1862 October 31 Purcellville 8.30 P.M.

Hd. Qrs. Cav. Brigade
Purcellville, Oct 31, 8. 30 P.M.
To General R.B. Marcy-
     Chief of Staff—

   My scouts are just in
from the Mountain north of
Snickersville–they succeeded
in reaching the top & had
a view of the Shenandoah-
large camps were on this
side of the river on the Snicker
Gap road —  the signal
station has been taken
away from the mountain–
    They heard the rumble
of artillery in the Gap–
    From several sources
I hear there is about
6000 men in the Gap.

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all accounts agree that
cavalry infantry is necessary
to take possession of this
Gap–the road up the
mountain north of the Gap
will require work–

            I am, General very respect
              A. Pleasonton-
               Brig. Genl

MSS 495

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