broken through at Sycamore Church, and had captured 2,500 head of cattle with but little loss, etc. Humphries ordered General Davies to strike the returning enemy at once.
Zzzhampton reported fourteen thousand strong.
The next is a dispatch at orts the enemy retired as soon as he got the cattle, and that he was in pursuit on the Prince George Courthouse road, and Davies on the Jerusalem road, but that Hampton's force was so far superior to their's and he had so much the start of him that huing Hampton.
Now let's see who they sent after us. First, General Humphries, General Meade's chief of staff, sent General Davies with all his cavalry; then came a brigade of infantry and a battery of artillery to the Jerusalem road.
Next came Gee pursuit.
Zzzthe petty fight the Federals made.
And all that any of them did was to make the little fight that General Davies reports at 10:30 P. M. of the 16th.
He reports from Proctor's, on the Jerusalem plank road, that he marched there at