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- n. an offensive operation designed to discover or test the enemy's strength (or to obtain other information)
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The twenty-ninth passed without execution of "Longstreet's scheme," but on May 30, D. H. Hill made a reconnaissance in force on the Williamsburg Road and found the enemy advanced to the west of Seven Pines.
On the morning of October 13 he received orders to make a reconnaissance in force toward Catlett's Station, the scene of one of his great adventures the preceding summer.