t they supposed they had only the six regiments of the latter to deal with.
His troops had not all come up; and the Stonewall Brigade especially, was many miles in the rear.
His purpose was to amuse the enemy, while his engineers diligently explored the mountain to the right and left, for a road which might lead him to their rear.
To the zeal of his artillery officers, who offered to bring up batteries, he quietly replied: Thank you; not yet; and at length added to one of them: Perhaps Providence may open a way toward Monterey for you tomorrow.
（Monterey is the next village ten miles west of McDowell; and was in the enemy's rear.) In truth, his explorations had already been successful in leading him to a rude mountain road, practicable for artillery, which, passing far to the right of Hull's mountain pastures, enters the highway five miles in the rear of McDowell; and his orders were just issued to move a formidable park of artillery, with sufficient escort, by this road, during