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Re: Confederate Cavalry at Battle of Raymond (redux)

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  • William H Keene
    Thanks Tony. Had overlooked what Wirt Adams did that day. ... was ... midnight ... but ... Raymond
    Message 1 of 5 , Apr 25 12:44 PM
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      Thanks Tony. Had overlooked what Wirt Adams did that day.

      --- In civilwarwest@yahoogroups.com, "Tony Gunter" <tony_gunter@...>
      wrote:
      >
      > --- In civilwarwest@yahoogroups.com, "William H Keene" <wh_keene@>
      > wrote:
      > >
      > > I think you are assuming too many men for the detachement of Wirt
      > > Adams brigade that was with Gregg. My understanding is that it
      was
      > > <100. Otherwise, I think you have a good point.
      >
      > That was the squadron that originally reported to Gregg after
      midnight
      > on the morning of May 12th. The remainder of Wirt Adams' cavalry
      > skirmished with Sherman's men at Fourteen Mile Creek near Dillon's,
      but
      > was ordered to move to Raymond.
      >
      > "After checking a column of the enemy yesterday [May 12], for
      > four miles at Dillon's, I marched by General Gregg's order to
      Raymond
      > and fell in his rear. In withdrawing, marched from Mississippi
      > Springs this morning at 3 a.m. ..."
      >
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