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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 17. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Itinerary of the Fourth Virginia cavalry. March 27th-April 9th, 1865. (search)
Tuesday, April 4th. Met with General Lee's army at Amelia Courthouse; hurried to the front; attacked the enemy while burning wagon train; drove him beyond Amelia Springs; killed, wounded and captured many of the enemy; came back and encamped at Amelia Springs. Wednesday, April 5th. We left Amelia Springs; in line of battle near High Bridge all night; fell back just before sunrise. Thursday, April 6th. Killed General Reid and captured his brigade near High Bridge; lost Boston and Dearing. Laid in breastworks not far from High Bridge all night. Friday, April 7th. Left High Bridge, fighting every step, falling back, closely pressed by the enemy, until we got three or four miles above Farmville; went forward and attacked enemy, burning wagon train; took General Gregg prisoner late in afternoon; went into camp at——cross-roads, seven or eight miles above Farmville. Saturday April 8th. Enemy closely pressed us until we got to new store in Buckingham county; we then marche