rossed the river.
With the gathering darkness Stuart returned to our cavalry headquarters, attendedn.
About eleven o'clock I was asked by General Stuart to accompany him on a ride along our line t very certain they were Federal horsemen, but Stuart was unwilling to believe that the Yankees woul did not obtain any advantage over them, while Stuart and myself could not look without admiration ureat advantage to the enemy, and I remarked to Stuart that I thought it ought to be cut down.
He dithey had cheerfully endured.
Nevertheless General Stuart was anxious, with every officer and privatpits, and erecting works for their artillery.
Stuart being anxious to discover exactly what they we Lee to make report of our reconnaissance, General Stuart himself galloping over to A. P. Hill.
We were now soon joined by Stuart, and all, except Jackson, who parted with us td guests, gathered around the glowing fires of Stuart's double-chimneyed tent to recite the adventur
lines of attack.
At this moment I was sent by Stuart to General Jackson with the message that the Ygo to work without a moment's delay, he begged Stuart to allow him to advance two of his light piece compelled to withdraw.
I was now sent by General Stuart to tell Pelham to retire if he thought theovement preparing on the enemy's left, and General Stuart, suspecting it might be a movement on our f a stampeded and demoralised mob. Having kept Stuart constantly informed of the enemy's movements, Still all remained silent upon our main line.
Stuart himself, as usual, was always in the extreme flloped up at full speed bringing the order for Stuart to retreat as quickly as he could to his origits.
At his side General Cooke, a brother of Mrs Stuart, was dangerously wounded in the forehead.
Tur commander-in-chief and a dear friend of General Stuart's, who, while on a visit to some friends ibut I was prevented from undertaking it by General Stuart's energetic opposition.
The young lieuten[5 more...]
to our short night's rest at headquarters.
Things looked very little changed when, on the cold, clear morning of the 15th, we rode up to Jackson's Hill; and General Stuart deciding to remain until serious fighting should commence, we had an opportunity of having a good look at the devastations caused by the tremendous artilleryfThe morning passed slowly away, the anxious silence maintained being broken only but the firing from time to time of the heavy batteries; and many of our leaders, Stuart and Jackson foremost, began to give up any hope of a renewal of the attack.
The latter general was still in favour of a night attack, and proposed that our men she approaching night brought with it a heavy storm and rain, and we were wet to the skin and shivering with cold when at a late hour we returned to headquarters.
Stuart was in a very bad humour, and entertained no hope of a renewal of the fight the following day. These Yankees, he said, have always some underhand trick when they
d the sun stood high in the firmament when General Stuart's clear ringing voice assembled us again rtown of Fredericksburg; and at his request General Stuart and I gladly accompanied him on the expediarters I was greeted with a good scolding from Stuart for my escapade; an old fox, he said, should n the evening.
On the following day arrived Mrs Stuart from Richmond, taking up her residence at a , especially in the matter of fluids, to which Stuart objected altogether, while I far from shared hgroes, whose zeal was worthy of the occasion.
Stuart's mulatto servant, Bob, was appointed major-doon.
The day wound up with a great Fandango in Stuart's roomy tent, enlivened with Sweeney's songs aeadquarters we found to our great delight that Stuart had come back from his raid, which had proved opposite directions all over the country.
General Stuart was always accompanied by his own telegraples, all of which had fallen into the hands of Stuart.
Accordingly, the following message was despa[3 more...]
ill a chance open, and hoping I might persuade Stuart to undertake the ride, I sent a courier with auarter to three by the time all was over, when Stuart rode over to me, and called out with a laugh, soon after poured down in torrents and caused Stuart's iron will to give way and yield to the urgens ordered, in the commencement of February, by Stuart to proceed in that direction on a tour of insponce ordered to relieve Hampton's command; and Stuart wishing personally to hold a final inspection lpepper Court-house, before noon, where we met Stuart; and in the evening we all went by invitation h would have rivalled any in London.
Next day Stuart started for Richmond, accompanied by his Staffs regarded as mortal.
Although we expected Stuart back in a few days, it was a fortnight before Governor Letcher, an old and stanch friend of Stuart's and mine, who kindly afforded all the assistwere waiting to adorn it with flowers.
General Stuart arrived in Richmond on the day following, [5 more...]
tion of the English language.
