report, the nineteenth was devoted to rest and preparation, moving down for bivouac near Mitchell's Ford late in the evening.
During the day the order of battle, marked C, and subsequent instructions, marked B, were received from the commanding General, from which, it seemed, the enemy had escaped attack.
At moonrise, on the twentieth, about four A. M., General Lee's and Robertson's brigades were moved across the Rapidan at two adjacent fords, and pushed rapidly forward — Lee's directly by Madden, in pursuit of the enemy in the direction of Kelley's and Ely's Fords, on the Rappahannock, and Robertson's, which I accompanied, via Stevensburg, (a village four miles east of Culpeper Court-House,) toward Brandy Station. Brigadier-General Fitzhugh Lee, whose written report has not been furnished, found the enemy's rear near Kelley's Ford, and, by vigorous attack, secured several prisoners and a cavalry color.
One of Robertson's regiments, with the artillery of his brigade, had been, by m
. 6, 1859.
26,346DickensonDec. 6, 1859.
26,638RoweDec. 27, 1859.
27,079SmithFeb. 7, 1860.
27,082ThomsonFeb. 7, 1860.
27,260RoweFeb. 21, 1860.
27,761NewloveApr. 3, 1860.
28,176HollyMay 3, 1860.
28,538RuddickMay 29, 1860.
28,785SmithJune 19, 1860.
30,641PayneNov. 13, 1860.
31,156EarleJan. 22, 1861.
31,208BruenJan. 22, 1861.
31,334SmithFeb. 5, 1861.
31,429RiceFeb. 12, 1861.
31.601HowlettMar. 5, 1861.
32,323WilderMay 14, 1861.
(Reissue.)1,244Grover et al.Dec. 3, 1861.
37,585MaddenFeb. 3, 1863.
(Reissue.)1,244BatchelderSept. 22, 1863.
40,296WagnerOct. 13, 1863.
(Reissue.)2,125BatchelderDec. 12, 1865.
55,029HayesMay 22, 1866.
61,102RehfussJan. 8, 1867.
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70,152BakerOct. 29, 1867.
82,366WagnerSept. 22, 1868.
88,499McLeanMar. 30, 1869.
95,581GrayOct. 5, 1869.
105,961McLeanAug. 2, 1870.
122,131Fanning et al.Dec. 26, 1871.
129,013FanningJuly 16, 1872.
fter this, and is as follows:
headquarters, March 8th, 1864.
Major,—At 11 o'clock A. M. on the 29th ultimo I received a dispatch from one of my scouts, conveying information which I embodied in the following dispatch to Major-General Stuart, dated Millford, 11:30 A. M. Sergeant Shadbourne reports enemy moving.
Gregg moved to front Thursday.
Tuesday whole army paid off, and prepared to march last night.
Kilpatrick receiving marching orders.
Three days rations passed Sheppard's, near Madden's, supposed to be coming to Ely's Ford.
Part of Second Corps on same road.
Whole army seems in motion.
Sutlers and women ordered to rear.
Acknowledge receipt of this.
At 12:30 I sent the following message to General Stuart: Citizens report to General Young a Yankee cavalry brigade at Mount Pleasant, moving towards Central Road. No reports from pickets.
Not hearing from General Stuart, at 10:30 P. M. the following message was sent to him: Enemy were at Beaver Dam at seven o'clock. North