General Wilson's raid
results of htomac across the James River was effected, and Wilson, whom I had left behind for the purpose, was e of covering Richmond.
From St. Mary's Church Wilson guarded all the roads toward White Oak Swamp aontinued till he was driven off by the enemy.
Wilson's force consisted of about 5,500 men, General joined him for the expedition.
In moving out Wilson crossed the Weldon road near Ream's Station, fhe next day — the 28th.
In this expedition Wilson was closely followed from the start by Barringis own and Fitzhugh Lee's cavalry, got between Wilson and the Army of the Potomac, there being behin, while Kautz's division, unable to unite with Wilson after the two commands had become separated inte infantry, seems to have been anticipated by Wilson, for in the report of the expedition he states Humphreys, Major-General, Chief-of-Staff, and Wilson's note
HEADQUARTERS cavalry forces, Mount