On the 28th, Stuart and the members of his Staff, including our vioem, we all naturally expected that it was now Stuart's turn.
What was my astonishment, however, anouse.
In accordance with this information General Stuart resolved to leave William Lee's brigade bent itself, until late in the evening, when General Stuart gave the order to turn off in the directioached this point about nightfall, and here General Stuart decided to leave the regiment behind, and,ed only a short distance from us in the road.
Stuart, perfectly convinced that the courier was decehe clouds scudding rapidly across the sky. General Stuart and his Staff were trotting along at the hintense delight and relief, I recognised to be Stuart's, who had followed the same route as myself. ng into our hands.
As all seemed now over, Stuart ordered the troops to march on to Spotsylvaniah no little difficulty, I succeeded in finding Stuart again, who, in the midst of his ill-humour and[12 more...]
wn up in line of battle to oppose our advance, Stuart at once ordered the 1st regiment of cavalry toad with dead and wounded.
That Jackson and Stuart with their officers escaped was nothing short her our wounded comrade had been conveyed, General Stuart accompanied us thither to look after his c
On my return to the spot where I had left Stuart, I found him, with Jackson and the officers ofastened forthwith to their appointed posts-General Stuart and his Staff joining the cavalry, which wtreat would be in the direction of Ely's Ford, Stuart was ordered to proceed at once towards that pory about two miles from the ford.
Riding with Stuart a little ahead of our men, I suddenly discovernd communicated something in a low tone to General Stuart, by which he seemed greatly startled and a back to the colonel, while, anxious to rejoin Stuart as soon as possible, I galloped on ahead throusarily postponed until the following morning.
Stuart's position was one of undoubted difficulty, hi[10 more...]
was just streaking the sky, when I was sent by Stuart to order the skirmishers to advance; our three fortunately able to carry me through the day. Stuart was all activity, and wherever the danger was em forward once more; in vain even was it that Stuart, snatching the battle-flag of one of our brigad our right wing.
I was at once despatched by Stuart to the Commander-in-Chief to report the state r operations, and intrusted me with orders for Stuart, directing a general attack with his whole for centre of the plateau, where in the mean time Stuart had temporarily established his headquarters.
Here we found General Lee and Stuart seated by a small bivouac-fire discussing the day's events, an.
The enemy being very quiet all the morning, Stuart, suspecting a retrograde movement of their armtaneously raised an enthusiastic cheer for General Stuart, thus testifying their admiration of the gant victory, and one for which, in my opinion, Stuart never gained sufficient credit from his superi[4 more...]
ips and fatigues we had already undergone, General Stuart acceded to my friend's invitation to make y letters of condolence and offers received by Stuart on my account, greatly to his amusement, a req the former Secretary of War, a warm friend of Stuart's and mine, and to whom it will be remembered ten o'clock the marching past commenced.
General Stuart had taken up his position on a slight eminther to the rear.
It was evident, both to General Stuart and myself, that the intentions of the Fedry by a united charge of our whole force.
But Stuart's ardour was impatient of delay; and being, beeating foe. I was not long in meeting with General Stuart, whom I found directing the operations frones's brigade was drawn up to support it, when Stuart, thinking the time had come for an aggressive this, however, to prevent my accompanying General Stuart on the following morning on a ride towardsillanous trick.
I had been the subject of General Stuart's raillery apropos of my lost horses, but [7 more...]
orses at the little town of Orleans, where General Stuart and his Staff made a point of visiting our my first observations; and I reported to General Stuart that in my opinion he would be forced to r own men, about 200 yards from the woods, when Stuart came up, and, riding along the lines of his tro, by the cheering, had become well aware that Stuart was in that small group of officers.
Being dr Yankees, supported by infantry, were pressing Stuart slowly back towards Upperville.
The next nighdo, however, as I was anxious to hear from General Stuart, for whose safety I entertained apprehensiwho informed us that the enemy was retreating, Stuart having retaken Upperville, and being in pursuiital.
I had frequently the pleasure of seeing Stuart during the winter months, and once or twice vintly evident, by the sound of the firing, that Stuart was hardly pressed, and I hastened at once to d the suffering hero from his agonies.
Poor Mrs Stuart arrived an hour after the General's death.