d until the afternoon, when I rode out to the most advanced of the detached works covering the capital.
I had with me Colburn, Key, and some other aides, with a small cavalry escort, and rode at once to Munson's Hill.
About the time I reached thall my aides and orderlies with instructions to the troops coming in by the Alexandria and Central roads, retaining only Colburn with me. I borrowed three orderlies from some cavalry at hand, and, accompanied by them and Colburn, started across counColburn, started across country as rapidly as possible to reach the Langley road.
By the time I reached that road the firing had ceased, with the exception of perhaps a dropping shot occasionally.
It was after dark — I think there was moonlight — by the time I met the first
I was stopped late night before last, returning to camp, and compelled to go to your office for the countersign.
Lieut.-Col. Colburn, going to the city last night on important business requiring despatch, was stopped at this end of the bridge and