o acquaint the Commanding-General with the nature of the enemy's movements, as well as to place with his column my cavalry force.
The head of the column, following a ridge road, reached Westminister about 5 P. M. At this place our advance was obstinately disputed for a short time by a squadron of the First Delaware cavalry, but what were not killed were either captured or saved themselves by precipitate flight.
In this brief engagement two officers of the Fourth Virginia cavalry, Lieutenants Pierre Gibson and Murray, were killed — gallant and meritorious, they were noble sacrifices to the cause.
Omit if published.--R. E. L.[The ladies of the place begged to be allowed to superintend their interment, and in accordance with their wishes the bodies of these young heroes were left in their charge.] The fugitives were pursued a long distance on the Baltimore road, and I afterwards heard created a great panic in that city, impressing the authorities with the belief that we were just at
rginia, E. V. White.
No. 8. Sam. Garland, Lynchburg, Virginia, Kirk Otey.
No. 9. George E. Pickett, Richmond Virginia, R. N. Northen.
No. 10. R. E. Lee, No. 3, Hampton, Virginia, A. S. Segar.
Urquhart-Gillette, Courtland, Virginia, L. R. Edwards, Franklin, Virginia.
No. 12. John R. Cooke, West Point, Virginia, H. M. Miller. No. 13.
William Watts, Roanoke, Virginia, S. S. Brooke.
John Bowie Strange, Charlottesville, Virginia, J. M. Garnett.
Pierre Gibson, No. 15, Culpeper, Virginia, D. A. Grimsley.
Callcote-Wrenn, Isle of Wight Courthouse, Virginia, N. F. Young.
Ewell, Prince William county, Virginia, H. F. Lynn, Catharpin, Virginia.
No. 18. J. E. B. Stuart, Reams' Station, Virginia, M. A. Moncure.
Thornton-Pickett, Farmville, Virginia, S. W. Paulett.
Stover, Strasburg, Virginia, Mason Bly, Lebanon, Virginia.
No. 21. J. A. Early, Rocky Mount, Virginia, G. W. Helms.