678 THE PENINSULAR CAMPAIGN, VA. PUP. XXIII.
and captured one. We pursued another small body across the bridge
on the Pamunkey, which fired upon its across the river, but without
hitting any one. Lieutenant-Colonel Duryea, while we were wholly
ignorant of the strength of the enemy on account of the concealment of
the trees, led his command across the bridge without firing a gun, but
the mounted pickets had gotten out of range on the other side, and it
was impossible for the Lancers, without taking more time and exertion
than was justifiable, to catch them. They pursued about a mile. The
bridge we completely tore down and threw into the stream. Your note
reached me at this point, and 'I returned, as did also Colonel Grier. I
shall destroy three bridges on the Totopotomoy Creek. I think there
is no enemy nearer than the vicinity of Hanover, which secessionists
admitted was occupied by their troops. I shall endeavor to move off
as soon as the order comes, but I hope it will not be necessary before
daylight to-morrow. I have a very bad headache, which makes writ-
ing difficult for me.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
G. K. WARREN,
General FITZ JOIIN PORTER, Commanding Fifth Army Corps.
Respectfully forwarded for the information of the commanding gen-
eral. There is another road leading from Old Church to Hanover
Court-House ; at least so says the map.
MAY 27-29, 1862.—Operations about Hanover Court-House, Va., including
engagements at Slash Church and Kinney's Farm, May 27.
No. 1.—Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan, U. S. Army, commanding Army of the Poto-
mac, of engagement May 27.
No. 2.—Brig. Gen. Fitz John Porter, U. S. Army, commanding Fifth Army Corps.
No. 3.—Return of Casualties in the Union forces engaged at Hanover Court-House,
Va., May 27.
No. 4.—Brig. Gen. William H. Emory, U. S. Army, commanding First Brigade Cav-
alry Reserve, of operations May 27-28.
No. 5.—Capt. Charles J. Whiting, Fifth U. S. Cavalry.
No. 6.—Capt. James E. Harrison, Fifth U. S. Cavalry, of operations May 28.
No. 7.—Capt. William P. Chambliss, Fifth U. S. Cavalry, of operations May 29.
No. 8.—Capt. William B. Royall, Fifth U. S. Cavalry, of operations May 27.
No. 9.—Lieut. Abraham K. Arnold, Fifth U. S. Cavalry, of operations May 27-28.
No. 10.—Maj. Lawrence Williams, Sixth U. S. Cavalry, of operations May 27-28.
No. 11.—Capt. Henry Benson, Second U. S. Artillery.
No. 12.—Capt. Charles Griffin, Fifth U. S. Artillery, of engagement May 27,
No. 13.—Capt. Augustus P. Martin, Battery C, Massachusetts Light Artillery, of en-
gagement May 27.
No. 14.—Capt. George D. Allen, Battery E, Massachusetts Ligbt Artillery, of operations
No. 15.—Brig. Gen. George W. Morell, U. S. Army, commanding division.
No. 16.—Col. Hiram Berdan, First U. S. Sharpshooters, of engagement May 27.
F. J. PORTER,