(now the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway), and were conveyed to its terminus at Jackson river by the next evening.
Here we encamped that night.
The next morning we commenced our line of march by Covington, the White Sulphur Springs, Lewisburg, Meadow Bluff, and across the Big Sewel Mountain, thence to Carnifax Ferry, where we joined General Floyd's brigade, about the 8th of September, just a few days before the Battle of Carnifax Ferry. General Floyd anticipated an engagement with the enemy at ared to strike tents at once, and prepare to fall back, as it was reported that General Cox, with a large force, was rapidly advancing upon us; we lost no time in executing these orders, and were soon on the march.
Floyd's command fell back to Meadow Bluff, which consumed several days.
Here we encamped for about two weeks. General Wise's brigade fell back to Little Sewel Mountain—the General fortified his position, and said that he would remain there until that hot place froze over.
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