r to be, General, your obedient servant, J. E. B. Stuart, Brig.-Gen. Commanding Cavalry. Gen. R. issance of their position and strength, Gen. J. E. B. Stuart ordered the First, (Col. Fitz-Hugh Lee,orporated in the detail, as also two pieces of Stuart's flying artillery--a twelve-pound howitzer anilled and wounded scores of the enemy; pleased Stuart, and had one man killed — poor Capt. Latane!
ry cannot show such another exploit as this of Stuart's!
He spoke the truth, honestly and roughly, nished and applauds ; McClellan is disgraced ; Stuart and his troopers are now forever in history.
illiant in its execution.
On Thursday, Gen. J. E. B. Stuart, with the First and Ninth regiments of and the cavalry of Cobb's Legion, and three of Stuart's artillery, left our lines on a reconnoissanc and Second regiments of Virginia cavalry, General Stuart; the Jeff Davis Legion, the cavalry of the city yesterday.
Much praise is accorded Gen. Stuart by his command for his bravery and coolness
on, fronting Buell's army.
On the evening of the seventh a portion of the right wing of the army of the Mississippi (Cheatham's division, composed of Donelson's, Stuart's and Maney's brigades) moved from Harrodsburgh to Perryville, where they rested on their arms in line of battle till daylight.
The pickets skirmished all night.ed, probably for this reason, but more probably because they could not withstand the impetuous valor of our troops.
About this time — probably a little earlier — Stuart's brigade moved into action, in perfect order and with great coolness.
The troops first engaged, worn and weary, rushed on with Stuart's men, and the rout on theStuart's men, and the rout on the left became general.
The enemy re-formed their lines several times, but were no sooner restored than they were broken.
The fighting was kept up till night put an end to the conflict.
We had then driven the enemy from three to five miles along the whole line of the two armies.
We formed our lines and remained on the ground