more to the left, crossed the Pamunkey and Mattapony, and reached Gloucester Point without further interruption.
Gregg and Buford had, meanwhile, been raiding in the neighborhood of the South Anna, closely watched by Hampton and Fitzhugh Lee. They burnt — the bridges in their march.
Dashing upon Hanover Junction, they destroyed the railway property there, and damaged the road.
Finally the whole of Stoneman's command, excepting the forces under Kilpatrick and Davis, was concentrated at Yanceyville, when it marched northward, crossed the Rapid Anna at the Raccoon Ford, and on Friday, the 8th of May, recrossed the Rappahannock at Kelly's Ford.
Much property had been destroyed during the raid, but the chief object of the expedition, namely, the effectual destruction of Lee's communications with Richmond, was not accomplished, and the week's work of the cavalry, as bearing upon the progress of the war, was of very little consequence.
In his report on the Battle of Chancellorsville,