under Jackson's command, and now committed to this general in accordance with a request made by Stonewall on his deathbed, in his solicitude for the welfare of his veterans.
The 3d corps was placed under the command of A. P. Hill, and was formed of Anderson's, Pender's, and Heth's divisions.
The cavalry, which had also been strengthened by several new brigades from the South, was formed into a separate corps of three divisions, commanded by Hampton, Fitz Lee, and William Lee. About the 18th of May, General Lee, who had continued to confront the enemy at Fredericksburg, began gradually to shift the position of his troops towards Gordonsville and Orange.
The cavalry had to give place to the infantry, and on the 20th we received orders to march to Culpepper Courthouse, where we established our headquarters, close to the old camping ground, stationing our divisions nearer the river, which was again closely picketed.
Our tents were pitched in a beautiful spot, overshadowed by magnific