urs. On my return, I found six separate commands under Generals Early, Jones, Fitz Lee, Imnboden, Jackson, Echols, and McCoumy return.
I captured a despatch from General Jones to General Early, giving me the position and that of Jackson at Clifton ward Covington.
Here we captured a messenger from Jones to Early, with a despatch to be forwarded to Early by Jackson, by teEarly by Jackson, by telegraph.
（Early was supposed to be at Warm Springs.) This proved of importance to the General, for it disclosed the rebel plEarly was supposed to be at Warm Springs.) This proved of importance to the General, for it disclosed the rebel plans, and the movements of Jones, Echols, and McCauslin.
The advance hastened at a trot toward the bridge, and when they cameascertain the movements of the enemy.
We here learned that Early held the Back Creek valley, and that there was a force at G reign of Major-Generals and military science.
Major-General Tubal A. Early came; Major-General Fitz-Hugh Lee came; Brigadihomas came; their staffs came.
They all took a drink.
General Early took two. Brigadier-General Wickham came; Colonel Chamb