's Ford, driving him away.
As soon as the brigade could be brought forward, I proceeded at once to Beverly's Ford, and, with Colonel Chambliss's Thirteenth regiment Virginia cavalry, drove their rear guard, consisting of about two squadrons, into the river, drowning a number of them, capturing fourteen prisoners, horses, &c. I cannot speak too highly of Colonel Chambliss and his command.
He had with him only about one good squadron.
Lieutenant Nash, adjutant of Thirteenth regiment, and Pat Freeman, the Colonel's orderly, were conspicuous for their gallantry.
The regiment charged through a creek, the water up to their saddle skirts.
Colonel Beale had crossed with the head of his regiment, but was recalled.
He captured one Lieutenant and ten privates and horses.
Major Beckham, with his artillery, rendered valuable aid, and he and his officers deserve much praise for the remarkable manner in which their guns were served.
In closing this, I take pleasure in making special mention