Tuesday, August 26, 1862
overtook General Jackson
, at four o'clock P. M., and that night Bristoe Station was attacked, General Stuart
keeping on General Jackson
's right flank, between him and Warrenton Junction.
Night of Tuesday, August 26, 1862
took General Trimble
's brigade of infantry, and a part of his cavalry, and went from Bristoe
to Manassas Depot.
Wednesday, August 27
made an attack on Manassas Depot at daylight, and captured eight pieces of artillery, with horses, harness, all complete, and immense stores of all kinds.
, and part of his command, came up at noon (twelve M.) of that day, and fought Taylor
's (Federal) brigade coming from the direction of Union Mills
, in which fight General Taylor
(Federal) was mortally wounded.
In the mean time, General Ewell
was attacked at Bristoe Station, and toward night retired upon Manassas
, Colonel Rosser
protecting his (Ewell
's) right flank, and bringing up his rear to Manassas
, with his cavalry regiment.
The cavalry was picketing and scouting in every direction that day and night.
General Fitzhugh Lee
was sent that day with a portion of his command on an expedition beyond Fairfax Court-House, in which he went to Burke's Station, and there captured prisoners, stores, &c.
Night of Wednesday, August 27
.--After destroying everything at Manassas
, (stores, &c.,) the army started for the Stone Bridge
, a portion going by the way of Centreville
, the cavalry being so disposed as to cover this movement, Colonel Rosser
forming the rear guard to General A. P. Hill
Thursday, August 28
.--On the morning of this day, (the army facing toward Groveton
, Colonel Rosser
's cavalry being on our left flank and front,) a portion of the cavalry, stationed on our right flank as videttes, kept watch of the enemy's movements, with orders to report to General Jackson
. General Stuart
, with portions of Robertson
's and F. Lee
's brigades, (under General Robertson
,) marched for Haymarket