but this moment (11:50 A. M.) received, in consequence of my having passed from the Richmond and Lynchburg roads to the Farmville and Lynchburg road.
I am at this writing about four miles west of Walker's church, and will push forward to the front uld be obtained from the adjacent country.
Our route to the Roanoke was therefore changed, and the march directed upon Farmville, where supplies were ordered from Lynchburg.
The change of route threw the troops over the roads pursued by artillery nemy's cavalry penetrated the line of march through the interval thus left, and attacked the wagon-train moving toward Farmville.
This caused serious delay in the march of the centre and rear of the column, and enabled the enemy to mass upon theiragon-trains and embarrassed their progress.
On the morning of the 7th rations were issued to the troops as they passed Farmville, but the safety of the trains requiring their removal upon the approach of the enemy, all could not be supplied.