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d to the movements of the enemy, and watched every advancing party with cat-like vigilance and stealthiness. Perfectly fearless, and yet possessing the requisite coolness for a successful scout, he soon became a great favorite with Col. Stuart, and when the latter was made a Brigadier, Burke was attached more closely to his person, and because his constant companion in the skirmishes with the enemy, at that time of almost daily occurrence. Daring the battle of Lewinsville, on the 23th of September, Gen. Stuart sent Burke to make a reconnaissance in a small patch of wood near by, where some men had been seen, and ascertain whether or not they were the enemy. Being perfectly confident they were our men, Burke rode up to it without the proper precaution, and ran into an ambuscade, where some fifteen or twenty men lay hidden. They sprang up and pointed their guns at him; but still supposing them friends, he cried out, "Don't shoot me, I know you." They then gathered upon him, and b