The last I heard of General Hatch he was 12 miles from Madison. I will let you know as soon as I can about the men you ask for.
I am, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
GEO. D. BAYARD,
Brigadier-General, Commanding Cavalry Brigade.
Colonel E. SCHRIVER, Chief of Staff.
JULY 23, 1862.- Skirmishes near Carmel Church, Va.
Numbers 1.- Brigadier General Rufus King, U. S. Army.
Numbers 2.- Colonel Judson Kilpatrick, Second New York Cavalry.
Numbers 1. Report of Brigadier General Rufus King, U. S. Army.
Fredericksburg, Va.,july 24, 1862 - 12 m.
The cavalry I sent out the Telegraph road Tuesday afternoon [22nd] returned at 11 o'clock last night, having successfully accomplished their work. They attacked and defeated two bodies of Confederate cavalry, 200 or 300 strong; burned one camp, and a quantity of corn, medicines, and other stores; broke up the telegraph line; chased the enemy to within a short distance of Hanover Junction, and brought in 3 prisoners, a number of horses, and sundry arms. We did not lose a man. The loss of the enemy was 31 killed and a dozen or more wounded. Our people behaved admirably.
Colonel SCHRIVER, Chief of Staff, Warrenton, Va.
Numbers 2. Report of Colonel Judson Kilpatrick, Second New York Cavalry.
HEADQUARTERS HARRIS LIGHT CAVALRY,
July 24, 1862.
GENERAL: I have the honor to report that in obedience to your orders I left Fredericksburg at 4 p. m. of the 22nd, with detachments of the Harris Light Cavalry, Third Indiana, and Fourteenth Brooklyn, in all 390 men, crossed the Massaponax River at 8 p. m., and bivouacked 4 miles the ford and roads leading from Bowling Green and New Market. At 2 a. m. of the 23rd I commenced a rapid march for the rebel camp, supposed to be at Carmel Church. At daybreak I saw the church but no camp, the rebels having crossed the North Anna River a few days before. A woman informed me that a scouting party came daily at 7 a. m. to the church. I placed in ambush Captain Seymour