ee bringing up the rear.
After the command had crossed the Blackwater we trailed towards the plank-road.
General Rosser advised General Hampton that a large force of the enemy was approaching on that road.
General Hampton ordered him to take position at Ebenezer Church, and to hold the road there and to send the cattle by Hawkinsville, crossing the plank-road two miles in the rear of the line of battle, which was at once formed.
Major Venable, General Hampton's adjutant-general, and Major Ryals, provost-marshal, took charge of the cattle, and were to put them across the Nottoway river at Freeman's Ford. General Rosser held his ground, and Colonel Miller and General Dearing soon came up to his assistance.
Zzzlee's men Taunt the Yankees.
General Lee came into the fight before it was over, and I well remember how his dismounted men, as they advanced to a mill-pond through the bushes, called to the Yankees to come over and get their bulls, and bellowed at them in derision.