Valley in the afternoon, and our cavalry encamping there, General Stuart and I rode over to the headquarters of Brigadier-General Pryor, who commanded the left wing of McLaws's division nearest to Harper's Ferry. General Pryor was just starting on General Pryor was just starting on a little reconnaissance, and we very readily accepted his invitation to bear him company.
A proper degree of caution compelled us to go on foot.
Creeping through the tall grass, we climbed the mountain occupied by our farthest outpost, from the su a later hour of the evening Stuart rode off to the headquarters of General McLaws, leaving me to await his return as General Pryor's guest at dinner.
Among General Pryor's orderlies there was a handsome young fellow of about fourteen years of age General Pryor's orderlies there was a handsome young fellow of about fourteen years of age who greatly interested me. He was a midshipman in the navy, who, making a visit to our lines at this exciting period, had volunteered his services, and had behaved on several occasions, as I was informed, with great gallantry.
He was now galloping