t Hungary Station, from there to the Brooke pike, and finding from a citizen that Kilpatrick was in retreat down the Peninsula, he determined to cross through King William county and King and Queen county, and try and reach Butler's lines at Gloucester Point.
We crossed the Pamunkey at Hanovertown Ferry.
The Mattaponi at Dabney's (Walkerton) Ferry, having at this place a little skirmish with bushwhackers.
I would here state that coming round the city part of our column got separated from the al Fitz. Lee:
General,—Early on the morning of the 2d I received information from my scouts that the portion of the column which attacked Richmond on the 1st March was attempting to escape through King William and King & Queen counties to Gloucester Point.
I immediately sent a dispatch to Captain Magruder (Forty-second battalion) to join me, and started in pursuit with the remainder of my company (about twenty-five men), having sent the rest to scout and picket the numerous roads and ferries