Gen. Rosecrans: “The rebels are reported to have burned the Pocahontas Bridge completely and left some horses on this side.”

Sept 29 1862.  I received the following report from Gen. Rosecrans,

I have not reported to the major-general commanding the details of the Pocahontas capture, because full reports are not in yet. All but about 400 of our men have come in; some 75 or 80 horses and about as many carbines. The rebels are reported to have burned the Pocahontas Bridge completely and left some horses on this side. Eight companies of Third Michigan Cavalry are out there now, and we shall have reports in soon. Stanley will be in Rienzi to-day. Our scouts surprised and routed a party of shot-gun cavalry 5 miles from Ruckersville yesterday.

Nothing but general report of Price moving west or south.

W. S. ROSECRANS,

Major-General.

 

The Papers of Ulysses S Grant, Vol 6, p 95

O.R., I, xvii, part 2, p 242

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