on and I of the brigade.
General Fitz Lee having been seriously wounded at the battle of Winchester, 19th September, I had command of Wickham's brigade from that time, except at the battle of Cedar Creek, when I was absent on sick leave.
At General Rosser's Tom's Brook cavalry disaster, where we lost nearly everything on wheels, my trunk and desk containing all the data I had collected fell into the hands of the enemy.
Wickham did not call for a report while with us in the Valley and I did blankets and canteens, oil-cloths and tent-flies—in short, all that we wanted, and our transportation were all branded U. S., together with the mules and harness.
Our cavalry battery, caissons, battery forges, &c., all had the U. S. brand until Rosser's great disaster at Tom's Brook 9th October, 1864.
Reconnoisance in force 19th August, 1864.
Wickham's brigade of Fitz. Lee's division, Anderson's corps, was stationed to the right of Winchester, near Abram's creek.
Its pickets extended al