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Chapter 12: Night-ride to Jackson's camp. return across the Mountains. we are cut off by the enemy. fight at Barber's cross-roads. retreat towards Orleans and across the Rappahannock. fights near Waterloo Bridge and Jefferson. Crossing of the Hazel river. bivouac in the snow. scout with General Stuart. headquarters near Culpepper Court-house. reconnaissance in force, and fight near Emmetsville. 4th November. The deep sleep which succeeded to the fatigues of the prev
ripped from the flanks of our horses, congealed into icicles, and the legs of the animals were rough with ice. But a sharp ride, as it promoted the circulation of the blood, kept us tolerably warm, and at two o'clock in the morning we arrived at Jackson's encampment.
Stuart, being unwilling in his great tenderness for Old Stonewall to disturb his slumbers, proposed that we should seek rest for the remaining hours of the night; but in our frozen condition, it being first necessary that we shoul