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Lieutenant Pollard is First Lieutenant of Company H, Ninth Virginia cavalry, Chambliss' brigade, Lee's division, cavalry corps.

J. E. B. Stuart, Major-General.

headquarters, 11th March, 1864.
Respectfully forwarded for information of the Department. Heartily concurring in the commendations of General Stuart.

R. E. Lee, General.
Respectfully submitted to the Secretary of War.

Samuel W. Melton, Major and Acting Adjutant-General. Acting Adjutant-General's Office, March 17th, 1864.

A gallant exploit, and one which exhibits what a few resolute men can do to punish the enemy on their marauding raids.

J. A. S. 21st March, 1864.

Report of Captain E. C. Fox.

Richmond, March 9th, 1864.
Major-General Fitz. Lee:
General,—According to instructions, I have the honor to report the facts concerning the little fight we had with the raiding party of the enemy around Richmond on the 5th day of March.

I was informed by Lieutenant Pollard, of the Ninth Virginia Cavalry, that the enemy were advancing through King William county. I immediately ordered my men to report for duty, and succeeded in assembling twenty-eight at King & Queen Courthouse.

Lieutenant Pollard came up in their rear and engaged their rearguard near Bruington Church, skirmishing for several miles. They halted and fed near Mantipike.

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