General Robertson, near Harrisonburgh — Whiting's division, then near Staunton, and Ewell's and Jackson's near Weyer's Cave, Augusta County, Virginia--moved toward Richmond.
Lawton's brigade, subsequently of Jackson's division, being part at Staunton and part near Weyer's Cave, moved with the troops nearest their positions.
Subsequently Colonel Munford, with his cavalry, marched in the same direction.
On the twenty-fifth of June, we reached the vicinity of Ashland, on the Richmond, Fredericksburgh, and Potomac Railroad, about twelve miles from Richmond.
The division of Brigadier-General Whiting embraced the Texas brigade, General Hood; the Third brigade, Colonel Law commanding, with the batteries of Rielly and Balthis.
The division of Major-General Ewell, the Fourth brigade, General Elzey; the Seventh brigade, General Trimble; and the Eighth brigade, Colonel L. G. Seymour; and the Maryland line, Colonel Bradley T. Johnson, with the batteries of Brockenbrough, Carrington, and
he Second Virginia cavalry.
The extent of damage to the camp is not precisely known, but believed to be slight — only a few tents.
Most respectfully, your obedient servant, J. E. B. Stuart, Major-General, commanding.
Camp discipline, Hanover County, Virginia, July 31, 1862.
General: In obedience to your written order, I report, in writing, the late demonstration and attack of the enemy at Verdon and vicinity:
Agreeably to your instructions, I left Atlee's Station, on Sunday, the tport of the part taken by this battalion in the recent operations near Richmond:
On the morning of Friday, the twenty-seventh of June, the battalion was encamped, along with the rest of the brigade, at a point on the Meadow Bridge road, in Hanover County, about twelve miles from Richmond.
About sunrise we were aroused by the sound of cannon in the direction of Cold Harbor, and immediately marched toward it. After numerous and long halts, we reached the vicinity of the battle-field, about fiv