Letter to Robert E. Lee [manuscript], 1862 October 12.


Stuart, Jeb, 1833-1864. Letter to Robert E. Lee [manuscript], 1862 October 12.

Letter to Robert E. Lee [manuscript], 1862 October 12.

Stuart reports to Lee after Antietam that he has eluded Stoneman and crossed the Potomac at White's Ford. He has captured Chambersburg taking 2000 horses and many villages and prisoners. He has cut McClellan's communications at Newmarket on the Baltimore and Ohio RR. The latter's headquarters were near Peterville and he is estimated to have received 2500 additional troops. Soneman has mixed cavalry and infantry at Poolesville.

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