Series 1, Volume 12, pt. 3, p 368-69
Camp of the Second Virginia Cavalry,
Meadow Bluff, Va., June 10, 1862.
Col. George Crook, Commanding Third Brigade:
Sir: I have the honor to transmit the following report:
On the morning of the 9th instant, with 33 men of Company C and 20 men of Company F, Second Virginia Cavalry, I started for Lewisburg, which place we reached about 1 o’clock p.m., and found the town unoccupied by any force. I proceeded to the hospital, and found 12 wounded prisoners, 2 having recovered sufficiently to leave since our last visit, on the 1st instant. Two of those that remained have been previously paroled. Two others were in such a critical condition that I thought it unnecessary to parole them, as they were then in a dying state. Those have died since our last visit. The remaining 8 I procured their signatures to the parole, all being anxious to give it. All the wounded are suffering for proper surgical attendance. From the last information there is no enemy encamped within 8 miles of Lewisburg, except a small guerrilla band, known as White Cavalry. From 3 to 10 of this band make daily visits to Lewisburg, remaining overnight, when they rejoin their companies, who have up to the 9th instant been encamped about 1 mile over the Greenbrier River, near the former site of the Greenbrier Bridge.
After remaining in town three hours we left for camp, which place we reached about 8 o’clock p.m., meeting with no obstacle in going or returning.
I remain, your obedient servant,
W. M. Fortescue,
Second Lieutenant, Company F, Second Va. Cavalry
Timeline of West Virginia: Civil War and Statehood: June 1862