ok it, mounted; we shook hands and parted, he to return to his home, and I to follow and overtake my command.
About 1 o'clock P. M. I overtook them, and we proceeded together with other commands, things being a good deal mixed.
The objective Point.
Our objective point was, as I learned, Burkeville Junction.
On the night of the 3d of April, we encamped about twelve or fifteen miles from Manchester.
On the 4th we crossed the Appomattox on the railroad bridge at Mattoax Station.
On the 5th we passed Amelia Courthouse.
Owing to some trouble in our front, we made very slow progress, and that night we marched, or tried to march, all night, but only progressed a short distance; frequently we would move a few yards and then halt for an hour or two.
Just before day we were ordered into camp.
Captain Herron and I spread our blankets together and fell asleep.
We had not slept more than an hour, when the ominous long roll sounded through the camps.
We immediately fell into line a