from Lawton's brigade across, to occupy the Springs; while Early's brigade, supported by two batteries, was passed over on a to become impassable.
This accident placed the command of Early in extreme peril.
The advanced parties of the Federalists f a man. When the morning came, the latter sent word to General Early to associate the 13th Georgia with his own brigade, and passed the remainder of Lawton's brigade to the support of Early.
But the freshet which had protected his right was now recs, and the whole army of Pope was manifestly at hand.
Yet Early so adroitly concealed his force in the woods, and held his leaving not a man nor a trophy behind.
The deliverance of Early was scarcely completed before the dawn of the 24th.
The trved the enemy's first attack were withdrawn, the brigade of Early took their places, and held — the enemy in check, with so mtrife; nature could do no more; and General Jackson ordered Early, with his brigade and the 8th Louisiana and 13th Georgia, t