Boonsboro', Md., July 11, 1863.
Peter T. Washburn, Adjutant General, State of Vermont:
Sir, -- I have the honor to report that the 1st Vermont Cavalry under my command, have participated in a series of engagements of late, in all of which both men and officers behaved most gallantly.
At Hanover, Penn., Huntersville, Hagarstown, Gettysburg, and Boonsboro' this Regiment has won the praise of its commanding General. Our loss in killed and wounded has been heavy. A full report will be forwarded as soon as the exigencies of the service will permit.
THe charge made by this cavalry on the enemy's right wing, at Gettysburg, July 6th (sic), upon a brigade of infantry, has been seldom excelled in desperation and valor.Respectfully yours, A. W. PRESTON, Lt. Col., Commanding 1st Vermont Cavalry.