War of the Rebellion: Serial 043 Page 1057 Chapter XXXIX. THE GETTYSBURG CAMPAIGN.

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REPORT OF Colonel PENNOCK HUEY, EIGHTH PENNSYLVANIA CAVALRY, COMMANDING SECOND BRIGADE, SECOND DIVISION.

HDQRS. SECOND BRIG., SECOND DIV., CAVALRY CORPS,

JULY 27, 1863.

GENERAL: I HAVE THE HONOR TO REPORT THAT A PATROL, CONSISTING OF 1 SERGEANT AND 4 MEN, OF A SQUADRON OF THE SECOND NEW YORK CAVALRY, ON OUTPOST DUTY NEAR CEDAR RUN, WAS ATTACKED BY GUERRILLAS AT ABOUT 1 O'CLOCK TO-DAY, NEAR THE HOUSE OF A MR. RICHARD COLVIN, ABOUT 5 MILES FROM THESE HEADQUARTERS, ON THE ROAD LEADING TO BRENTSVILLE. AS SOON AS INFORMATION OF THE ATTACK REACHED THE RESERVE, THEY WERE PROMPTLY TURNED OUT AND REPAIRED TO THE SCENE OF ACTION, AND AN ORDERLY SENT TO THESE HEADQUARTERS TO REPORT THE FACT, WHEREUPON ANOTHER SQUADRON WAS IMMEDIATELY SENT OUT TO SUPPORT THE ONE ALREADY THERE. SUBSEQUENTLY, PARTIES WERE SENT OUT TO PATROL THE COUNTRY AS FAR AS HARROW OR HARRISON'S FORD (ON THE OCCOQUAN), BRENTSVILLE, AND ELKTON. THE PATROLS HAVE JUST RETURNED, AND HAVE FAILED IN SECURING ANY OF THESE GUERRILLAS OR ELICITING ANY DEFINITE INFORMATION IN REGARD TO THEIR WHEREABOUTS. EVERY POSSIBLE EFFORT HAS BEEN MADE TO DISCOVER THESE MEN. HOUSES WERE SEARCHED, AND ALL CITIZENS AND NEGROES MINUTELY INTERROGATED, BUT NO INFORMATION OBTAINED. A YOUNG GIRL, AT THE HOUSE OF MR. COLVIN, STATED THAT YESTERDAY 3 CITIZENS AND 4 SOLDIERS (SOUTH CAROLINA TROOPS) PASSED THERE AT ABOUT 5 P. M. THEY SAID THEY WERE GOING ACROSS THE RIVER, AND THAT FOR SEVERAL DAYS PAST SMALL SQUADS OF CONFEDERATES PASSED THERE. THE IMPRESSION PREVAILS AMONG THE OFFICERS WHO WERE SENT OUT THAT THE RENDEZVOUS OF THESE GUERRILLAS IS SOME POINT IN THE VICINITY OF BRENTSVILLE. CASUALTIES ARE AS FOLLOWS, VIZ: PRIVATE COLE, COMPANY F, SECOND NEW YORK CAVALRY, CAPTURED (HORSE FOUND WOUNDED); PRIVATE DENNIS, COMPANY F, SECOND NEW YORK CAVALRY, CAPTURED (HORSE FOUND WOUNDED).

RESPECTFULLY SUBMITTED.

PENNOCK HUEY,

COLONEL, COMMANDING SECOND CAVALRY BRIGADE.

BRIGADIER-GENERAL GREGG,

COMMANDING SECOND CAVALRY DIVISION.

REPORT OF Colonel CHARLES H. SMITH, FIRST MAINE CAVALRY.

HEADQUARTERS, FIRST MAINE CAVALRY,

AT AMISSVILLE, VA., AUGUST 5, 1863.

REPORT OF THE PART TAKEN IN THE ACTION OF GETTYSBURG, PA., BY THE FIRST MAINE CAVALRY, ON THE 3rd DAY OF JULY, 1863: MOST OF THE DAY, FRIDAY, 3rd JULY, I SUPPORTED RANDOL'S BATTERY. TOWARD NIGHT I WAS ORDERED TO REPORT TO BRIGADIER-GENERAL GREGG, ON THE EXTREME RIGHT, WHERE THE MOST OF HIS DIVISION WAS HOTLY ENGAGED, AND WAS ASSIGNED TO A POSITION ON THE RIGHT OF HIS FORCES, TO MEET THE EXPECTED ATTACK OF A COLUMN OF THE ENEMY SEEN TO PASS AROUND IN THAT DIRECTION. SUBSEQUENTLY WAS RECALLED FROM THE RIGHT OF THE DIVISION BY COLONEL GREGG, COMMANDING BRIGADE, AND POSTED

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