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received to halt and cease firing. General Davies sent flag of truce and a cessation of hostilities was agreed upon. The command lay in the order in which it was halted until the morning of the 10th, when it marched to Prospect Station; camped for the night. 11th, marched to Sandy Creek; 12th, to Burkeville; 13th, to Nottoway Court-House, where the brigade is now encamped.

I cannot speak too highly of the conduct of the officers and men of the command. I forbear mentioning the names of any officers lest I do injustice to others, as all conducted themselves in the most gallant manner. To the members of my staff am I specially indebted for valuable services.

For report of casualties sustained in campaign please see report furnished this date.

I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,


Colonel, Commanding Brigade.

Major H. C. WEIR,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Second Division, Cavalry Corps.

Casualties in Second Brigade, Second Division, Cavalry Corps.

Killed. Wounded.

Command. Officers Men Officers Men

Brigade headquarters ....... ..... ..... .......

21st Pennsylvania ....... 4 1 24

16th Pennsylvania ....... 9 5 38

8th Pennsylvania ....... 9 2 45

4th Pennsylvania 2 7 4 37

Total 2 29 12 144

Missing. Total.

Command. Offi- Men Offi- Men. Aggre-

cers cers gate

Brigade 1 ..... 1 .... 1


21st Pennsylvania 3 69 4 97 101

16th Pennsylvania ..... 4 5 51 56

8th Pennsylvania 1 5 3 59 62

4th Pennsylvania .... 7 6 51 57

Total 5 85 19 258 277

No. 212. Report of Bvt. Brigadier General Charles H. Smith, First Maine Cavalry, commanding Third Brigade.


April 15, 1865.

MAJOR: I have the honor to submit the following report of the part performed by the Third Brigade since the 29th ultimo:

At that date the brigade broke camp in the morning and moved with the division to Dinwiddie Court-House, where it remained until the morning of the 31st, one regiment being kept on picket. At 10.30 a.m. the 31st, the Second New York Mounted Rifles, on picket, were attacked and the brigade was moved out for support. The Second New York Mounted Rifles and Sixth Ohio Cavalry were ordered to dismount and take position on the left bank of Little Stony Creek at which the enemy seemed to retire. One battalion of the First Maine was ordered to cross the creek and reconnoitor for the enemy. It effected a crossing without opposition, but as soon as it deployed and began to advance it was met by strong lines of the enemy, both mounted and dismounted, and driven back in confusion, the men seeking refuge among the led horses and fording the stream up to their necks. The enemy pursued in hot haste, plunged into the stream in heavy force, both mounted and