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Moving out from newly captured Culpeper, Virginia, Union cavalry units probe Confederate positions

Union forces probe Confederate defenses near Raccoon Ford, Virginia, September 14, 1863, artist's impression, detail
09/14/1863 to 09/15/1863
Following the occupation of Confederate General J.E. B. Stuart's headquarters at Culpeper, Virginia after a sharp skirmish, Union cavalry commander General Pleasonton called for further probes of Confederate positions around the Rapidan River.  Reconnaisance in strength over the next days proved that further advances were impractical and the main body held at Culpeper.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Gregory J. W. Urwin, Custer Victorious: The Civil War Battles of General George Armstrong Custer (Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press, 1990), 96-98. 
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