al J. E. B. Stuart's report of his cavalry expedition into Pennsylvania in October, 1862.
[The following report, which we print from an original Ms. in General Stuart's own handwriting, does not appear in the Army of Northern Virginia reports, published by the Confederate Congress, and has, we believe, never been in print.
Like everything from the great cavalry chieftain, it will attract attention and be read with interest.]
headquarters cavalry division, October 14th, 1862. Colonel R. H. Chilton, A. A. General Army of Northern Virginia:
Colonel — I have the honor to report that on the 9th instant, in compliance with instructions from the Commanding General Army of Northern Virginia, I proceeded on an expedition into Pennsylvania with a cavalry force of 1,800 and four pieces of horse artillery, under command of Brigadier-General Hampton and Colonels W. H. F. Lee and Jones.
This force rendezvoused at Darksville at 12 M., and marched thence to the vicinity of Hedgesville, w