s put a stop to by the fire of our pickets, whom I reached completely exhausted, and thoroughly surprised at my narrow escape.
It was sufficiently evident, by the sound of the firing, that Stuart was hardly pressed, and I hastened at once to General Bragg, commanding our infantry, which, from a succession of reinforcements, was now of considerable strength, begging him at once to advance several brigades to the assistance of Stuart.
The cautiousness characteristic of that general, however, ion't feel uneasy.
I don't think I'm so badly wounded as you were, and I hope I shall get over it as you did.
He then recounted to me all the incidents of the combat, and the manner in which he had been wounded.
Hoping every hour to hear of General Bragg's attack, which in all probability would have resulted in the annihilation of the whole force of the enemy, he had successfully resisted their efforts to break through his lines, and for more than six hours had fought with eleven hundred men