neral Stuart to hasten with our main column to the scene of action.
I rode at once to bring on the main column; but though I used the utmost speed to get back in time to take part in the charge, when I arrived at the scene of the sharp conflict the work had already been done.
The enemy's lines were broken and in full flight, leaving many of their dead and wounded, and a large number of prisoners, among whom were several officers, in our hands.
We had to lament the loss of the gallant Captain Latane, who, while boldly leading his men, fell pierced by five bullets.
In a few seconds the 1st Virginia Cavalry had arrived, and we instantly dashed forward in pursuit.
The enemy made one more attempt to rally, but their lines were broken by our furious attack; they fled in confusion, and we chased them in wild pursuit across an open field, through their camp, and far into the woods.
When we had returned to their camp the work of destruction began.
Every one tried to rescue for himsel