been attacked on the 29th, near the old battleground of 1861, was reinforced by the combined strength of Lee
's army; that Porter
's corps was for some reason not engaged, and that the battle was renewed on the 30th, lasting all day. It was further averred that, despite the appearance of the curious crowd which we encountered at Cub Run
's force, that was engaged all day upon the 30th, retired in good order during the night, from before a foe doubly outnumbering them.
While this conversation was occurring, Gen. Phil Kearney
came riding down the north side of Centreville Hill; this was the last time that he was ever seen by other than his own troops or the enemy.
He was killed the next day at Chantilly