862 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. [CHAp. XLVIII.
of June, when the Cavalry Corps went to Trevilian Station, 9 miles
from Gordonsville. At this place, while picketing the country on
the right of the command, Major Janeway, with the Third Battalion,
made a very dashing charge on the enemy's rear, which was man-
aged so cleverly that it excited the admiration of all who saw it.
041 the 13th of June the cavalry left Trevilian Station to return to
the army, which was then crossing the James River. My regiment
was assigned to the important duty of rear guard, and we skirmished
with the enemy until that night, with no serious loss.
On arriving at White House we found the enemy endeavoring to
capture a train of a thousand wagons which had been left at that
point, but after an important skirmish the enemy allowed us to con-
duct it safely to the James River, the regiment being partially
engaged at Saint Mary's Church, with a trifling loss. We crossed
the James River on the 29th of June, having suffered greatly from
fatigue and scarcity of provisions. Nothing occurred to vary the
usual round of duties until the recent movement at Deep Bottom, on
the north side of the James River, in which the regiment partici-
pated, and making a forced march, arrived at Lee's Mills on the ex-
tileme left of the army.
Next day Captain Brooks, with the Third Battalion, conducted a
flank movement which dislodged the rebels from their position, and
Captain Hick, with six companies, made a dashing mounted charge,
driving the rebels 3 miles, who fled precipitately, leaving their per-
sonal effects strewn along the road in profusion.
I cannot speak too highly of the conduct of officers and men of my
regiment, and I am happy to state that the recruits received last
winter have imbibed the spirit of the veterans, and this regiment
will ever be an organization which will uphold the pride and honor
of the State of New Jersey.
I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
JOHN W. KESTER,
Report of Col. J. Irvin Gregg, Sixteenth Pennsylvania Cavalry,
commanding Second Brigade, including operations April 29-
HDQRS. SECOND BRIG., SECOND DIV., CAVALRY CORPS,
July 6, 1864.
SIR : I have the honor to submit the following brief report of the
operations of this brigade since April 29, 1864, to the present date :
April 29, marched from Turkey Run to Paoli Mills.
May 3, marched to Richardsville. 4th, crossed the Rapidan
River at Ely's Ford and marched via Chancellorsville to Alric1's.
5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th, engaged with the enemy at Todd's Tavern.
9th, marched to the North Anna River. 10th, crossed South Anna.
11th, engaged with the enemy from Ground Squirrel Church to Yel-
low Tavern. 12th, engaged all day with the enemy near Brook
Church, inside the fortifications of Richmond. 13th, marched to
His Excellency JOEL PARKER,
Governor of New Jersey.