eve for the loss of one of our number-Captain Hardeman Stuart, a nephew of our General, who had chan of Fairfax Court-house, to a point where General Stuart himself, with Robertson's brigade, taking resist our entrance to the immediate grounds.
Stuart proposed that we should arouse the slumbering st of September passed off quietly enough.
Stuart and I rode off to Jackson's corps, which was s.
Volunteering to ride back and report to General Stuart, I galloped rapidly to the rear, the 5th V Fairfax Court-house and its neighourhood, and Stuart had been directed to drive them off.
The sire to throw himself forward upon the enemy.
Stuart and myself took the lead: waving our battle-fltle of Virginian.
After half an hour's rest, Stuart requested me to ride with him to the headquartce at my amazement in recognising him.
General Stuart was himself already in the saddle, and in and his fair daughters were so anxious to see. Stuart, after having maintained for a while his incog[17 more...]
troops, artillery, and waggon-trains, that General Stuart determined to make a detour with his caval with dust, and reports in a loud voice to General Stuart that the enemy have surprised and driven i their advance-guard was not yet in sight, General Stuart rode with his Staff into Frederick, where discharges of our little gun announced to General Stuart that I was at work.
The extended view on.
Meanwhile I had sent an orderly to General Stuart, reporting the state of affairs, and exprel held by us, and were easily defensible.
General Stuart had orders with two of his brigades to unily along the road by which they had advanced.
Stuart now came back to us, and was so delighted thatbank, very little known, which McLaws, against Stuart's urgent advice, had neglected to picket.
I could not help expressing to General Stuart, as we passed the thin lines of our raggedentire army was on the Virginia shore.
General Stuart started with his Staff about ten o'clock a[35 more...]
se of the enemy.
visits to neighbours.
General Stuart had received orders from General Lee to ma obliged to give up the pursuit.
At night General Stuart was invited with his Staff to a little pard us. A few quietly uttered words informed General Stuart of the impending danger, when, putting spuered from their amazement and chagrin.
General Stuart now placed me in command of the left wing of the Yankees were to be observed, which led Stuart to the opinion that it would be practicable foton, of Hampton's Staff.
Where can I find General Stuart?
He then informed me that Hampton had triuch pleased to receive as I was to deliver General Stuart's orders.
Without further accident we isfactorily accomplished this, returned to General Stuart, who had in the mean time been pressed harat the small village of Hainesville, where General Stuart subsequently decided to establish his headctedly I received orders next morning from General Stuart to proceed with half of the Staff and cour[12 more...]
new uniform coat for General Jackson.
General Stuart had meanwhile shifted his headquarters to tack on the morrow was not to be expected, General Stuart with his Staff and escort started at dusk gretted by everybody, but most of all by Jeb.
Bob was assisted by two of our couriers who the night as we walked back to our tents.
General Stuart did not like it at all if any one of his Snsburg, whither we followed him, and where General Stuart found, to his intense disgust, that the pl fire upon the dense columns of the enemy.
Stuart would have given a great deal to capture the ce been bitter enemies.
Pleasanton had annoyed Stuart greatly in the olden days by his foppish vanite all things he desired my immediate return to Stuart, that he might be summoned to an interview at rm, the laughter and applause recommenced, and Stuart, throwing his arms around my neck in a burlesqpatched more important matters, I produced General Stuart's present, in all its magnificence of gilt[21 more...]
life at the Bower during General Stuart's absence.
the General's own report of thaff, and was now under orders to report to General Stuart, and we had again a pleasant little militae, by the Federal cavalry in Virginia.
General Stuart gave me a gratifying proof that he had beeding.
As I am fortunate enough to have General Stuart's own official report in Ms. of this memor
All now went merrily again at The Bower.
General Stuart, who had been blessed with the satisfactios country, drawn by fat Pennsylvania horses.
Stuart was, of course, the hero of the occasion, and , near the small hamlet of Kearneysville.
General Stuart had already with great promptness reported had been dismounted as sharpshooters, and General Stuart and myself endeavoured to place them to thrier, but as there was no possible escape from Stuart's challenge, I struck my spurs into his sides,y soon afterwards the opportunity of bantering Stuart, when he could say and do nothing in reply.
, Ashby's and Chester Gaps.
