, unexpectedly interrupted in August, 1862, by an order sent to Colonel Greene to join the Army of the Potomac, and advance towards the enemy.ore him.
On the 28th of the month, near Fairfax Court-House, Colonel Greene found a cavalry force of the enemy twice as large as his own beexpected, which was not made, however, owing to the strength of Colonel Greene's position.
Unfortunately the Surgeons, Drs. Dana and Mason, w replies to General Lee's questions proved very satisfactory to Colonel Greene.
In a letter to Dr. Mason's father, referring to these incidents, Colonel Greene writes as follows:—
The Doctor was very cool throughout the whole business.
The principal surgeon reported that Dcellent line officer.
Dr. Mason, on writing home, said that Colonel Greene had given him a very handsome letter of recommendation.
Afte Mason, which disappointment was enhanced by the resignation of Colonel Greene, which took place shortly afterwards.
Early in December, howev