n, General Lee did not deem it advisable to press them vigorously the day after the battle of Groveton.
Our own army had suffered severely in fight and from fatigue during the recent continuous engagements and marches, and fresh troops from Gordonsville and Richmond were hourly looked for. Our men, therefore, had been employed only in burying the dead, and collecting the ample spoils of victory.
The small arms lying about everywhere were picked up and cleaned.
Thus the morning of the 1st of September passed off quietly enough.
Stuart and I rode off to Jackson's corps, which was stationed at Ox Hill, and found Old Stonewall with his outposts very much amused at the effect of the rifle practice of some of his marksmen upon a squad of Yankee cavalry who had been advancing imprudently, and were just galloping off in a hurry across an open field.
About noon the cavalry received orders to proceed cautiously along the road to Fairfax Court-house, Jackson's corps following at a short d