entations were fully corroborated—a fort or block-house on the point or elbow of the road, intrenchments on the south, and outside of the intrenchments and all around up to the road heavy and impassable abatis, if enemy were not behind them.
Colonel Barton, my lieutenant-colonel and all the field officers declared it would be madness to make an attack.
We learned from the prisoners they were aware of your movements, and had been telegraphed for reinforcements, and I heard three pieces of artilonterey, were made part of his command.
Previous to that time, on the 18th of October, General Jackson had ordered the construction of huts on the top of Alleghany mountain within lines of fortification, laid out under the direction of Lieut.-Col. Seth M. Barton, of the Third Arkansas.
These were gladly occupied by Johnson's men, who had been suffering from the inclemency of the season.
The same orders directed Col. William B. Taliaferro to take command at Monterey with the First Georgia, the
ty-ninth Infantry regiment: Bruster, Ebenezer, major; Giles, James, major, lieutenant-colonel, colonel; Haynes, Alexander, major, lieutenant-colonel; Horne, William R. B., major; Leigh, William, lieutenant-colonel; Moore, Alfred C., colonel; Smith, Edwin R., major, lieutenant-colonel; White, Isaac, major.
Thirtieth Cavalry regiment. (See Second Cavalry regiment.)
Thirtieth battalion Sharpshooters: Clarke, J. Lyle, lieutenantcol-onel; Otey, Peter, major.
Thirtieth Infantry regiment: Barton, William S., major; Cary, R. Milton, colonel; Chew, Robert S., lieutenant-colonel, colonel; Gouldin, John Milton, major, lieutenant-colonel; Harrison, Archibald T., lieutenant-colonel, colonel; Peatross, Robert O., major.
Thirty-first Light Artillery battalion: Nelson, William, major, lieutenant-colonel, colonel.
Thirty-first Infantry regiment: Arbogast, James C., major; Boykin, Francis M., lieutenant-colonel; Chenoweth, Joseph H., major; Cooper, William P., major; Hoffman, John S., ma