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in supply-train of the army. On the seventeenth, the enemy's cavalry appeared on my right flank, with artillery and reported infantry, indicating a farther attempt to outflank my position; at the same time, reports from prisoners and deserters indicated a movement on the part of the enemy. The eighteenth was spent in efforts to ascertain the precise position of the enemy, which resulting in the conviction he was retiring, the army was put in motion on the nineteenth, and advanced to Gainesville. Brigadier-General Kilpatrick in the advance drove the enemy's cavalry through Buckland Mills, beyond which he advanced with one brigade as far as New-Baltimore, when a division of the enemy's cavalry came up from Auburn and endeavored to cut off his retreat; General Kilpatrick, however, extricated himself by taking a road to Haymarket, but not without considerable loss, from the superior numbers he was engaged with. On the twentieth, the army occupied Warrenton without opposition, th
. The next morning, continuing his route with his accustomed vigor and celerity, he passed the Bull Run Mountains at Thoroughfare Gap, and proceeding by way of Gainesville, reached the railroad at Bristoe Station after sunset. At Gainesville he was joined by General Stuart, with the brigades of Robertson and Fitz-Hugh Lee, who coGainesville he was joined by General Stuart, with the brigades of Robertson and Fitz-Hugh Lee, who continued with him during the rest of his operations, vigilantly and effectually guarding both his flanks. General Jackson was now between the large army of General Pope and the Federal capital. Thus far no considerable force of the enemy had been encountered, and he did not appear to be aware of his situation. Upon arriving at ty-ninth the whole command resumed the march, the sound of cannon at Manassas announcing that Jackson was already engaged. Longstreet entered the turnpike near Gainesville, and moving down toward Groveton, the head of his column came upon the field in rear of the enemy's left, which had already opened with artillery upon Jackson's
noise of battle was heard before we reached Gainesville. The march was quickened to the extent of ongstreet on the road between Haymarket and Gainesville, and informed them of what had happened, ans early in the morning for the direction of Gainesville. The country was exceedingly rough, but I e, and Brien (First Virginia cavalry) above Gainesville. During the twenty-seventh, detachments ofhe turnpike covering Jackson's front toward Gainesville, and Rosser toward Manassas, where the eneml Longstreet's column between Haymarket and Gainesville, and there communicate to the commanding Gee Warrenton turnpike, from the direction of Gainesville. When this corps had advanced sufficientlyme two and a half miles in the direction of Gainesville, and coming to the open field, to the righton's Mill, Orlean, Salem, Thoroughfare, and Gainesville, which he approved, and directed me to selethrough the Plains and Thoroughfare Gap, to Gainesville. Here, leaving the Manassas road and movin[26 more...]