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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 22. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.22 (search)
The first I find in the Official Records of the War of the Rebellion is a dispatch from Colonel George H. Sharp to General Humphries, chief of staff to General Meade, simply stating that he had information from a prisoner from the Seventh Virginiaed that Hampton had 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 nere to get away from that river. Zzzthe forces Pursuing 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 baery to the Jerusalem road. Next came General Kautz, with his cavalry, to the Prince George Courthouse road. Next, General Humphries ordered Colonel Smith, of the Second Division, Second Corps, to send a strong brigade to the Prince George Courthou