I have the honor to report the movements of this command from the time of separating from the 2nd Cavalry Division at Hanover Junction Penna., June 30th 1863, up to the 17th inst. [instant] when we again reported at Sheppardstown [sic] Va.
On leaving Hanover Junction Pa. for Manchester [Md.], in pursuance to orders from Division Head Quarters. When we arrived at 11 o'clock P.M., all the roads were immediately taken up by my pickets and held till the afternoon of July 3rd 1863. when I received orders to move my command to Emmittsburgh [sic], for the purpose of taking possession of and holding that place.
I moved on as far as Westminster, where my command bivouacked, to recieve [sic] rations and forage. Early on the morning of July 4th inst. I moved forward, arriving at Emmittsburgh [sic] at 12 M. [meridian], where I met the command of Genl. Merritt advancing on the same place from the direction of Gettysburg.
At 1 o'clock P.M. July 4th, I received orders to report with my command to Genl Kilpatrick, who was in pursuit of the wagon train of Genl. Ewell's (late Jackson[']s) command, which was reported as being in the mountains in the vicinity of Monterey [Gap].
After moving a short distance from the town, we came in contact with the Rebel Pickets; they were handsomely dispersed by the 6th Ohio Regiment of my command; the evening was very dark, and rainy fearfully, affording