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2 Series I Volume XXI- Serial 31 - Fredericksburg


November 28.30, 1862.-Reconnaissance from Chantilly to Snicker's Ferry and Berryville, Va., and skirmishes.

December 1, 1862.-Reconnaissance to Grove Church, near Hartwood, Va.

Skirmish at Romney, W. Va.

1-4, 1862.-Expedition to Westmoreland County, Va.

1-10, 1862.-Expedition toward Logan Court-House, W. Va.

2, 1862.-Skirmish at Leeds' Ferry, Rappahannock River, Va.

Capture of Union pickets near Dumfries, Va.

2-6, 1862.-Reconnaissance from Bolivar Heights to Winchester, Va., and skirmishes at Charlestown, Berryville,etc.

3, 1862.-Skirmish at Moorefield, W. Va.

4, 1862.-Engagement on the Rappahannock River, Va.

9, 1862.-Brigadier General Julius Stahel, U. S. Army, temporarily in command of Eleventh Army Corps.

10, 1862.-Major General Samuel Jones, C. S. Army, assumes command of the Western Department of Virginia.

11, 1862.-Skirmish at Darkesville, W. Va.

11-15, 1862.-Battle of Fredericksburg, Va.

12, 1862.-Reconnaissance from North Mountain to Bunker Hill, W. Va.

Skirmish between Harper's Ferry and Leesburg, Va.

Skirmish at Dumfries, Va.

12-20, 1862.-White's operations in Loudoun County, Va., and raid [December 14] on Poolesville, Md.

13, 1862.-Skirmish at Leesburg, Va.

14, 1862.-Skirmish at Waterford, Va.

16, 1862.-Skirmish at Wardensville, W. Va.

19, 1862.-Skirmish on the Occoquan, Va.

20, 1862.-Skirmish near Occoquan, Va.

Skirmish near Halltown, W. Va.

20-22, 1862.-Skirmishes at Kelly's Ford, Va.

21, 1862.-Skirmish at Strasburg, Va.

21-22, 1862.-Reconnaissance from Potomac Creek Bridge toward Warrenton, Va.

21-23, 1862.-Reconnaissance from Stafford Court-House to

Kellysville, Va.

Scout to Catlett's Station and Brentsville, Va.

22, 1862.-Major General Robert C. Schenck, U. S. Army, supersedes

Major General John E. Wool in command of the Middle Military Department.

Skirmish at Wardensville, W. Va.

25, 1862.-Major General George G. Meade, U. S. Army, assumes command of the Fifth Army Corps.

Reconnaissance from Martinsburg to Charlestown,

W. Va.

Skirmish near Warrenton, Va.

26, 1862.-Major General John Sedgwick, U. S. Army, supersedes Major General Darius N. Couch in command of the Second Army Corps.

27-29, 1862.-Raid on Dumfries and Fairfax Station, Va., including action at Dumfries, and skirmishes at

and near Occoquan, at Fairfax Court-House, Chantily, Frying Pan, etc.

30-31, 1862.-Expedition from Falmouth to Warrenton, Va.

Expedition from Potomac Creek to Richards' and

Ellis' Fords, Va.

January 2, 1863.-Brigadier General James S. Wadsworth, U. S. Army, temporarily in command of the First Army Corps.

2-5, 1863.-Expedition to Moorefield and Petersburg, W. Va.