We found on the twenty-third instant, the enemy were very strong at Hanover Court-House, and instantly sent word to Gen. Porter.
Upon which information Gen. Porter ordered us to destroy all the ferries and bridges along the Pamunkey, which the sGen. Porter ordered us to destroy all the ferries and bridges along the Pamunkey, which the squadrons that were picketed along the ferries instantly did.
On the evening of the twenty-fourth, the squadron that were on picket were ordered to move toward Hanover Court-House and feel the enemy, which we did at daybreak, and found the first pthey found the enemy were in such strong numbers that they halted, and returned to the regiment.
This was reported to Gen. Porter, who concluded to send a force up, and capture them if possible.
On the morning of the twenty-seventh, we moved toward Hanover Court — House, on the right, to attract the enemy's attention, while Gen. Porter moved his force upon the left and rear, the success of which you of course know.
The regiment was under fire here, and all the officers and men behaved m