CHAP. XLI.] ADVANCE TO THE RAPPAHANNOCK, Ar A. 003
NOVEMBER 7, 1863.—Capture of Union Pickets near Warrenton, Va.
Report of Col. Langhorne Wister, commanding Second Brigade,
Third Division, First Corps.
HDQRS. SECOND BRIG., THIRD DIV., FIRST ARMY CORPS,
November 8, 1863.
SIR: I have the honor to report that last night at 8 o'clock notice
came to me casually, through Lieutenant Griffin, One hundred and
forty-third Pennsylvania Volunteers, who was on picket near the
Warrenton Railroad, that 7 of his men had been taken prisoners,
paroled; and released. I immediately sent out to the line and had the
lieutenant and 2 men brought in to my headquarters in arrest, found
out the circumstances of the capture, and notified you of the fact.
The capture shows gross negligence on the part of both officers and
men, and the greatest cowardice on the part of the men. When the
capture was made, the men were sitting down apart from their arms,
without accouterments, making coffee.
Colonel 150th Regiment Pennsylvania Vols., Conidg.
Maj. E. C. BAIRD, Assistant Adjutant-General.
NOVEMBER 7-8, 1863.--Advance of the Union Forces to the Line of the
SUMMARY- OP THE PRINCIPAL EVENTS.
Nov. 7, 1863.—Engagement at Rappahannock Station.
Action at Kelly's Ford.
8, 1863.—Skirmish at Warrenton; or Sulphur. Springs.
Skirmish near Jeffersonton.
Skirmish at Rixeyville.
Skirmish at Muddy Run, near Culpeper Court-House.
Skirmish at Brandy Station.
Skirmish at Stevensburg.
No. 1.—Maj. Gen. William H. French, U. S. Ainiy, commanding Left Column,
of action at Kelly's Ford, with congratulatory orders.
No. 2.—Returns of Casualties in the Union forces.
No. 3.—Brig. Gen. William H. Morris, U. S. Army, commanding First Brigade,
Third Division, Third Army Corps, of action at Kelly's Ford and skir-
mish at Brandy Station.
No. 4.—Col. J. Warren Keifer, One hundred and tenth Ohio Infantry, command-
ing Second Brigade, of action at Kelly's Ford and skirmish at Brandy
No. 5.—Col. John W. Horn, Sixth Maryland Infantry, of action at Kelly's Ford
and skirmish at Brandy Station.
No. 6.—Col. Benjamin F. Smith, One hundred and twenty-sixth Ohio Infantry,
commanding Third Brigade, of action at Kelly's Ford and skirmish at
* See general reports, p. 7.