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zel and Rappahannock rivers. passage of the latter, and march to Warrenton and Catlett's Station. artillery engagement. recrossing of the Waterloo Bridge, where we crossed it, and continued our march to Warrenton. Late in the evening we entered this little town, and were receindria Railroad. After an hour's rest to feed our horses, we left Warrenton behind us, continuing our march with great caution. Night was noreeks which were ordinarily but a few inches in depth, we reached Warrenton, with all our prisoners and booty, at eight o'clock the followingorning. We had but a few minutes' rest in the little town of Warrenton, when our rear-guard reported a strong force in pursuit of us, ana person. 23d to 26th August. We were soon out of sight of Warrenton. The glowing radiance of the sun breaking at last through the pad supposed, a general engagement. Our pursuers having stopped at Warrenton, we had therefore a short period of welcome inactivity, and the o
Heros von Borcke, Memoirs of the Confederate War for Independence, Chapter 12: (search)
General Stuart and myself to induce him to withdraw from the field and place himself in the hands of the surgeon. Our infantry now joining in the fight, we drove the Yankees back to the neighbourhood of Emmetsville, when I was ordered by my chief to reconnoitre the position there before he could attempt pushing his success further. Climbing a high hill about a mile on our right, I soon obtained a magnificent view of the surrounding country, extending for many miles towards the town of Warrenton, where numerous encampments indicated the presence of the entire Federal army. In the immediate front, towards Emmetsville, I could see the force opposing us about being reinforced by three brigades of infantry and several batteries of artillery, which were advancing at a double-quick along the turnpike road. In full haste I galloped back to inform General Stuart of the danger of his position, but before reaching him I saw our troops falling back, my chief having himself quickly perceiv