Union General William Emory writes to General Winfield Scott Hancock to inform him of the results of a March, 1865, victory at Fishersville, near Staunton.
March 8, 1865.
Col. Thompson, First New Hampshire Cavalry, of Gen. Sheridan's command, has arrived here with 40 officers and 1,300 enlisted men prisoners. Eight pieces of artillery and 100 wagons were captured and destroyed up to the time Col. Thompson left Gen. Sheridan. The principal battle was at Fishersville, five miles beyond Staunton.
W. H. EMORY,
Brevet Maj.-Gen., Cmdg.
Bibliographic Information : Letter Reproduced from The War of The Rebellion: Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Series 1, Volume 46, Serial No. 96, Pages 896, Broadfoot Publishing Company, Wilmington, NC, 1997.