32.-the Union cavalry service.
Details of the operations during the campaign against Lee, June and July, 1863.
Falling Waters, Maryland, Wednesday, July 15, 1863.
in addition to the battles of Beverly Ford, Aldie, Middleburgh and Upperville, now matters of history, I have to record fifteen more engagements of our cavalry with the enemy, in thirteen of which cavalry was exclusively used, with flying artillery--all within sixteen days. I have already furnished you with brief accounts of these battles as they have transpired — such as could be hastily prepared when prostrated by fatigue produced by physical exertion and the loss of sleep, and laboring under the depressing effect of a relapse from the wildest excitement and while seated on the wet grass or under a dripping tree — valuable time, in which companions sought repose.
But how describe fifteen battles in sixteen days? To do the subject justice would require the pen of a Victor Hugo and as much time as was cons