War of the Rebellion: Serial 026 Page 0359 Chapter XXX. EXPEDITION FROM GLOUCESTER POINT.

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MAY 24, 1863.

At the same moment of attacking the advance at Antioch Church a demonstration was made at Barber's Cross-Roads, where a regiment is watching the approaches centering there. Both failed, and the enemy was repulsed with considerable loss. At the church we lost 1 captured and 3 wounded, and captured a few prisoners.

Every rail beyond Windsor is removed.



Major-General DIX.

Numbers 3. Itinerary of the Reserve Brigade, Department of Virginia, Brigadier General Isaac J. Wistar, U. S. Army, commanding, May 15-28.*

May 15.-By direction of Major-General Peck, Colonel Wardrop was sent, with the Ninety-ninth New York Volunteers and Nineteenth Wisconsin Volunteers, to assist in protecting working parties engaged in tearing up the tracks of the railroad between Suffolk and the Black-water.

May 20.-The Ninth Vermont Volunteers and the One hundred and eighteenth New York Volunteers were sent, by order of Major-General Peck, on the same duty, under the command of Brigadier-General Dodge.

May 26.-The Nineteenth Wisconsin Volunteers returned, and May 27 the other regiments; but the Ninety-ninth New York Volunteers were ordered out again immediately.

May 28.-The Ninety-ninth New York Volunteers returned to camp.

MAY 19-22, 1863.-Expedition from Gloucester Point into matthews County, Va.


Numbers 1.-Major General Erasmus D. Keyes, U. S. Army, commanding Fourth Army Corps.

Numbers 2.-Colonel Judson Kilpatrick, Second New York Cavalry, commanding Cavalry Brigade.

Numbers 3.-Lieutenant James H. Gillis, U. S. Navy.

Numbers 1. Report of Major General Erasmus D. Keyes, U. S. Army, commanding Fourth Army Corps.


Fort Yorktown, Va., May 23, 1863.

SIR: I have the honor to report that a combined expedition left Gloucester Point on the night of the 19th instant and returned yesterday morning under the following instructions:

A combined expedition will set out to-night for Matthews County. The cavalry and a section of artillery, supported by 200 infantry, to leave Gloucester Point at 10


*From Return for May, 1863.