either of the pursuer or pursued — sounded continually in our ears from day-light until dark.
But as we diminished our pace he slackened his, and indicated that though eager to strike a flying foe, he was not so well prepared to fight one which faced him. Since leaving New Market, such had been our attitude, willingness to fight him whenever the position suited us. On Friday morning, June 6th, we marched late.
General Steuart had been relieved of his cavalry command and returned to the Maryland line, consisting of the regiment, the Baltimore Light Artillery, Captain Brockenbrough, and Captain Brown's cavalry company, which had joined us just after the fight at Winchester.
He had also assigned to him the Fifty-eighth, Forty-fourth, and two other Virginia regiments.
That morning being the rear-guard we were late starting, and delayed by the enormous trains which were carrying off the plunder of the expedition, by the afternoon we had not marched more than three miles. The head of