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DUMFRIES RAID On 26 December 1862 , Maj . Gen . J . E . B . Stuart Led 1 , 800 C ...

DUMFRIES RAID On 26 December 1862 , Maj . Gen . J . E . B . Stuart Led 1 , 800 C ...

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Description: DUMFRIES RAID On 26 December 1862 , Maj . Gen . J . E . B . Stuart led 1 , 800 cavalry out of Fredericksburg on his third and last major raid . Stuart divided his column and on 27 December launched a two pronged attack on Dumfries , a major Union supply base . The garrison thwarted the Confederate cavalry commanded by Brig . Gen . Fitzhugh Lee and Brig . Gen . W . H . F . ( " Rooney " ) Lee , despite the efforts of Stuarts legendary horse artillery . Stuart continued the raid through Occoquan , Burkes Station , Fairfax Court House , Warrenton , and Culpeper before returning to Fredericksburg on 1 January 1863 . During the raid , Stuart seized some 200 prisoners , as many horses and mules , and 20 wagonloads of equipment . Department of Historic Resources , 1993 .

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