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re in bed in their little buttoned tents. Zzzcaptured in night clothes. We ran them out and took them prisoners in their night clothes. It was the First District of Columbia Cavalry, and I think we took the most of them with their camp and splendid horses. I remember how forlorn they looked as we mustered them later in the day, many sitting on barebacked horses with nothing on but their shirts. General Rosser, it appears, had about as much as he could attend to. He encountered Colonel Spear's Eleventh Pennsylvania Cavalry, the same command that had made a name for itself as a fighting regiment. They made a good fight for their meat, but Rosser finally whipped them and they fell back, leaving their dead and wounded in the field, as well as their camp. General Dearing, on the right, made his attack according to programme, and was entirely successful. Zzzthe monster cattle drive. General Rosser without delay began to drive out the cattle, and General Hampton says: The