bottle in her hand, and paid her wager most gracefully to the Yankee Quartermaster, who took the joke very well and the champagne very willingly, declaring that he should always be happy to drink the health of so charming a person.
23d to 26th August.
We were soon out of sight of Warrenton.
The glowing radiance of the sun breaking at last through the parting clouds brought life and cheer to our drenched and chilled column.
About twelve o'clock we reached the scene of action, where thfront, and his corps had been in motion during the whole of the afternoon, marching nobody but General Lee and his Lieutenant knew where.
I also went back to General Stuart with marching orders for himself and the greater part of his cavalry.
26th and 27th August.
The line of our march lay directly in the tracks of Jackson's troops, who, by the extraordinary rapidity of their movements, had gained the title of the Foot-cavalry of the army, and who had now been taken by their great leader