from the danger that presented itself, but ran, and with intrepid force, toward us. They charged the steep ascent, struck down the commander of a North Carolina regiment, and only desisted when the fire from our guns repelled them.
withdrew from the ridge.
He had extricated himself in safety, and what would have been stigmatized as his folly, had we been routed, became a proof of his genius and heroic courage.
The object of the Bristoe campaign
was accomplished as far as such objects are generally accomplished, but, on the 18th of October, Stuart
was at Buckland
, with Kilpatrick
in front of him. A device suggested by Fitzhugh Lee
withdrew and Kilpatrick
followed him hopefully, but Fitzhugh Lee
had taken a position which threw him in Kilpatrick
Upon an agreed signal, Stuart
turned on Kilpatrick
in front and Lee
struck his rear, and a rout ensued in which Davies
' brigade bore the brunt.
It ran, and the race extended over five miles. Custer
, however, saved his artillery and crossed Broad Run
On the 28th of February following, Custer
made a brilliant, and in the main successful, foray from Madison Court House into Charlottesville
, with about fifteen hundred cavalry.
were four battalions of artillery, resting in fond security in winter quarters.
The guns were all saved but horses were taken, and some of the quarters were burned, with the loss of clothing and blankets.
was moving on Richmond
with about thirty-five hundred cavalry.
Colonel Ulric Dahlgren
and about four hundred and fifty men were pushed rapidly toward the Virginia Central Railroad, which they struck at Frederick's Hall, where they captured eight officers who were sitting on a court martial, and moved toward the James River
Thence they moved down on the north side of the James
, where they attacked the outer entrenchments.
's Camp and drove him from it, compelling his return to Fredericksburg
made a wide