they had time to take steady aim, the bullets that came whizzing after me flying far wide of the mark.
On my return to the spot where I had left Stuart, I found him, with Jackson and the officers of their respective Staffs, stretched out along the grass beneath a gigantic oak, and tranquilly discussing their plans for the impending battle, which both seemed confidently to regard as likely to end in a great and important victory for our arms.
Towards five o'clock Jackson's adjutant, Major Pendleton, galloped up to us and reported that the line of battle was formed, and all was in readiness for immediate attack.
Accordingly the order was at once given for the whole corps to advance.
All hastened forthwith to their appointed posts-General Stuart and his Staff joining the cavalry, which was to operate on the left of our infantry.
Scarcely had we got up to our men when the Confederate yell, which always preceded a charge, burst forth along our lines, and Jackson's veterans, who had