instant Colonel Mosby struck the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad at Duffield's; destroyed U. S. military train consisting of locomotive and ten cars, securing twenty prisoners and fife\teen horses. Among the prisoners are two paymasters with $168,000 in Government funds.

R. E. LEE.

Honorable JAMES A. SEDDON,

Secretary of War.

No. 5. Reports of Lieutenant Colonel John S. Mosby, Forty-third Virginia Cavalry Battalion.

HDQRS. 43RD VIRGINIA PARTISAN RANGER BATTALION, September 11, 1864.

COLONEL: I have the honor to submit, for the information of the commanding general, the following brief report of the operations of this command since the 1st day of March last:*

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*For portion of report here omitted, see Vol. XXXIII, P. 248, and Vol. XXXVII, Part I, p. 2.

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