The cavalry under Stuart had orders to cross the Ridge at Snicker's Gaprom our place of bivouac near Upperville, General Stuart yielded to the urgent solicitations of Dr he Yankees were so long in finding us out, General Stuart had determined to look after them; and in s a volunteer aide-de-camp on the Staff of General Stuart, was a very remarkable young man. He was bying Federals, and then returned to rejoin General Stuart.
While slowly retracing my steps, I discog the road to Middleburg, near which place General Stuart intended to encamp, having ordered me to giners expressed the greatest desire to see General Stuart, and were delighted beyond measure to hea the village, so that half an hour later, when Stuart galloped up to me, I was attended by a staff oadvanced boldly, and, throwing her arms around Stuart's neck, gave him a hearty smack, which served n all was over, and we had mounted our horses, Stuart, who was more or less exhausted, said to me, V
a sham-fight or a field-day of volunteers.
Stuart and Fitz Lee, with the officers of their respeintention to push on further during the night, Stuart gave orders for his command to encamp about a to action, and I was despatched thither by General Stuart to watch the movements of the Yankees, andd, began now to be reinforced by infantry, General Stuart at last decided to fall back upon a new poident having taken place within fifty paces of Stuart and myself, we could see, and even distinctly ious opposition to the movements of the enemy, Stuart and myself had halted on an eminence which afffour or five hostile batteries.
As usual, General Stuart and his Staff exposed themselves for severhecking the onward movement of their columns.
Stuart perceiving, however, that he could not long madiate retreat was patent to all. Nevertheless, Stuart was for continuing the struggle.
Again and age pieces.
Meanwhile the united efforts of General Stuart and the members of his Staff had availed t[4 more...]
position as long as possible, and to keep General Stuart informed by frequent messengers of the proe morning we arrived at Jackson's encampment.
Stuart, being unwilling in his great tenderness for O
The good cheer had the happiest effect on Stuart, who enlivened our repast with abundant anecdoed the expression, It makes my heart burn, &c. Stuart now took occasion to repeat my remark, and pred signal we soon came together again, when General Stuart explained to my trembling captive that if ountaineer, who evinced great delight when General Stuart handed him a fifty-dollar note for his serpirit until late in the evening.
At dusk, General Stuart decided to continue the retreat.
The brid resistance, however, was but a short one. General Stuart feared the rising of the Hazel river in hierceiving it, and was in rapid combustion when Stuart called out to me, Von, what are you doing therwere all greatly amused at the loss of half of Stuart's mustache, a personal ornament upon which the[28 more...]
o make most of our journeys, a top-buggy which Stuart had brought from Pennsylvania.
On the 12th more at headquarters.
During the evening General Stuart returned from his stirring-up expedition, ursion, of which we had animated accounts from Stuart and Lawley, Captain Farley had executed anothen of the struggle.
On Sunday the 14th, General Stuart said to me that, as all was quiet along thr Burnside had not counted on the vigilance of Stuart's cavalry, the untiring activity of our scoutsrg by rail in twenty-four hours less time than Stuart by marching across the country.
There being nore I could turn the horses' heads directly to Stuart's headquarters, which I gained not until a la through the camp, when comrades and couriers, Stuart foremost of them all, hastened to welcome me. o deposit my luggage and hang up my arms, when Stuart's ringing voice summoned me to his ample tent, a cup of hot coffee and a hearty breakfast in Stuart's double-chimneyed tent soon brought him into [5 more...]
engage in the exciting diversion of the chase.
General Stuart and his Staff had been invited by Mr R. to take
Returning to our headquarters, I learned that Stuart had gone with Pelham to Port Royal, to drive off soty as to where we were going, and, moreover, as General Stuart was expected to return that same night, we resod December I received by a courier information from Stuart that he had been unexpectedly detained in Port Royaur beards and our horses' nostrils, when we met General Stuart returning to Fredericksburg.
He laughed heartir neutral territory.
Fruitless were the efforts of Stuart and myself to assert and maintain the neutrality ofy which forbade our keeping aloof from the contest, Stuart and I had taken position, in order to obtain a view itself to them.
On the morning of the 5th, General Stuart and myself, with several other members of the S, and the carriage itself was in rapid motion.
General Stuart's mulatto servant Bob, who was to accompany the