ay at Ashland, where he intercepted an ambulance train filled with wounded soldiers from Chancellorsville.
These were paroled.
Then the road and other railway property was destroyed there, when Davis pushed on to Hanover Court-House, on the Virginia Central railway, swept away the depot by fire, and tore up the track in that vicinity.
He then followed the line of the road to within seven miles of Richmond, when he inclined to the left and started for Williamsburg.
Near the site of the White House
See page 886, volume II. he met and skirmished with Confederate cavalry, and being repulsed, he inclined still more to the left, crossed the Pamunkey and Mattapony, and reached Gloucester Point without further interruption.
Gregg and Buford had, meanwhile, been raiding in the neighborhood of the South Anna, closely watched by Hampton and Fitzhugh Lee. They burnt — the bridges in their march.
Dashing upon Hanover Junction, they destroyed the railway property there, and damaged the roa
's expedition against, 3.391.
West Point, Va., occupation of by Gen. Franklin, 2.385; skirmish at, 2.385.
West Virginia, erection of the new State of, 1.492; troops ordered to, 1.493; military movements in, 1.493-1.497; military operations in under Averill, 3.112.
Wyer's Cave, Va., the author's visit to in 1866, 2.400.
Wheeler, Gen., attempts to recapture Fort Donelson, 3.116; destructive raid of on Rosecrans's communications, 3.150.
Wheeling, Union convention at, 1.489.
White House, Va., McClellan's Headquarters at, 2.386; destruction of, 2.425.
White Oak Swamp Bridge, battle at, 2.429.
White River, capture of Confederate posts on, 2.582.
White Sulphur Springs, cavalry fight near, 3.112.
Wigfall, Senator, treasonable speeches of in the Senate, 1.81, 84.; at Fort Sumter, 1.327.
Wilcox, Richard, a loyal spy at Pensacola, 1.367.
Wilderness, battle of the, 3.298-3.303; visit of the author to the battle-field of the, 3.811.
Wilkes, Captain, Charles,