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11 o'clock at night when we reached the house of one Ned Bunkley, the place where I had been informed there would be a wedding that night. The distance from Todd's battery to this house is about two miles. Arriving there, the house was first surrounded, then searched. No one was there except three women, some small children, and a few colored servants. The parlor showed signs of a recent festivity of some kind, it being decked around with evergreens, &c. I learned from one of the negroes that the wedding had taken place at 3 p.m.; that the hour had been changed from 6 to 3; that the very party I was searching for had been there, the man Heins among them; that they were armed with revolvers and rifles. The party broke up soon after the ceremony was over, only a few of them remaining till after dark. The delay in making a landing in the creek was in a measure a cause of failure, but the principal cause was the unexpected change of hour for the wedding. Having accomplished all that was possible to accomplish then we returned to Fort Monroe.
There are doubtless about thirty armed men who frequent that vicinity and roam from the Nansemond to Hog Island, giving informatie to the enemy and committing depredations upon Government property. They are aided and protected by the residents of that section. There is not a move in Hampton Roads that is not known to the enemy through these very men. I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
JAMES B. KING, Captain, Third Pennsylvania Artillery, Comdg. Company C. First Lieut. M. C. GRIER,
Acting Adjutant Third Pennsylvania Artillery.
ORGANIZATIONS MENTIONED IN THIS VOLUME.*
Abbot's (Henry L.) Heavy Artillery. See Connecticut Troops, 18t Regiment.
talion, Battery D.
ment, Battery F.
References, unless otherwise indicated, are to index following:
Blount's (Joseph G.) Artillery. See Virginia Troops, Confederate.
2d Regiment, Battery K. Brown's (Jeremiah Z.) Infantry. See Pennsylvania Troops, 148th Regiment. Brown's (J. Thompson) Artillery. See Virginia Troops, Confederate, 1st Regiment. Brown's (T. Frederick) Artillery. See Rhode Island Troops, 18t Regiment, Batteries A
and B. Brumm's (George W.) Infantry. Sce Pennsylvania Troops, 50th Regiment. Brunck's (Frank C.) Infantry. See New York Troops, 100th Regiment. Bumpus' (Lorenzo D.) Infantry. See Pennsylvania Troops, 57th Regiment. Burt's (William S.) Infantry. See New York Troops, 152d Regiment. Burton's (John E.) Artillery. Seo New York Troops, 11th Battery. Butler's (Benjamin C.) Infantry. See New York Troops, 93d Regiment. Butler's(Lewis) Infantry.* Seo Illinois Troops, 39th Regiment. Byron's (John W.) Infantry. See New York Troops, S8th Regiment. Camp's (Frederick E.) Infantry. See Connecticut Troops, 29th Regiment (Colored). Campbell's (Edward) Infantry. See Pennsylvania Troops, 85th Regiment. Campbell's (Robert) Artillery. See Wisconsin Thoops, 4th Battery, Cannon's (Austin) Infantry. See Wisconsin Troops, 36th Regiment. Carle's (James) Infantry. See Pennsylvania Troops, 191st Regiment. Carpenter's (John C.) Artillery. See Alleghany Artillery, ante. Carroll's (John J.) Cavalry. See New York Troops, 20th Regiment. Carter's (Thomas E.) Infantry. See Pennsylvania Troops, 157th Regiment. Cash's (Daniel G.) Infantry. Seo Michigan Troops, 27th Regiment. Cayce's (George M.) Artillery. See Purcell Artillery, post. Chew's (Henry F.) Infantry. See New Jersey Troops, 12th Regiment. Church's (William) Heavy Artillery. See New York Troops, 4th Reyiment. Cilley's (Jonathan P.) Cavalry. See Maine Troops, 18t Regiment. City Battalion, Infantry. Seo Virginia Troops, Confederate, 25th Battalion. Clark's (Stephen R.) Cavalry. See Ohio Troops, 13th Regiment. Clutter's (Valentine J.) Artillery. See Virginia Troops, Confederate. Coey's (James) Infantry. See New York Troops, 147th Regiment. Conner's (Freeman) Infantry. See New York Troops, 44th Regiment. Conser's (John C.) Infantry. See Pennsylvania Troops, 105th Regiment. Cook's (John B.) Infantry. See Union Troops, Colored, 22d Regiment. Cook's (John E.) Infantry. See New York Troops, 76th Regiment. Coonan's (John) Infantry. See New York Troops, 182d Regiment. Coulter's (Richard) Infantry. See Pennsylvania Troops, 11th Regiment. Coward's (A.) Infantry. Sce South Carolina Troops, 5th Regiment. Creney's (James) Infantry. See New York Troops, 95th Regiment. Cutcheon's (Byron M.) Infantry. See Michigan Troops, 20th Regiment. Dafoe's (James) Infantry. See Michigan Troops, 27th Regiment. Daggett's (Rufus) Infantry. See New York Troops, 117th Regiment. Dance's (Willis J.) Artillery. See Powhata. Artillery, post. Dandy's (George B.) Infantry. See New York Troops, 100th Regiment. Daniels' (Percy) Infantry. See Rhode Island Troops, 7th Regiment.
* Temporarily commanding.
I and I. Gilliss' (James) Artillery. See Union Troops, Regulars, 5th Regiment, Batteries C
and I. Godfrey's (Thomas C.) Infantry. See New Jersey Troops, 5th Regiment. Gosse's (Albert) Infantry. See New York Troops, 66th Regiment.