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|Might have been Mosby for all I know. I can find that Stuart gave him permission to raise his band of rangers and operate in the Loudoun Valley area. As Loudoun County and Fairfax County are neighbors, I suppose you could say it could be a hop, skip, and a jump to go from the valley to within three miles of Fairfax Station.
What I love is the comments of how good a man Burnside must have been. This coming about two weeks after Fredericksburg, he even makes mention of the battle later in his letter. Obviously wasn't involved in the battle, and I doubt he'd have viewed it the way he did if he had been. Might not have felt the same about Burnside either.