igned to the cavalry, but the spirit and manner in which it was to be done.
You will march, so the orders read, on the 13th instant with all your available force except one brigade, for the purpose of turning the enemy's position on his left, and of throwing your command between him and Richmond and isolating him from his supplies, checking his retreat, and inflicting on him every possible injury which will tend to his discomfiture and defeat. * * If the enemy should endeavor to retire by Culpeper and Gordonsville, you will endeavor to hold your force in his front and harass him day and night, unceasingly.
If you cannot cut off from his columns large slices the general desires that you will not fail to take small ones.
Let your watchword be fight, and let all your orders be fight, fight, fight, bearing in mind that time is as valuable to the general as rebel carcasses.
It is not in the power of the rebels to oppose you with more than 5,000 sabres and those badly mounted, and after