35.-Colonel Spear's expedition.
in the field, White House, Virginia, Sunday Night, June 28, 1863.
This (Sunday) morning Colonel Spear returned to White House after a most brilliant, dashing, and successful cavalry exploit.
On Thursday last, the twenty-fifth instant, Colonel Spear, commanding the Eleventh Pennsylvania cavalry, accompanied by a detachment of two companies of the Second Massachusetts, and two companies of the Twelfth Illinois, left White House, on the Pamunkey River — the whole comprising a force one thousand strong.
The undertaking had for its object spoliation, destruction of property, and the discomfiture of all rebels whom they might meet in the direction of richmond, added to the obtaining of all the information of the number of the forces at present in and around the so-called confederate capital.
At about ten o'clock Thursday A. M., the twenty-fifth, the expedition took up its line of march in the direction of Tunstall Station, a squad of the