t Cedar Mountain.
At one time the day seemed doubtful.
When the foe had well nigh crushed General Garnett, Branch went gallantly to his rescue, and with Pender's and other brigades of Hill's division, drove the enemy headlong from the field.
Major Andrews having taken sick at Gordonsville, Captain John Ashford was in command of 38th, and received commendation from General Pender for his coolness and skilfulness in handling his men. D. M. McIntyre was now adjutant, having been promoted on July 9th, for gallantry and efficiency.
On account of ill-health, Major Andrews resigned his commission, and on the 21st of August, Captain John Ashford was promoted to major.
Jackson made a wide circuit behind the mountains to cut the Federal communications at Manassas.
On the 26th Pender's Brigade gained a splendid victory over a brigade of the enemy at Manassas Junction.
Jackson's single corps, numbering less than 16,000 men was resisting General Pope's entire army.
On the 28th the command