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squadron of the First Virginia cavalry (Hammond's) assisted in this destruction. A few picked men, including my aids, Burke, Farley and Mosley, were pushed forward rapidly to Tunstall's, to cut the wires, and secure the depot. Five companies oft made extraordinary speed in that direction. The railroad bridge over Black Creek was fired under the direction of Lieut. Burke, and it being now dark, the burning of the immense wagontrain, and the extricating of the teams, involved much labor ar — materials for which were afterward afforded by a large ware-house adjacent — I moved to that point at once. Lieut. Redmond Burke, who in every sphere has rendered most valuable service, and deserves the highest consideration at the hands of thtruct a bridge. A foot-bridge was soon improvised, and the horses were crossed over as rapidly as possible by swimming. Burke's work proceeded like magic; in three hours it was ready to bear artillery and cavalry, and as half of the latter had not