osite Waddill's farm, and there awaited the arrival of the cavalry, which I was informed would support the battery.
The cavalry arrived about dark, and, in obedience to verbal orders from General Stuart, I followed with my battery, arriving at Dr. Wilcox's house, situated one mile from James River, about eight o'clock P. M., when I received orders from Colonel Lee to halt.
After reconnoitring the position my guns were to occupy, Colonel Lee ordered me to march, taking a road known as the roaegor, the three additional pieces of artillery reporting to me by orders from General Stuart.
About eight o'clock P. M., the artillery moved in rear of Colonel Rosser's cavalry, and finally took up a position near the river, on the farm of Mr. Thomas Wilcox, about nine miles from the point we occupied on the previous night.
At sunrise, July seventh, a small steam transport, the Juniata, was discovered aground, about one thousand yards from our position, when the guns were speedily thrown into