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e twenty-eighth and twenty-ninth, herewith.) Next morning, (thirtieth,) it became evident that the enemy had materially retired his left wing. My cavalry reconnoitred to the front, gaining, at the next house, an important point of observation. A large walnut tree being used as an observatory, the enemy was discovered gradually massing his troops in three lines opposite Jackson, and his left wing seemed to have entirely shifted. The commanding General was informed of these changes. Captain Throckmorton, Sixth Virginia cavalry, commanding sharpshooters, took position along a stone fence, and stoutly defended our observation against the attacks of the enemy's dismounted cavalry. About three P. M., the enemy having disclosed his movement on Jackson, our right wing advanced to the attack. I directed Robertson's brigade and Rosser's regiment to push forward on the extreme right, and, at the same time, all the batteries that I could get hold of were advanced at a gallop, to take posit