We passed a cross road, I think it was Cedar Bluff, and some distance east of there the road passed through a wooded section.
I was riding a little in advance of the piece, when suddenly looking up, I saw General Forrest, Captain Pointer, and one or two other of our officers, and Colonel Streight and several of his officers sitting down on the north side of the road.
I also saw some little distance in front a road full of Yankees.
Captain Pointer got up and motioned for meCaptain Pointer got up and motioned for me to halt, he then came up to me and said: Colonel Streight objects to you coming up so close, and directed me to drop back a piece.
I asked him what was up, and if Streight was going to surrender.
He don't talk like it, said he, but he cusses mightily (or like a trooper). I had the piece to move back, I suppose some 150 yards, and come to an action front on the south side of the narrow road, with one wheel in the road and the other in the edge of the woods with men to their posts.
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