alry raiding on the Petersburg & Weldon Railroad.
On that march it not only rained, but it snowed, and there was a high, bitter cold wind, and the men suffered intensely.
The troops reached Jarratt's Station to find that the enemy had retired.
This regiment lay all night in the streets of Petersburg, as a part of the intended support for General Gordon, in his attack on Fort Stedman.
After Gordon had retired, the enemy swept the whole Confederate picket line from Hatcher's Run, to Lieutenant Run, and it performed its part in helping to keep him out of the main line of works in front of its winter quarters.
He got possession, however, of a commanding hill to the left of the Jones House from which he could fire into the huts.
Next day, General Lee ordered General Lane to dislodge him. General Lane, who was in command of the division at the time, did so at daylight the following morning, with all of the sharpshooters of the division under Major Wooten, of the Eighteenth North Car