command of Lieutenant-Colonel Davis, of the same regiment.
At ten A. M., on the seventh, I found safety and rest under our brave old flag, within our lines at Gloucester Point.
The raid and march about the entire rebel army, a march of nearly two hundred miles, has been made in less than five days, with a loss of one officer and thirty-seven men, having captured and paroled upward of eight hundred men.
I take great pleasure in bringing to your notice the officers of my staff, Captain P. Owen Jones, Captain Armstrong, and Captain McIrvin, Doctor Hackley and Lieutenant Estis, especially the latter, who volunteered to carry a despatch to Major-General Hooker.
He failed in the attempt, but with his escort of ten men he captured and paroled one major, two captains, a lieutenant, and fifteen men. He was afterward himself captured, with his escort, and was afterward recaptured by our own forces.
He arrived this morning.
I cannot praise too highly the bravery, fortitude, and untiri