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t the enemy would attempt to destroy the town during the night, which I at once reported to the commanding officer, and received orders to anchor near the ship-yard, where I could command the approaches to the town. About eleven A. M., on the seventh, I heard that about four thousand of the troops recently stationed at Gloucester Point (who had retreated up the north side of the York River, with the view of crossing at this place, and were prevented by our presence) were crossing the Mattapony River at Frazier's Ferry, thirty miles above here. I immediately asked and obtained permission to go after them, and by three P. M. had carried the old flag thirty-six miles above West-Point, till our progress was checked by our draught of water. I learned that four thousand of the rebels had passed the previous night, on their way to Dunkirk Bridge. I found white flags hoisted on both shores of the river, and the people generally apparently pleased to see the Union flag once more among
epaired. John Pope, Major-General Commanding. Lieutenant-Colonel Kilpatrick's report. To General King: General: I have the honor to report that in obedience to your orders, I left Fredericksburgh at four o'clock P. M., the twenty-second instant, with detachments of the Harris Light cavalry, (one hundred and sixty,) Third Indiana cavalry, (one hundred and thirty,) and Fourteenth Brooklyn New-York State militia, (one hundred,) in all three hundred and ninety men — crossed the Mattapony River at eight P. M., and bivouacked four miles the other side, leaving the Brooklyn Fourteenth to guard the ford and roads leading from Bowling Green and New-Market. At two o'clock A. M. of the twenty-third I commenced a rapid march for the rebel camp, supposed to be at Carmel Church. At daybreak I saw the church but no camp, the rebels having crossed the North Anna River a few days before. A woman having informed me that a scouting party came along at seven A. M. daily to the church, I