ered to move toward Hanover Court-House and feel the enemy, which we did at daybreak, and found the first picket about five miles from Hanover Court-House, which our advance drove in, as well as all their other pickets, to within three miles of Hanover Court-House, where they found the enemy were in such strong numbers that they halted, and returned to the regiment.
This was reported to Gen. Porter, who concluded to send a force up, and capture them if possible.
On the morning of the twenty-seventh, we moved toward Hanover Court — House, on the right, to attract the enemy's attention, while Gen. Porter moved his force upon the left and rear, the success of which you of course know.
The regiment was under fire here, and all the officers and men behaved most gallantly.
They followed up the retreat of the enemy, and captured eighty men and two commissioned officers, and also burned the bridge on the Pamunkey, to the rear of Hanover Court-House.
On the morning of the thirtieth,