h the locomotive from the train, and, for my accommodation, to run it as far the army headquarters.
In this manner Colonel Davis, aide-de-camp, and myself proceeded.
At the headquarters we found Quartermaster General W. L. Cabell and Adjutant General Jordan, of General Beauregard's staff, who courteously agreed to furnish us horses, and also to show us the route.
While the horses were being prepared, Colonel Jordan took occasion to advise my aide-de-camp, Colonel Davis, of the hazard of goColonel Jordan took occasion to advise my aide-de-camp, Colonel Davis, of the hazard of going to the field, and the impropriety of such exposure on my part.
The horses were after a time reported ready, and we started to the field.
The stragglers soon became numerous, and warnings as to the fate which awaited us if we advanced were not only frequent but evidently sincere.
There were, however, many who turned back, and the wounded generally cheered upon meeting us. I well remember one, a mere stripling who, supported on the shoulders of a man who was bearing him to the rear, took
had a conference with Generals Johnston and Beauregard; the adjutant general of the latter, Colonel Jordan, was present, and sat opposite me at the table.
When, after some preliminary conversationade was named.
I then suggested that he should be ordered in pursuit; a pause ensued, until Colonel Jordan asked me if I would dictate the order.
I at once dictated an order for immediate pursuit.
der by myself, so that, instead of immediate pursuit, it should be commenced at early dawn.
Colonel Jordan spoke across the table to me, saying, If you will send the order as you first dictated it, to give me, if you can, a copy of the order which I dictated, and which your adjutant-general, T. J. Jordan, wrote at my dictation, directing Brigadier-General Bonham to follow the retreating enemy.
Ihe order desired if it should be in said book, and that he would also write to his adjutant, General Jordan, for his recollection of the order if it had not been inscribed in the order book.