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hat on the 9th Inst., in compliance with instructions from the Commanding General Army Northern Virginia. I proceeded on an expedition into Pennsylvania with a cavalry force of 1,800 and four pieces of horse artillery, under command of Brigadier- General Hampton and Cols. W. H. F. Lee and Jones. This force rendezvoused at Darkavills at 12 M., and marched thence to the vicinity of Hedgesville, where it comped for the night. At daylight next morning October. 10th I crossed the Potomac at McCoy'on three times. The remainder of the march was destitute of interest. The conduct of the command and their behavior toward, the inhabitants is worthy the highest praise; a few individual cases only were exceptions in this particular. Brig. Gen Hampton and Cols. Lee, Jones, Wickham, and Butler, and the officers and men under their command, are entitled to my lasting gratitude for their coolness in danger and cheerful obedience to orders. Unoffending persons were treated with civility, an
issance. Gen. Stuart at once dispatched to Gen Hampton to meet the enemy, and, if possible, to thwhis movement it is only necessary to say that Hampton met them at Warrenton and drove them back mosd was ordered to the left, near Union Mills. Hampton also joined the main body on the 20th, which out 8 A. M, the enemy opened with artillery. Hampton and Robertson were moved rapidly forward, andmoving parallel to the one which was engaging Hampton and Robertson, and were gradually retiring on Burke's Station. When near Fairfax Station, Hampton had a sharp fight with, and chase after, "Scot picketed, the cavalry proceeded to cross, Gen Hampton's brigade leading the way. The night being ry resumed their march Northward. Brig Gen. Hampton was sent by Darnestown to Rockville, and the ed by the 200 wagons and the captured mules. Hampton was still some distance behind, and Fitz Lee ly thereafter, Fitz Lee taking the lead, with Hampton bringing up the rear, and the wagon train in [3 more...]
y changing the guage of the road. Sheridan's raiding party. But little had been known of Sheridan's movements since Friday until yesterday, when information was received that he was at or near Louisa Court-House. It was reported that Gen. Hampton attacked him on Saturday in that locality, capturing several hundred prisoners and a battery of artillery. This news was communicated by the telegraph operator at the next nearest station, and, though not confirmed by official dispatches, wasured whilst on a foraging expedition, were brought to Richmond by the canal packet yesterday. The object of this raid of Sheridan's is manifestly to embarrass our transportation by cutting our lines of communication with the interior. If Gen Hampton shall succeed in defeating that purpose, and in routing Sheridan's gang, he will win for himself and his command imperishable renown. The fight at Petersburg. It appears that Gen. Kantz's retreat from Petersburg, after his repulse, ne
From Lynchburg. [Special Dispatch to the Richmond Dispatch.] Lynchburg, June 12. --The enemy struck the Orange and Alexandria railroad at Arrington Depot, twenty-four miles from this place, yesterday evening, and burned the buildings and two small trestle bridges. At seven o'clock this evening they were this side of Amherst C. H, advancing in this direction. Our forces are in line of battle. Their force is variously estimated. Another raiding party captured Lexingington yesterday morning. Last accounts place them five miles this side of that place. A telegram sent here yesterday morning by Dr. Morris announced the defeat of Sheridan by Gen. Hampton in the neighborhood of Louisa C. H. O. K.