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the morning of the twelfth the army marched in two columns, with the design of reaching the Orange and Alexandria railroad north of the river, and interrupting the retreat of the enemy.
After a skirmish with some of the Federal cavalry, at Jeffersonton, we reached the Rappahannock at Warrenton Springs in the afternoon, where the passage of the river was disputed by cavalry and artillery.
The enemy was quickly driven off by a detachment of our cavalry, aided by a small force of infantry and e big drive all by themselves.
At nightfall the Federals were driven with heavy loss back to and then beyond the river, and our weary but triumphant boys desisted from the long pursuit.
On the next day--Monday--General Stuart flanked up to Jeffersonton, where the enemy made a brief but hot fight, taking refuge in the church and stone houses.
They were speedily driven out, however, and our troops pushed on to Warrenton Springs.
Here another fight occurred — cavalry and infantry, sharp-shoot