General Hampton's report of the battle of Trevylian's depot and subsequent operations.
[Not only our gallant cavalrymen who rode with Hampton
, but all interested in the truth, will thank us for printing the following report, which was not published by the Confederate
authorities and is not in the Archive Bureau
stated that he drove Hampton
from the field and pursued him until he “took refuge behind strong fortifications and heavy infantry supports at Gordonsville
” (twelve miles distant from Trevylian's). We knew at the time that there were no fortifications and no infantry
, and that instead of Sheridan
's driving Hampton
in that direction he was himself driven in just the opposite direction.
But the report of the chivalric Hampton
settles all of those questions.]