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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 22. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.22 (search)
pped, and that the sounds of firing were quite lively on the Powhatan road, and that he had sent a squadron of the Third New York Cavalry to the stage road, and that Colonel Jacobs had been ordered to dislodge them. At 8:30 he knew we were after the cattle; at 9:15 he knew that the cattle guard and the First D. C. Cavalry were captured; at 11:30 he knew that we had the cattle, and that we were 14,000 strong. ZzzGeneral Hampton's Legion five thousand strong! A dispatch from Major W. A. Van Rensselaer, of the Eighth New York Infantry, to General Patrick, provost-marshal, says: I have just met a private of the First District of Columbia Cavalry, who was captured, and he says they had four killed and about 300 captured. They also got one herd of 2,600 cattle. One man reports he saw ten regiments of infantry and a battery of eight guns. The First District is terribly demoralized. One of their captains says he killed a brigadier-general. From what I can learn I think the rebels